Cheers! Sheffield beer shop’s top award

The Celebrate British Beer Awards.
The Celebrate British Beer Awards.

A Sheffield beer and cider shop has scooped a top regional award.

The Hop Hideout in Abbeydale Road was named ‘Regional Retailer of the Year for the North’ at the Celebrate British Beer Awards.

The ceremony was held at the House of Commons last week and hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, led by Graham Evans MP.

Several MPs and the great and good of the beer industry attended the event, which was organised by trade magazine Off Licence News to celebrate the retailers both big and small that are making the biggest contribution to championing beers and ciders. An elite panel of judges comprising some of the most respected names in the industry voted for the winners.

Martin Green, editor at Off Licence News, said: “Pubs do an excellent job, but the swathes of top-class beer shops are just as important in furthering the image of our national drink.

“These awards highlight the businesses dedicated to sourcing and selling interesting brews and supporting the UK’s vibrant brewing scene. “Retailers are typically well ahead of the curve now when it comes to championing new products.”