After a tumultuous 2021, Sheffield Beer Week is set for a welcome return to the city from 7 – 13 March, providing a much-needed boost for the city’s hospitality and brewing sector.
This year, Sheffield Beer Week’s strands will again include Beer and Food, and Community and Heritage, as well as additional strands including Harrogate Beer Week collaborations, creating welcoming spaces for everyone in the beer scene with Out & About (@outandaboutsheff), International Women’s Day events, and celebrating its access to vital green spaces under The Outdoor City banner.
There will also be a continued hybrid of online and in-person elements with key online talks exploring beer and brewing research from leading international professionals including Lars Marius Garshol (Norwegian farmhouse brewing), Dr Christina Wade (Irish beer history), Ron Pattinson (beer historian), Tim Holt (The Brewery History Society) and the Sheffield Feminist Archive.
Sheffield breweries Heist Brew Co and Lost Industry will also be brewing up beers for International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day (@IWCBD / unitebrew.org) on International Women’s Day – 8th March (look out for additional events).
As in previous years, kicking off the week is Sheffield’s craft beer festival Indie Beer Feast, a celebration of great independent craft beer with brewery bars, street food, low intervention wines and fine cider, this year at the all-new venue of Trafalgar Warehouse on 4 and 5 March.
The beer festival champions and supports The Everyone Welcome initiative. British Guild of Beer Writers’ member and leading UK award-winning beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones will be heading up to host pop-up tastings and to judge the Indie Beer Feast ‘Beer of the Festival’; this year’s theme is Hope.
Breweries pouring include Sheffield outfits Saint Mars of the Desert, Lost Industry and Abbeydale. Plus bars from Women on Tap showcasing female led breweries and beer collaborations and Craft Beer Newcastle highlighting brilliant breweries from the North East.
In addition, Manchester’s Pomona Island, Liverpool’s Neptune, Derbyshire’s Torrside and Pentrich, Norfolk’s Duration, Cheshire’s Mobberley Brewhouse, Nottingham’s Black Iris, Wales’ Wilderness, Scotland’s Fyne Ales and Donzoko Brewing, London’s Rock Leopard and North Yorkshire’s Turning Point Brew Co will also be pouring across the weekend.