Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A few pictures from Sheffield Beer Week's grand finale

A band playing at Sheffield Beer Week's closing party
I finally made it to the Sheffield Beer Week - albeit on the last day.
Work commitments and a certain can't miss Huddersfield festival meant I missed a host of special events at places like Shakespeares and The Three Tuns and The New Barrack Tavern.
The March 16-22 Valley of Beer showcase piggybacked onto SIBA's Beer X tradeshow last weekend at iceSheffield. 
I tipped up at Sheffield Beer Week's closing party at Stancill Brewery, off Rutland Road (basically, uphill from The Gardeners Rest).
It was a very good do. I enjoyed a debut beer and a talk from brewer Alex Barlow, of Sentinel Brewing Co who is setting up near Sheffield Station. I particularly liked his 3.3% Sheffield Bitter (which had lots going on for a low gravity beer, while remaining balanced) and the debuting Anti IPA.

Next to that beer was a bottle display from North Union Brewing Co who are currently cuckoo brewing at Harthill Village Brewery. The man behind it, Iain Kenny, is formerly of Kelham Island Brewery. I bought three bottles: Amber (4.6%), Pale Ale (5.5%) and Dubbel (6.5%), all of which I am looking forward to trying.

Lastly. I enjoyed a couple of dark beers on the dedicated Stancill bar, live music and some good street food outside in the sun. Coincidentally, Stancill are celebrating their 1st birthday this Friday with a similar event down the brewery on the Parkwood Industrial Estate from 7pm. A handy shuttle bus will be running from 7pm to 10pm from The Red Deer, off West Street, Sheffield to Oakham Drive (S3 9QX). 
Finally and for the record, I thought Sheffield Beer Week was well organised and I hope it becomes an annual event.
You can read a much more detailed post about Sheffield Beer Week courtesy of resident blogger Wee Beefy

1 comment:

wee beefy said...

Hello the AA! Can't post comments on my own blog at present, but thankyou for your kind mention.

Hope to see you and the other Swifters maybe, in Sheffield soon.