New brewery tap and burger joint to open in Kelham Island
Derbyshire brewers Heist Brew Co have announced a move from the sleepy mining village of Clowne to the once beating heart of Sheffield’s industry and now Kelham Island.
The new location will be situated close to the bustling Cutlery Works and legendary Gardeners Rest pub. From humble beginnings brewing once a week and distributing locally and regionally, Heist is now expanding its operation to deal with national and international demand.
The massive project will see an old machine works transformed into a brewery with interactive tours, tastings and events capable of hosting private bookings and corporate events in the two large bar spaces. Combining a modern style with raw materials to maintain the original character of the building, it will retain the two industrial cranes and other internal structures, along with maintaining a lot of the original characteristics of the building inside and out.
With 30 craft beer lines hosting 10 Heist lines, there will be regular guest lines from the US and further afield brought in especially for Heist, as well as special release cask. The bar space will feature gaming and eating alongside a street food burger joint (which remains a secret, for now) serving up its signature burger stacks and loaded fries – and will host regular guest street food vendors from around the UK and other unique food experiences.
Working with other local businesses, Heist will be hosting a number of events over the coming months such as food and beer pairing at Boozehound (Cutlery works), a summer skate jam and BBQ at The House Skatepark, and a beer cocktail evening at The Millowners to name just a few.
The opening date is set for mid-summer with a weekend-long party planned.