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Sheffield Beer Week – Guide to Sheffield Breweries Round 2

Sheffield Beer WeekImagine a week dedicated to your number one. Your partner only gets Valentines Day but beer gets a whole week in Sheffield! Sheffield Beer Week is seven days dedicated to the finest beers served across the Steel City.

Sheffield Beer Week doesn’t just showcase great breweries from around the world with events hosted in great pubs, it’s an opportunity to meet the makers, listen to their back story and how they made the beers you are tasting.

Our Tryanuary guide to Sheffield Breweries can be found here. This is round two.

Blue Bee BrewerySince launching in 2010 Blue Bee Brewery have had their ups-and-downs. Things went from a hobby to a respectable brewery by 2011 and they expanded. Last year they lost their 3 pubs but they have continued to brew great and interesting beers using a variety of ingredients from around the world. You’ll find their beers at the Kelham Island Tavern, Shakespeares and the Rutland Arms as well as the Sheffield Beer Week closing party at the Neepsend Brewery tap room launch on 17th March.

More information can be found here.

Lost Industry BrewingLost Industry are relatively babies compared to Blue Bee but in just over two years they have experiments with flavours and influences that have helped them gain an reputation as exiting brewers who don’t limited themselves to a core range. Their beers are found in many of Sheffield’s much loved pus including the Broadfield, Beer Engine and The Greystones. They have spread their wings, supplying to pubs in the UK including Nottingham, Huddersfield, Manchester and London. They will also be available at the launch of Beer Week at the Indie Beer Feast at the Abbeydale Picture House on 10th March.

Want to find out more? Visit their website.

Steel City BrewingSteel City Brewing are cuckoo brewers who are learning fast, producing American influenced pales with a Yorkshire spirit. Their ever-changing selection can be found at the Wellington and Rutland Arms. They will be collaborating with Neepsend Brewery and Lost Industry to create something special for Sheffield Beer Week.

More info on their website.

Tapped Brew CoTrain stations can be bleak. You tend to find W H Smiths, M&S and, if you are lucky you’ll get a ‘spoons. There’s nothing worse than waiting for a train without a pint in your hand. Sheffield Station on the other hand is the home of one of the cities finest boozes, the Sheffield Tap. You’ll always find something special on the bar, probably by the Tapped Brew Co, brewed next door. If you haven’t visited the Sheffield Tap before, it’s worth missing your train for! Why would you want to leave Sheffield anyway? Coming to Sheffield for Beer Week? First stop, the Sheffield Tap. Enjoy.

Interested? More info here.

Mitchell's SheffieldMitchell’s have been a long standing Sheffield business. Starting out as a butchers in 1935, they moved into the alcohol game in the ’60’s, become one of the cities best offies, specialising in wine and spirits. Last year they saw an opportunity and pounced on it when the restaurant next door closed down. The years experience selling alcohol gave them the knowledge to become a micro-brewery and gin distillery. In less than twelve months they have 6 beers available from their well established shop and Sheffield boozers. They regularly host tasting events, not to be missed.

Want to know more? Visit their website.

Regather WorksSheffield is a thoughtful community and the Regather Co-Operative prove that. The not-for-profit venue provides everything from events and gigs to veg box schemes, not only that but they also have an environmentally friendly on-site brewery. The beers, mostly pales are made with locally sourced ingredients, suitable for Vegans.

More info here.

Don’t forget to vote the Ecclesall Ale Club for best new bar at the Exposed Magazine Awards. You can do this here.

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Sharrow Vale Market, Sheffield

I’m lucky, cuz five seconds from my front door is one of the best farmers markets in the UK: Sharrow Vale Market. If you haven’t already been to Sharrow Vale Farmers Market then you’re in luck! Because it’s tomorrow, Sunday 16th July. Come on down!

We’ll be there with our mobile bar selling pints of First Light, Little Bitter That, Laughing Water, Free Beer and Janet’s Treat Porter. Plus we’ll be selling bottles of all beers to take away in presentation packs of four for just £10.

The weather forecast looks good, the beer’s a flowing and there are loads of street food stalls too. What’s not to like!?

It starts at 12pm but if you’re there before you can have a Brew Foundation beer early doors as we’ll be set up before then. It finishes at 4pm and we usually run out of beer so don’t delay; we look forward to seeing you tomorrow!


