2018 Ingredient Hubs (Back to Beer Basics)


Kelham Island Brewery, Sheffield
Photo by Mark Newton


All new for 2018 as part of our ‘Back to Beer Basics’ strands are Ingredients Hubs. In total there are five venues throughout Sheffield which will act as a hub for an individual beer ingredient and will host an event around their ingredient. Head out around each hub to discover more on their hosted ingredient in your own time and keep up to date on our events listing page to hear more about their events. We’ve picked one out for each venue to get you started on your beer journey, plus added a few links for each ingredient so you can have a read in your own time.

The Devonshire Cat: Yeast

Abbeydale Brewery Launch 1868 With Ron Pattinson

Venue: The Devonshire Cat, 49 Wellington St, S1 4HG
Website: http://www.devonshirecat.co.uk/
Date: Mon 12th March
Time: 7pm
Cost: tickets free https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/1868-beer-launch-with-ron-pattinson-tickets-43183255279
Travel: Bus – any buses to West Street or Moorfoot / Tram – Blue/Yellow to West Street

Kicking off our start to the week as the ‘Yeast’ hub we have:
A launch and free sampling session of Abbeydale & reknowned beer historian Ron Pattinsons collaboration brew ‘1868’. Come chat to both the guys from Abbeydale and Ron himself to try samples of this heritage Strong Scotch Ale.

FREE tickets available below for us to gauge approx numbers – or feel free to speak to jack@devonshirecat.co.uk
To find out more about this historical brew, take a peek at the Abbeydale Brewery blog post: http://www.abbeydalebrewery.co.uk/blog/post/?id=1587&blog=heritage_brewing


The Sheffield Tap: Malt

Live Brew Day

Venue: The Sheffield Tap, Sheaf Street. S1 2BP
Website: www.sheffieldtap.com
Date: Tues 13th March
Time: time of brew start tbc 
Cost: Free entry
Buses: All serving Sheffield Interchange
Trams: Sheffield Station (Blue or Purple route)

The Tapped Brew Co brewers will be brewing at The Sheffield Tap on their kit in the Edwardian dinning room extension off the main pub room. They’ll be taking questions and happy to chat. So please do go up and have a chat about brewing, beer and specifically the use of malt and grains in beer. 


Sentinel Brewhouse: Water

Mark Dredge Beer Matched Dinner

Venue: Sentinel Brewhouse & Taproom, 178, Shoreham St. S1 4SQ.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Sentinel-Brewing-Co
Date: Thurs 15th March
Time: 7pm
Cost: £tbcpp tickets via Eventbrite: tbc
Travel: Buses: 1, 1a, 24, 25, 56 (to Shoreham Street) / Trams: Blue or Purple (to Granville)

We welcome Mark Dredge, Beer and Food Writer of the Year 2016, as he talks us through a beer paired dinner with a selection of beers from local Sheffield breweries. 

Prepared by our resident wizard in the kitchen Brendan, each of the four courses will showcase one of our regular local food suppliers giving us a chance to really show off what they do best.

– Menu with matched beers to follow –


Shakespeares, Gibraltar Street: Hops

Cloudwater and Howling Hops Takeover 

Venue: Shakespeares, Gibraltar Street. S3 8UB
Website: http://www.shakespeares-sheffield.co.uk/
Date: Mon 12th March
Time: from opening 12pm
Cost: free entry
Travel: Bus: 31, 31a, 57, 81, 82, 85, 86 (to Gibraltar Street) / Tram: Blue or Yellow (to Shalesmoor)

For Sheffield Beer Week 2018 we are having the theme of hops. This means that for the Saturday of beer week we are picking our favourite brewery on cask and our favourite brewery on keg that both specialise in hops.
On March 17th at Shakespeares we will have a full takeover of 8 Cloudwater kegs and 7 Howling Hops casks on from midday for a full day of hoppy goodness.Line up for each brewery to be announced closer to the date.

Hop Hideout: Adjuncts

Hardywood Park TTO USA Craft Beer Showcase 

Venue: Hop Hideout, 448 Abbeydale Rd. S7 1FR
Website: https://www.hophideout.co.uk
Date: From Sat 10th March, on all week

Cost: free, check website for opening hours
Travel: Buses: 10, 10a (to Sheldon Road); 75, 76, 86, 96, 97, 98, 218 (to Abbeydale Road)

As one of the Ingredient Hubs for Sheffield Beer Week (adjuncts) Hop Hideout will be welcoming American award winning craft brewery, Hardywood Park. They’ll be hosting a week long tap takeover – draught and bottles/cans; so you can dip in at your own pace through the week. It was a chance meeting Jules had in London in 2017 with their Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Richard, that brought this event idea together. The global beer World is a small place!

On Saturday 10th March they will crack open one special bottle to share round at 2pm and 6pm. No tickets, small tasters, once they’re gone, they’re gone. Mark the date in your diary and it could be a good time to pop in before or after Indie Beer Feast!

The brewery was founded in 2011 by Eric McKay and Patrick Murtaugh and uses local Virginia ingredients in their beers such as the V.I.P.A. They also have highly rated beers with lots of interesting additions – Gingerbread Stout and Virginia Blackberry (Reserve Series). A fresh shipment is arriving just before Sheffield Beer Week and they’re looking forward to showcasing a number of these great tasting brews. Of course showing adjuncts ingredients such as fruit and spices.