Huge Sheffield Beer & Cider festival announces return

After a year off in 2020 thanks to the pandemic, Sheffield Steel City Beer & Cider Festival organisers have revealed they are hoping for the event’s safe return on the slightly earlier than usual dates of 6 – 9 October.

Usually a staple of the autumn calendar, the CAMRA event this year plans to return to the familiar surroundings of Kelham Island Museum in the summertime.

“We made the decision to bring it forward a couple of weeks from its usual spot so hopefully people don’t have as long to wait.” Says Elliot Green, Sheffield Steel City Beer & Cider Festival’s press officer.

Sheffield Beer and Cider festival in Kelham Island Museum

“We started planning in January and have been working on feedback from previous festivals to try and make this one even better, especially as there wasn’t one last year.

“We’re always monitoring the guidance from the Government and CAMRA HQ too, and we’ll know for definite by the start of July if we have the green light, so fingers crossed for beer in October!”

As always, the event is organised, run and staffed entirely by volunteers who do so to share their passion for good beer, cider and perry.

The main hall in Kelham Island Museum

The festival also features live music, street food, old-fashioned pub games and much more across the site, which this year includes the new Stone Garden, as well as the museums fully operational onsite pub, The Millowners Arms.

The range of drinks on offer runs to over 300 different brews, with a wide variety of styles across cask, keg, bottle and can from the traditional styles like mild, bitter and stout right through to modern IPAs, sours and more.

On the Cider & Perry bar it is all your proper farmhouse style still ciders and perries made from fermented freshly pressed apple or pear juice with a number of small artisan producers featured as well as some of your more well-known names.

For more info or to volunteer to be a part of Steel City Beer & Cider Fetsival, head over to the CAMRA site here.

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