After a tumultuous 2021, Sheffield Beer Week sees a welcome return to the city in March 2022 (7th to 13th). The event will be a much-needed boost for the city, the hospitality and brewing sector. Sheffield Beer Week’s ongoing strands include Beer and Food, Community and Heritage; with additional 2022 strands including our Harrogate Beer Week collaborative focus, creating welcoming spaces for everyone in the beer scene with Out & About (@outandaboutsheff) and International Women’s Day events and celebrating our access to vital green spaces under The Outdoor City banner. There’ll be a continued intertwining via a hybrid of online and in-person elements with a key online talk exploring beer and brewing research with leading international professionals. From Lars Marius Garshol (Norwegian farmhouse brewing), Dr Christina Wade (Irish beer history), Ron Pattinson (beer historian), Tim Holt (The Brewery History Society) and the Sheffield Feminist Archive. Our collaborative partnership with Harrogate Beer Week will showcase North Yorkshire breweries in South Yorkshire with a friendly cross-county beer week focal point, highlighting the positive nature of Beer Tourism. Sheffield breweries Heist Brew Co and Lost Industry will be brewing up beers for International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day (@IWCBD / unitebrew.org) on International Women’s Day – 8th March (look out for additional events). As Visit Sheffield’s The Outdoor City hosts a month long celebration of the green spaces and adventure trails in the city through March, Sheffield Beer Week will showcase beer and history walks (via local historian Dave Pickersgill, editor of CAMRA’s ‘Sheffield’s Real Heritage Pubs’), a running and beer social club and highlight the ‘Right to Roam’ campaign (righttoroam.org.uk) alongside the 90th anniversary of the Kinder Mass Trespass with Sunday Times best-selling author Nick Hayes (The Book of Trespass), Saint Mars of the Desert brewery, Sheffield Beer Week and Hop Hideout.
On the weekend of 4 to 5th March, to kick-off the week, Sheffield’s craft beer festival, Indie Beer Feast launches. A celebration of great independent craft beer with brewery bars, street food, low intervention wines and fine cider. The beer festival champions and supports The Everyone Welcome initiative. British Guild of Beer Writers’ member and leading UK award-winning beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones will be heading up to host pop-up tastings and to judge the Indie Beer Feast ‘Beer of the Festival’; this year’s theme is Hope. Breweries pouring include Sheffield outfits Saint Mars of the Desert, Lost Industry and Abbeydale. Plus bars from Women on Tap showcasing female led breweries and beer collaborations and Craft Beer Newcastle highlighting a myriad of brilliant breweries from the North East. In addition to Manchester’s Pomona Island, Liverpool’s Neptune, Derbyshire’s Torrside and Pentrich, Norfolk’s Duration, Cheshire’s Mobberley Brewhouse, Nottingham’s Black Iris, Wales’ Wilderness, Scotland’s Fyne Ales and Donzoko Brewing, London’s Rock Leopard and North Yorkshire’s Turning Point Brew Co. They’ll also be a bigger focus on cider with both Ross and Hogan’s hosting bars and low intervention wines with Naturally Wines showcasing their Italian portfolio.
Check out our listings page, Facebook events page and social media as more venues and breweries announce events and beer collaborations in the run up to the week..