Steel City Beer Festival

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Sheffield CAMRA's 45th Steel City Beer and Cider Festival kicks off TONIGHT at Kelham Island Museum, and we are very excited to be involved once more as keg bar sponsors!

Running from 5pm this evening until Saturday night, there's an absolutely huge array of beers on offer, including six beers on cask and seven on keg from ourselves. Coinciding with the sapphire anniversary of the festival, Sheffield CAMRA are also celebrating the 500th edition of their Beer Matters magazine, so we've rustled up a very special one off cask of an 8% IPA for the occasion!

Our full list is as follows…

ON CASK: Very Real Ale DIPA hopped with Galaxy & Nelson Sauvin (8.0%), Dr Morton's Bag O Nuts pale ale (4.1%), Damnation pale ale (4.5%), Pilgrim pumpkin spiced ale (5.0%), Salvation Cranachan stout (4.5%) and Serenity session IPA with Galaxy & Vic Secret (3.8%).

ON KEG: Heathen American pale ale (4.1%), Wanderer lime & lemongrass saison (5.5%), Raisins to be Fearful Belgian inspired fruited Dubbel (7.0%, collaboration with Torrside Brewery) and Voyager IPA with Mosaic, Cascade & Idaho 7 hops (5.6%).

And also on keg, from the Funk Dungeon: Hop Bretta Vic Secret (3.9%), Red Wine BA Gruit (7.1%) and Slam Dunk Da Funk fruited dark sour (5.3%)

Do check out the festival website for copies of the full beer lists as there's so much to try, we can't wait to get stuck in. The website also has all the information you need about session times and entrance prices.

Other highlights of the weekend include an IPA tasting with the legendary beer writer Roger Protz at 8.30 tonight (ticketed event, click here for details), some excellent live music including local band Kingfisher Blue at 6pm on Friday night and Sunfest favourites the Loxley Silver Band on Saturday afternoon, and our friends at Seven Hills WI will be supplementing the tasty selection of food stalls with their homemade cakes to raise money for their charity of the year on Saturday too.

Please also cross your fingers for us in the Champion Beer of Sheffield awards which take place at the festival this evening! There'll be quite a few of us from the brewery down there this evening so do come and say hello if you spot us!


Last Updated: 16th October 2019
Author: Laura Rangeley

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