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The Garden Brewery Takeover

garden brewery logoSheffield Beer Week is great, right? We’re loving the enthusiasm and passion Sheffield has for beer. There’s been some great events held throughout the city and there’s plenty more to come but tonight it’s our turn as we get to showcase the brilliant beers by The Garden Brewery at the Ale Club.

Garden Brewery tapWe’ve been pouring The Garden Brewery’s finest beers since opening the tap room, the Samphire Sour and the Milkshake IPA have been going down a treat so, to coincide with Sheffield Beer Week we’ve let the Croatian brewery takeover the bar for the night.

So, who are The Garden Brewery?

The Garden Brewery story is a little different to most, it began with a music festival in Croatia by a promoter from Birmingham. The Garden has been one of Europes leading dancing music festivals since launching in 2006 but after 10 years they decided to focus on beer instead. The timing couldn’t have been better as Croatia was gaining a craft brewery scene whilst the connections from the festival circuit gave them an outlet early on and they’ve gone from strength-to-strength.

Garden Brewery beerTheir state of the art brewery allows them to brew different beers quickly, they have the ability to brew their core range on mass and test or create specials in smaller batches too, giving them the opportunity to grow fast without losing the excitement that comes with experimenting with different ingredients, flavours and tastes.

Unlike many breweries who specialise in one style The Garden Brewery’s core range is as eclectic as they come, stouts to sours whilst their pales IPA’s aren’t your typical style as they include citrus IPAs and honey double IPAs.

They pride themselves in the ingredients that they use to brew. These are natural and unfiltered, giving a more intense flavour, the hops come from around the world whilst the malts are imported from the UK which might give some familiarity to the taste produced.

Based in Zagreb, The Garden Brewery tap room is open 7 days a week, serving their core range and specialise on cask, keg, bottle and can which will taste much fresher than you’d experience after being imported over land and sea. They offer guided tours and tasting sessions too! And, obviously, should you get peckish, there’s food available too from Submarine a shipping container in the brewery, serving burgers and ice cream, made with locally sourced ingredients.

More info The Garden Brewery, their beers and their tap room (well worth a visit if you’re in Croatia) is available here.

Don’t forget to check out our Sheffield Beer Week offers, available until Sunday.

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Mother’s Day on Ecclesall Road

What’s going on for Mother’s Day on Ecclesall Road?

Mother’s Day is approaching (March 11th!) and there’s plenty of ways to treat your mum in Sheffield, especially on Ecclesall Road. Here’s our tips for Mother’s Day on Ecclessall Road.

Where to eat for Mother’s Day on Ecclesall Road.

Grazr InnGraze Inn

If the weather is nice then you might not want to spend the afternoon/evening indoors, Graze Inn cover this with their Mother’s Day brunch menu.

More derails here.

Whirlowbrook Hall

Alternatively enjoy an afternoon at Whirlowbrook Hall. Finger sandwiches, scones and tea on offer between 12pm and 3pm, want to up your gifting game? Upgrade to the Champagne option!

More details here.

PoWPrince of Wales

When you want pub grub that’s a bit special then book in at the Prince of Wales. Their Mother’s Day 3 course special is £23.95 and if it’s as good as it sounds, you will be the favourite child!

More details available here.

Miller and Carter

If your mum likes meat executed with perfection then book in with Miller and Carter who excel when it comes to steak.

More details here.

Bistrot Pierre Mother's Day on Ecclesall RoadBistrot Pierre

You can’t go wrong with French food when it’s done well and Bistrot Pierre do exactly that. Their 3 course Mother’s Day special is just £19.95 and there’s plenty to choose from.

More details here.

Brocco On The Park

Hopefully the snow will have cleared by Mother’s Day because there’s nothing better than a stroll around Endcliffe Park in the spring sunshine, then a meal at Brocco On The Park.

More details here. 

Don’t forgot to drop into the Ale Club, we have wine, cider, spirits and software drinks for the mum’s who don’t like a beer and if they do, our cans and bottles make the perfect gift!

 

P.S. Don’t forget to vote for the Ale Club as best new bar at the Exposed Magazine Awards. Get involved here.

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New Years Eve on Ecclesall Road

Ecclesall Ale Club open for New Years EveNew Years Eve on Ecclesall Road

New Years Eve is like Marmite, it leaves a bitter taste in your mouth. The pressure is on to have the best time and it can be a costly evening. The variety of events in Sheffield this year offers something for everybody.

In previous years the options were, go to a club where drinks cost double what they usually do, everybody links arms at midnight and awkwardly sings auld lang syne before paying a fortune to get home. The New Year starts with a hangover and a lot less money in the bank. This was ‘fun’…

Thankfully we have more options these days and you don’t even need to leave Eccy Road to see in the New Year.

There’s plenty going on and you no longer have to be tied to one place. The Ecclesall Ale Club will be open from 11:30am on New Years Eve and you can see in 2018 as we’ll be serving our favourite beers until 1am. Whether you want to start or end your pub crawl with some craft beers, we are here for you.

We are open throughout the festive period, including Mad Friday and Christmas Eve as we prepare for Santa’s arrival. Our bottle shop is here for takeouts or the perfect stocking fillers for the beer lovers in your life.

Why not see in 2018 with us, it’ll be better than a crowded club or a house party that runs out of booze before you’ve had the chance to raise a toast to what went down in 2017 and your New Years Resolutions.

