Five Sheffield breweries have joined forces to help raise cash for homeless people in the city, in support of local charity Roundabout’s Bangers and Cash fundraiser.
The five breweries came together at Sentinel Brewery on Shoreham Street last week to brew a special collaboration beer, which they will sell at Tramlines later this month, to help fund their upcoming Bangers and Cash mission.
Bangers and Cash will see 40 teams of fearless fundraisers drive from Sheffield to Monte Carlo in old bangers at the end of the summer, travelling 1,219 miles in cars worth no more than £650. All funds raised from the mission will be donated to the homeless youth charity, which celebrated its 40th birthday in Sheffield last year.
Dan Hunt, of Heist Craft, said: “Here at Heist, we came on board with Bangers and Cash 18 months ago, and immediately signed up to be one of the teams driving from Sheffield to Monte Carlo. Each team who signs up must commit £1,500 to register, plus a minimum fundraising total of £2,000. That’s where the idea of a special brew came in.
“We decided to sell a beer, brewed specially for the occasion, at Tramlines this summer, with all proceeds going towards our fundraising total for the charity.
“Our day started at 9am last Friday, and we had the beer transformed to the fermenter by 4pm, so now we just have to wait a couple of weeks for it to be ready. We asked four other local breweries to get involved, as we really wanted this to be the product of a collaboration between as many Sheffield breweries as possible, with the charity having such a local focus.”
Sentinel Brewery, Lost Industry, Sheffeld Brewing Company, and The Brew Foundation teamed up to help make the beer, which will be called ‘Bangers and Clash of the Titans,’ and will be sold in a number of city centre venues throughout the festival, which kicks off on July 20.
Dan added: “We managed to make 2,600 litres in the end, which is enough for about 4,500 pints, so we’re confident we’ll be able to raise a good chunk of cash for the charity. We’re also grateful to Charles Faram, who supplied the hops, Simpsons Malt, who supplied the malt, and Eco Keg, who donated 20 kegs to the cause, meaning the costs of pulling this all together were really minimal.”