Launch of fifth annual Sheffield Beer Week

Sheffield Beer Week. Mark Newton Photography.
Sheffield Beer Week. Mark Newton Photography.

The fifth annual Sheffield Beer Week officially kicks off tomorrow as the city looks forward to a week celebrating local breweries.

Sheffield's craft beer festival, Indie Beer Feast launches tomorrow and marks the official start of Beer Week, which will continue from March 11 to 17.

The two-day festival will be a celebration of great independent craft beer in the iconic Abbeydale Picture House with 20 plus brewery bars and street food stalls available.

At this year’s event,  Saint Mars of the Desert, will be hosting their first Sheffield Beer Week event. There will also be a number of great local breweries returning for the fifth year such as Neepsend Brew Co, Kelham Island Brewery, Thornbridge and Abbeydale and also national and international breweries including Wander Beyond, Wild Card Brewery, Burning Sky, Moor, Orbit and Mikkeller. Brand new Sheffield brewery.

To mark the occasion, there will be ten beer collaborations specially brewed for the beer week to be released through the celebrations, hosted this year with Thornbridge Brewery and Burning Sky partnering on a closing event.

There will also be two beer and food diners and renowned beer and food author Melissa Cole and Abbeydale Brewery working together.

Money raised at this year’s event will go to The Lord Major of Sheffield Magid Magid's Charity Fund and the British Hop Association.

In recognition of International Women’s Day tomorrow, their will also be a celebration of women working in the beer industry as part of the festival, with the aim of covering diversity and inclusion in beer and events.

On Monday, new Sheffield based LGBTQ+ beer group Out and About will celebrate its launch with an Abbeydale Brewery beer collaboration at the Devonshire Cat pub.

For more details of the festival, go to www.sheffieldbeerweek.co.uk