Sheffield Beer Week 2018

Sheffield beer week is a week long celebration lasting from 12th to 18th March, organised by Jules Gray who does one fantastic job on what must be a difficult task of arranging beery events all week.

This is the 4th year and also my 4th year visiting the events, this year we have no SIBA beer festival which will let me visit more SBW events later in the week, this year I have taken off work Wednesday to Friday but will be out Mon/Tues evening and the other 3 days will include day events as well.

Last year I attendee 14 events and walked to all the events which covered about 26ish miles, I shall be doing the same again this year by walking to all the events. (didn’t do this due to the weather)

You can follow the Sheffield Beer Week on Twitter where all the events will be posted.

Website is here: https://sheffieldbeerweek.co.uk/about-sheffield-beer-week/

You can also follow them on Facebook

You can find a full list of events on this page

 

My week of events below:

 

Saturday 

The beer Yorkshire photography trail – this is a project celebrating the country`s diverse brewing landscape, there are pictures showcasing this in the following pubs:

Rutland Arms, Sheffield Tap, Hop Hideout, Sentinel, Shakespeare.

So my day started at 11.00 and first stop Sheffield Tap which was already busy when I walked in, maybe their 1st stop before travelling to football matches, or maybe they were having a day out in Sheffield.

Next stop was Rutland Arms

Then a short walk to Sentinel

 

Then the bus 98 to Hop Hideout

 

I also had a couple of Hardywood Park Brewery ales, and they were super fine that I even bought a bottle for home.

Then the bus back into town and a walk upto Bath Hotel

 

Final stop The Shakespeare

 

The whole day was just under 4 miles of walking, 8,847 steps.

That was 2 SBW events done – The Beer Yorkshire Photography Trail and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery – USA Beer Showcase.

You can see my day out on this Twitter thread.

Monday

Greystone – Black Iris – unfortunately the number 83 bus didn’t turn up at 5:24, 5:44 and 6:04 so didn’t make it.

Tuesday

After work I met up with 2 friends and had a few drinks. Also after Sunday walk my foot was hurting so didn’t stay out long.

Wednesday

Rutland Arms – Haandbryggeriet TTO (7 beers from Norwegian brewery) – first call of the day was to taste to TTO from Tuesday, here are a few pictures. The apricot was my favourite.

 

Then a short trip to Devonshire Cat for the 1868 strong scotch ale.

 

Hallamshire House – Beavertown TTO – then a bus ride over to taste a few Beavertown ales.

 

   

Thursday

Today 2 friends were coming from Hull so they asked me to sort out a pub run, I knew they already had done Kelham Island area on the Tuesday so doing something different.

Part 1 we started at Old Queens Head and walked to Pub 2 – Ecclesall Ale Club which took 30 minutes, we would have visited Beer Engine and Sentinel but neither were open until later in the day and as we left OQH at 12.00 they were to be missed out. Pub 3 – Beer House, Pub 4 – Lescar – Pub 5 – Stags Head. Our favourite of these pubs was 3-0 to Ecclesall Ale Club.

Part 2 – Pub 6 – Broadfield, Pub 7 – White Lion, Pub 8 – Brothers Arms, Pub 9 – Sheaf View, Pub 10 – The Railway, Pub 11 – Sentinel, and the winner of that round was – x1 vote Sentinel, x2 votes Sheaf View.

Our pub of the day was by 2-1 – Ecclesall Ale Club

The whole day we did 17,901 steps and covered a distance if 7.53 miles. Also thanks to the guys who got me a can of Atom ale.

Friday

Day of rest – its film day for me to rest my feet.

Saturday

After my day of rest its time to hit the pubs, and what a day it was, mostly battling with the snow and the blizzards and they were off and on all day, some freaky weather, so here is how the day went ..

… the look from my window ..

1st stop of the day was to Ecclesall Ale Club for the Garden Brewery ales and tried all 4 which means I got x2 freebies, a bag and a can of their stout, fab idea this was.

 

then a walk from Eccy Ale Club to Sentinel and was hit by this snow, it was packed as well with Sheff Utd playing at home, had 1 – half in there and headed to the next venue.

True North had their brewery open and had a couple of Framework Brewery ales, it was just nice to get away from the snow, also saw the brewery busy as well.

 

Popped over to Kerbedge for a can, a new place serving Atom beers.

   

another short trip to Brewdog for a Verdant

A quick tram journey down to Shalesmoor to find the Neepsend brewery tap and had some fab Neepsend collab ales on.

   

that was my 2018 Sheffield Beer Week all done, visited a few venues who had TTO on and went usually the day after with less people there.

Its hard to pick a fav venue/TTO but there were so many good ones I cannot choose.

Roll on 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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