A host of top breweries from around the country will descend on Sheffield for the city’s fourth annual Sheffield Beer Week, set to take place from 12 to 18 March.
Neepsend, Thornbrige, Abbeydale, Beavertown, Marble and Wild Beer Co have all confirmed their attendance for the event, which will also celebrate several key themes including: women working in the beer industry, beer ingredient hubs, Norwich City of Ale Partnership and a Yorkshire beer photography trail. The event will also host Hardywood Park Craft Brewery from Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Jules Gray, Sheffield Beer Week Director and joint proprietor of award-winning beer shop and tasting room Hop Hideout, said: “Firstly and fore-mostly, I want to give a big thanks to all those who have been involved in previous years and look forward to 2018's plans as they gather apace. The week wouldn't be what it is without those involved. It shows the unity and community of the Sheffield and international beer scene. Beer tourism is a growing area and I see this as a crucial cog to Sheffield's continued beer success and positive economic growth city-wide. 2018 has a number of really exciting strands that I can't wait to celebrate including all new ingredient hub venues and celebrating women working in the beer industry."
Sheffield Beer Week's focus on celebrating women working in the beer industry will see a brewsters tap takeover event at The Rutland Arms, collaborating brews with Ashover and Welbeck Abbey breweries, working with consumer group the Ladies That Beer and Fem.Ale organiser Erica Horton to host beer tastings.
Further stands include a back to beer basics with venues acting as ingredient hubs (malt, hops, water, yeast, adjuncts) and hosting events; continued exploration of our Norwich City of Ale partnership with a city tap takeover and a mini Yorkshire beer photography trail working with photographer, Mark Newton and his Beer Yorkshire project.
Follow @SheffBeerWeek on Twitter for full updates or head online to the event’s official website.