Sheffield Beer Week announces details of 2018 festival

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Curtain raiser: Sheffield Beer Week kicks off with a ticketed beer festival at the Abbeydale Picture House
Curtain raiser: Sheffield Beer Week kicks off with a ticketed beer festival at the Abbeydale Picture House

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Sheffield Beer Week, a city-wide festival and multi-venue celebration of beer, is to return for its fourth year in March.

The festival will run from 12-18 March at venues across the city, and feature events with beers from local favourites such as Neepsend, Thornbridge and Abbeydale, as well as national and international breweries Marble, Beavertown, Hardywood Park and Wild Beer Co.

The beer week will also be working alongside organisations such as Ladies That Beer and Fem Ale to celebrate and promote the work of women within the beer industry.

'Back to basics' theme

International Women’s Day falls on 8 March, the week before the festival, and the organisers are planning a brew day to celebrate, as well as a number of tap takeovers and tasting events throughout the week itself.

Other highlights announced so far include: a ‘back to basics’ theme, where different venues will act as ingredient hubs (malt, hops, water, yeast, adjuncts) and host themed events, and a miniature Yorkshire beer photography trail, working with photographer, Mark Newton and his Beer Yorkshire project.

On Saturday 10 March, to launch the week, there will be a new one-day ticketed beer festival, Indie Beer Feast. The festival will be hosted in the city’s iconic Abbeydale Picture House, with brewery bars and local street food offerings.

Celebrating women in the industry

Sheffield Beer Week director and joint proprietor of Hop Hideout beer shop and tasting room Jules Gray said: “Beer tourism is a growing area and I see this festival as a crucial cog to Sheffield's continued beer success and positive economic growth city-wide.

“This year 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."

Further updates about the festival can be found on the Sheffield Beer Week website,​ or by following @SheffBeerWeek on Twitter

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