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An alternative Christmas on Ecclesall Road

An alternative Christmas on Ecclesall Road. Christmas is all about food and drink. We’re Yorkshire, we love a good Sunday dinner, you can’t beat a roast. Meat, veg, gravy and of course, Yorkshire puddings. Sounds amazing. Christmas dinner is just a deluxe version, we don’t wanna O.D. on roast potatoes before the big day.

Luckily Ecclesall Road’s restaurants offer alternatives during the festive period. Christmas is just around the corner, it’s time to indulge is something a little less traditional.

Mud Crab SheffieldChristmas is all about sharing and the first of 3 courses on Mud Crab’s Christmas menu is a platter to share with your guests. This is followed up by BBQ mains and finished offer with deserts, all served in a casual atmosphere. £21 per guest. Available until 22nd December. Book ahead. www.mudcrabindustries.co.uk

Ashoka is an award winning Indian restaurant that offers more than your standard your curry and their Christmas menu is simply mouth watering. Gather up the fam and dine out on a 2 hour experience that celebrates quality ingredients and tastes that will blow your Santa hats off. £26 per guest. Available until 24th December. Book ahead. www.ashoka1967.com

Treat you and your family this year and dine like Italians at Nonnas. You won’t find turkey and cranberry flavoured pizzas on their Christmas menu. There’s plenty of options to choose from on this 3 courser, you’ll end up gaining a headache trying to order. Whatever you go for, you won’t be disappointed. £27.95 per guest. Available until 24th December. Book ahead. www.nonnas.co.uk

Ecclesall Road BBQThought Australians were the only ones to do BBQ for Christmas? Reds will tell you otherwise with their Christmas on Ecclesall Road menu. If you want a meat feast that will put you in a food coma until 2018 then this is the place for you as you’ll be served a healthy selection of meats. £24.95 per guest. Available throughout December. Book ahead. www.truebarbecue.com/sheffield

Some say that France is the place of great food. If that’s the case for you then Bistrot Pierre is for you. Their 3 course menu consists of of classics. £26.95 per guest. Available until 24th December. Book ahead. www.bistrotpierre.co.uk

Christmas on Ecclesall Road beer giftNow you’ve lined your stomach it’s time for a pint at the Ale Club. We’ve got some amazing beers & ciders on the bar over the festive period. We’ll be open Christmas Eve and New Years Eve too!

Struggling for stocking fillers? Our bottler shop is open 11:30am – 11pm 7 days a week with cans and bottles that make the perfect gift. We’ve got offers on our Brew Foundation range.

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Sheffield, Support Your Local Businesses

What’s going on Sheffield?

Seriously, what is going on, and no, I don’t mean, events, parties etc… I mean this. sheffield micropub attack

Being a small business is hard! Especially a new small business. Even more so, a new small business which is also a pub! And then, just when things get going, another hurdle is put in front of us, I say, ‘hurdle’, I mean, a concrete slab and when I say ‘in front’, I mean, our door. We’ve only been open a couple of weeks and waking up to this last Sunday wasn’t the best surprise. Thanks. Seriously, why would someone throw concrete at our front door? They might not have got in but the damage is costly for a small business like us.smashed door eccy road

We didn’t open to annoy anybody. We opened to make people happy with beer. Unfortunately this isn’t an isolated attack. It’s clearly more than some drunk having a wild night… Just a couple of weeks ago our neighbours, The Beer House had a similar incident, however they had their premises entered and a charity box stolen. The Bar Stewards in Shalesmoor were attacked twice in a week and The Itchy Pig in Ranmoor also had concrete thrown at their door.

Sheffield is all about celebrating DIY culture. Why would anybody want to stop this? Is this an attack against small businesses or micropubs?

ale club bar dec 1Let’s rise above this and continue to do what people love us for, beer. This week our guest beers include Imperial Tonkoko Stout, X Panda Session IPA and Vermont IPA by Brew Yorkale club bar 3 decThe Garden Brewery’s Samphire Sour, Milk Stout from Gun Brewery, Arbor’s Blue Sky Drinking, BAD Co. Summer Breeze, Sandiway Hop Schism, DEYA Brewing Company’s Into The Haze, Hawkes Urban Orchard Apple Cider and many more, including our very own Brew Foundation. Sounds delicious, right?eccy ale club bar dec 2

It’s party season and we are going to be open throughout the festive period, including Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. Here’s what you can expect on the bar over the next few weeks.Coming up in Decemnrt

Still buying Christmas gifts? We are open from 11:30am 7 days a week with a fridge full of bottles and cans of our favourite beers from around the world. You’ll be top gifter if you sling some in a stocking. Our Brew Foundation gift boxes are on offer too. 4 bottles for a tenner, bargain!

Support your local businesses, brewers and makers this Christmas, we need all the love we can get right now!

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The Making of the Ale Club – Ecclesall Road Mircopub

You might recognise The Brew Foundation, we’ve been brewing craft beers (mostly pales) over the last few years. They have been on the bars of Sheffield’s best boozers. The Ecclesall Ale Club is our new micropub, it’s been a stressful, tiring and challenging journey. We are now open and it has been worth it!

429 Eccesall Road is our new home! After months of paperwork and admin we were finally allowed to get our hands on what was Eccy booze.

 


We opened on Friday on Friday 17th.
Ecclesall Ale Club bar

Eccy Ale Club open night

Ecclesall Ale Club Lamp

Ecclesall Ale Club toilet

Ecclesall Ale Club fridge

It’s safe to that the struggle has been real but the results make it worth it. The opening weekend couldn’t have gone better. We’ve had to restock the bar and fridges.

We are opening from 11:30am, 7 days a week.