Sheffield Beer Week ‘Going Back to Our Beer Roots’ for 2023

Sheffield Beer Week returns from 6 – 12 March 2023 for its ninth edition with a renewed vigor around their key strand, ‘Going Back to Our Beer Roots’, focusing on showcasing the brilliantly brewed Sheffield beer from breweries within the city region.

Ongoing core strands include Beer and Food, Community and Heritage; with ongoing additional strands including International Women’s Day events and celebrating our access to vital green spaces under The Outdoor City banner as part of Festival of the Outdoors.

Sheffield Beer Week

There’ll be a continued intertwining via a hybrid of online and in-person elements throughout the week.

Sheffield breweries Tapped Brew Co, Little Critters, Heist, Loxley, Abbeydale and True North are already planning special beers for the week, with further breweries to announce more.

Tapped Brew Co, housed at The Sheffield Tap pub, are even planning a live brewing day during the week, so watch this space for further details on that.

Sheffield Beer Week

Saint Mars of the Desert and Stancill breweries are hosting open tap days, whilst the rejuvenated Kelham Island Brewery will be highlighting its flagship beer Pale Rider, which started the ‘beer journey’ for many people in the city.

Visit Sheffield’s The Festival of the Outdoors has become a vibrant month of annual activities in March itself and to tie in Sheffield Beer Week is hosting a number of events under this theme.

Local historian Dave Pickersgill, editor of CAMRA’s ‘Sheffield’s Real Heritage Pubs’, will be hosting his popular heritage pub and brewery walks. There will be a number of running events too including a trail club organised by Abbeydale Brewery and their Rising Sun pub and Hop Hideout beer shop’s all abilities welcome run social.

Sheffield Beer Week

As always there will be a celebration of great independent brewed beer from across Sheffield, the UK and beyond with venues Jabbarwocky, The Crow, Rutland Arms, Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield Tap, Heist Brew Co, Stancill Brewery, Saint Mars of the Desert, Craft ‘n’ Berry, Hop Hideout, Beer Central, True North pubs and Shakespeares already planning events. Look out for more venues and events to be added on our website via the 2023 events listing.

On the weekend of 3rd to 4th March, to kick-off the week, Sheffield’s craft beer festival, Indie Beer Feast launches. A celebration of great independent craft beer with brewery bars, street food, low intervention wines and fine cider.

The beer festival champions and supports The Everyone Welcome initiative. British Guild of Beer Writers’ members and leading UK award-winning beer writers Adrian Tierney-Jones and Pete Brown will be heading up to host pop-up tastings and to judge the Indie Beer Feast ‘Beer of the Festival’.

Breweries pouring include Sheffield outfits Saint Mars of the Desert, Heist, Triple Point and Abbeydale. In addition to Manchester’s Sureshot, Liverpool’s Neptune, Lancashire’s Rivington Brewing Co, Birmingham’s Attic Brew Co, Hitchin’s Crossover Blendery, London’s The Kernel, Rock Leopard and Wild Card Brewery, Huddersfield’s Beer Ink, Macclesfield’s Redwillow, Suffolk’s Little Earth Project and County Durham’s McColl’s Brewery.

They’ll also be award-winning Sheffield beer shop Hop Hideout hosting a bar and bottle shop, in addition to low-intervention Italian wines from importers Naturally Wines.

For more info, head over to the Sheffield Beer Week website here

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