Whose Round is it Anyway? Sheffield Beer Week 2018
Sean Clarke, head honcho at the Moor Market’s Beer Central, gives us the lowdown on one of the hoppiest weeks in the city’s calendar.
Well, I hope your February wasn’t completely ruined as a result of our column not appearing in last month’s issue. We hear the good grafters down at Exposed HQ were enjoying our beery recommendations so much, they forgot to include them in the mag! ‘Tis a good job we love those guys to bits!
Anyway, this month brings us rather nicely to one of the most important weeks of the year for beer here in Sheff. The mighty Sheffield Beer Week runs from 10-18 March and includes fantastic events all over the city. It’s an opportunity to showcase local beer and the week attracts visitors from all over the UK & beyond, helping the local economy and bringing a positive influence on many different levels.
Things kick off with Indy Beer Feast, a one-day beer festival at Abbeydale Picture House that will split into two sessions (day and night), and features independent craft beers from around the UK and across the globe. It looks fantastic and many top breweries are bringing their own bars, thereby offering a real chance to meet the people who brew your favourite beers! Breweries so far include: Abbeydale, Black Iris, Black Jack, Brew York, Elusive Brewing, Fourpure, Lost Industry, Mad Hatter Brewing, Magic Rock Brewing, Moor, North Brewing, Runaway Brewery, Thornbridge, Torrside, Turning Point, and Vertical Drinks hosting Kirkstall Brewery, Sierra Nevada, Dry & Bitter. We’ve got our tickets, hope you’ve got yours! For more details, search out @indiebeerfeast on Twitter and facebook.com/indiebeerfeast.
The rest of the week consists of tap takeovers, meet the brewers, brewery tours, tasting events, pub trails, discounts & offers, heritage pub walks and much more. Our own key event here at Beer Central takes place down at Shakespeares on Wednesday 14th March at 7pm. It’s a ticketed event where Beer Central will be taking on the ale-savvy pub in a battle of the beers! It’ll be four mighty dark beers presented by Shakespeares vs four stunning light beers from Beer Central. Which style will win? To find out more, either call in to our shop (or Shakespeares) or head to the Facebook page. The whole thing promises to be another spectacular celebration of the city and its beer scene, so get involved and enjoy!
For more information on the whole week, including details of how you can get involved, visit www.sheffieldbeerweek.co.uk