Sheffield Beer Week 2019 to celebrate diversity and inclusion

2019 will see the return of Sheffield Beer Week for its fifth year on 11-17 March, certifying itself as a highlight on the city’s calendar of events.

The city-wide event has already confirmed a number of local breweries involved in this year’s week of events, including Neepsend Brew Co., Kelham Island Brewery, Thornbridge, Abbeydale Brewery and the newest kid on the block, Saint Mars of the Desert, will be hosting its first Sheffield Beer Week event.

On top of 2019’s core strands (beer, food, community and heritage), Sheffield Beer Week will be celebrating women working in the industry again with Norwich-based Fem.Ale and Hop Hideout teaming up for a brewsters’ tap takeover collaboration. Norwich City of Ale will also be making the trip up to the Steel City to host a number of outdoor events, including CAMRA’s pub heritage officer Dave Pickersgill’s popular heritage pub walk in Sheffield

Following the success of last year, the People’s Photography Trail will return to Sheffield with photographers Nicci Peet and Mark Newton currently in the planning stage of this year’s exhibition-meets-beer trail.

The Beer Week’s usual opener, the Indie Bear Feast event, has grown to two days this year and will be kicking the week off on Friday 8 March with a celebration of independent craft beers in the iconic Abbeydale Picture House.

Sheffield Beer Week director Jules Gray said: “Sheffield Beer Week wouldn’t be what it is without those involved. It shows the unity and community of the Sheffield and global beer scene. Beer tourism is a crucial cog to Sheffield’s continued success and positive economic growth. The city is not only attracting engaged and inquisitive tourists to the area for beer, outdoor sports and creative arts but also new beer-focused businesses to locate here. The Beer Week really adds vibrancy to the city, boosts the local economy and keeps the high street buzzing with good beer chatter.”

We’re thrilled to be putting together the official Sheffield Beer Week 2019 programme. If you want to get involved, email For more information, head to

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