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Exposed Awards 2018

Exposed Awards 2018We are delighted to be nominated for Best New Bar at the Exposed Awards this year! It’s been a crazy few months for us, there was a lot of hard work prior to opening but it’s been well worth it. To be amongst the likes of Public and The Old Workshop in the Exposed Awards Best New Bar category is one hell of compliment.

We’d be honoured to take home the award but we aren’t a competitive bunch (we’re Sheffielders, we like to support our fellow nominees). Here’s a few of our favourite Exposed Awards nominees making our city great.

Best Live Venue – Picture House Social

Pizza, ping pong, bands and drinks, Picture House Social is your one-stop venue for the perfect night out. Picture House Social hosts a variety of events. When it comes to live music they have their finger on the pulse for booking bands who are on the way to greater things including Goat Girl, Cabbage and The Big Moon.

Made in Sheffield – Henderson’s Relish

HendosHendos sums up Sheffield perfectly. It’s something we’re proud of, we’re passionate about this condiment and we’ll defend it like our life depends on it. It’s been debated in the House of Commons and Everly Pregnant Brothers’ song, Hendos is an anthem. We treasure the relish and we don’t want it leaving the city.

A meal isn’t complete without it swimming in Hendos.

Best Local Event – Peddler Market

Peddler MarketFood and beer in a warehouse, it couldn’t represent the Steel City any better. The monthly night market is unique and the novelty factor hasn’t worn off, it’s popularity continues to grow. Both traders and punters travel across the country for this free event, queues around the block are formed, even in the snow!

Once you’ve made it in you’ll find a variety of cuisines, decent beers from craft breweries, music and art, all in the heart of Kelham Island.

Best Independent Retailer – Beer Central

Beer Central, housed in the Moor Market is more than just an off license. The bottle shop is a haven for beer lovers as they stock bottles and cans from Sheffield’s finest breweries as well as those from around the UK and worldwide.

The decision to purchase is near impossible with such a great selection but help is on hand from the highly knowledgable staff. Beats a trip to the supermarket, right?

Best New Bar – Public

PublicWho’d think a former public toilet would make a cool cocktail bar? The same minds behind Tramlines, Picture House Social and Daisy’s Bar, that’s who! Public is small, really small but it’s worth queuing for. Their drinks menu is inspiring (it’s a book!) and the actual drinks are not your standard cocktail.

Going to Public is the best toilet experience you’ll ever have, the vibe is chilled and you can sit comfortably knowing there’s a line of people outside wanting your seat!

The Exposed Awards take place at 92 Burton Road on 17th May, more details available here.

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Beer Central Bottle Share

Bottle Share eventWe’re hosting our first event at the Ale Club tonight! We’ve teamed with Sheffield’s favourite beer shop, Beer Central for a bottle share evening. These guys are pro’s at this kind of thing, it’s their 26th.

Did you spend your dinner breaks at school swapping your duplicate football stickers with your mates in hope that you’d be the first to complete the book? Well, imagine that you’ve only got one Alexis Sanchez sticker, you love him so much, so much so that your Manchester United fan friend should enjoy him too. It’s rare that we get anything for free, so in return they give you Henrikh Mkhitarayn, seems fair, right?

It’s still (STILL!) January and it’s bloody cold. Too cold to play swapsys outside. Luckily the Ale Club is nice and cosy and beer keeps us warm, and happy. Christmas seems a lifetime ago but we’ve got through Blue Monday and it no longer gets dark at 3pm so there’s hope there…

What’s a bottle share event?

We all like to think of ourselves as an influencer in one way or another, this is your opportunity to share your passions of your favourite beer with other beer enthusiasts, and enjoy theirs. What better time to do this than during Tryanuary!

How are you getting on with Tryanuary?

Have you been adventurous? Found a new favourite? Bottle sharing gives you a voice and helps you understand flavours you would have previously overlooked whilst making friends (drinking partners) at the same time!

You might think that your go-to stout or the pale that brings your tastebuds to life is everybody else’s but that probably isn’t the case and they’ll be somebody who is still a virgin to your favourite brew. There’s nothing better than watching the happiness of the drinkers face as they beam with joy from the beer you introduced to them. Every time they have it, they’ll be thinking about you.

Don’t be shy, come and talk to the group (don’t worry, it won’t be too daunting, they’ll be maximum of 14 likeminded folks and you can always drink before you talk). It’s a casual event, no rules or pressures plus, they’ll be free snacks for bottle share participants.

For more details on tonights bottle share event, which starts at 7pm visit the Facebook event page.

What will you bring? What are you willing to share? Thumbs up to anyone who brings their favourite Brew Foundation along.

Want to know more about Beer Central? Click here.

There’s no charge, just let Sean from Beer Central know that you’ll be coming along via your favoured social media outlet.

Unfortunately there’s still a couple of weeks left of January but we are continuing to embrace Tryanuary with new favourites constantly rotating on the bar and in the fridge. We can make it to February, the struggle might be real but it’s easier with a pint of deliciousness.