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Sheffield Beer Week: Indie Beer Feast returns to the Picture House

Building on the success of 2018’s inaugural Indie Beer Feast, 2019’s instalment has expanded to two days with even more breweries joining us at the iconic Abbeydale Picture House on 8-9 March.


In keeping with last year’s boutique and personal approach, the focus of Indie Beer Feast is still, as always, on superb independent craft breweries and tasty street food. Local breweries Abbeydale, Neepsend Brew Co, Thornbridge and new kid on the block Saint Mars of the Desert will be joined by London’s Orbit and Wild Card breweries, Manchester’s Cloudwater and Wander Beyond and Liverpool’s Neptune Brewery.

Photography: Mark Newton

There’s even a taste of New Zealand at IBF this year, with 8 Wired and Yeastie Boys from the New Zealand Beer Collective in town to host a brewery bar, where attendees can chat to producers directly as they kick back and enjoy their beers in the unique and picturesque setting of the Abbeydale Picture House.

Entertainment-wise, Just Do U Collective is curating a programme of acoustic and live performance sets throughout the festival and if the huge amount of brewery bars isn’t enough (see full list on the right), award-winning beer shop Hop Hideout will be on hand to provide a selection of curated bottles, canned craft beers (including a take home option), quality bottled cider and a few cheeky draught taps featuring international breweries.

New for 2019 is the ‘Seasonal Celebration’ which will see a number of breweries launching brand new beers with a seasonal ingredient, meaning Indie Beer Feast festival goers will be the first to try these exclusive brews.

There are two sessions for either date at Indie Beer Feast, an early afternoon slot at 11:30am to 4:30pm and an evening session at 5:30pm to 10:30pm. Tickets cost £7.50 plus booking fee for each session.

Street Food

Little Bao Boy – bite size bao buns in all their tasty forms

Get Wurst – bratwurst, curry wurst, vegan wurst

The Cure Fine Charcuterie – specialist charcuterie deli

Birdhouse Tea Company – blended teas, cakes and gins

Döner Summer – spicy seitan vegan kebabs


List of Breweries

Abbeydale Brewery Black Iris Brewery  Blackjack Brewery ∙ Cloudwater Brew Co  Elusive Brewing ∙ Loka Polly  Lost Industry Magic Rock Brewing  Mobberley Brewhouse ∙ Neepsend Brew Co  Neptune Brewery  New Zealand Beer Collective North Brewing Co  Orbit Beers  Ridgeside Brewing Co Saint Mars of the Desert  Thornbridge ∙ Torrside ∙ Turning Point Brew Co ∙ Wander Beyond  Wild Card Brewery ∙ Wild Weather


indiebeerfeast.co.uk // @IndieBeerFeast




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