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It’s Wincle Beer Festival 2017 next weekend.

Next weekend, Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July, it’s the annual Wincle Beer Festival 2017. As you know Wincle is where we cuckoo brew out of so there are plenty of Brew Foundation beers on the bar including C Bomb, Pop, First Light, Laughing Water and Janet’s Treat Porter.

Now in its third year, the Wincle Beer Festival really is one of the best, and most picturesque, beer festivals in the country. There will be over 30 beers and ciders available plus this year there will be a gin bar too! Food and soft drinks are also available all weekend and there is music from a variety of live bands.

If you want to make a weekend of it there are the last few camping pitches available, so act fast if you want to stay over.

The festival is located at Wincle brewery which overlooks the river Dane in the picture perfect Peak District village of Wincle. For map location click here.

To find out more visit Wincle Beer’s website or call 01260 227 777 to book a camping pitch.

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It’s the first Nether Edge Market of the year this Sunday 19th March

This Sunday we’re at the fantastic Nether Edge Market. The event runs from 12pm to 4pm on Sunday 19th March. As always we’ll be bringing our mobile bar selling pints and halves of two cask beers and two kegged craft beers. We’ll have special offers on gift packs of 4 bottled beers, plus we’ll have Brew Foundation glasses for sale and a limited supply of brand new 330ml cans of unfiltered Laughing Water. Get ’em fast folks!

Fingers crossed that the weather is kind to us all and we can enjoy a few pints in the spring sunshine hey! (Just jinxed it haven’t it!?!)

See you all there!

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Laughing Water at Nether Edge Market this weekend

This Sunday (18th September) it’s the Nether Edge Market in Sheffield. We’ll be there with our mobile bar serving pints of our cask and keg beers including our brand new beer, Laughing Water, on cask. If you haven’t tried Laughing Water yet then come on down to the market and have a pint with us. Our stall will be on Glen Road, off Union Road, in Nether Edge.

As well as pints and halves we will also be selling bottles and presentation packs of all our bottled beers. A Brew Foundation presentation pack of beer is the perfect Christmas gift for a beer loving loved one. You can choose which 4 beers you have in the pack, all for just £10.

Nether Edge Market starts at 12am on Sunday and finishes at 4pm so there’s plenty of time to come for a beer no matter what time your Sunday lunch is!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Meet the Brewer on 30th August at Little Tap, Tarporley

This coming Tuesday, 3oth August, James from The Brew Foundation will be doing a “meet the brewer” at the Little Tap in Tarporley.

James will be there from 5pm until 7pm to answer any questions about The Brew Foundation and our lovely beer. It’s a free event, so all are welcome.

You will be able to find out about our future beers (one is being brewed as we speak) and you’ll be able to sample our full current range. Even better than that is: The Little Little Tap have got lashings of Little Bitter That for you to try for free! So if you haven’t already been lucky enough to have a pint of it, it’s a great opportunity to come on down, have a chat and have some free beer! The perfect way to spend a Tuesday evening!

As you all know we were asked by the guys at the Little Tap to make them a malty, fruity session bitter for their fantastic new bar and restaurant; so we gladly obliged. Little Bitter That is now available in other bars and bottle shops across Cheshire, Stoke and Sheffield but it’ll always be the Little Tap’s beer and is always available on their bar for all to enjoy.

You can find the Little Tap at 69 High Street, Tarporley, CW6. We look forward to having a drink with you from 5pm on Tuesday!

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Brew Foundation at Sharrow Vale Market

On Sunday 17th July The Brew Foundation is bringing our mobile bar to our favourite farmers market: The Sharrow Vale Market, in Sheffield. We live just off Sharrow Vale Road so the market is always a highlight in our calendar because we get to serve beer to our friends!

On cask we’ll be pulling pints of First Light (4.6% American pale ale) and the new Little Bitter That (3.8% session bitter) plus on keg tap we’ll have Hop & Glory (4.9% IPA) and Hops & Dreams (4% session IPA).

We’ll also be selling bottles of all our beers, including presentation packs of any four beers for £10.

The Sharrow Vale Market starts at 12pm until 4pm this Sunday, 17th July, so make sure you find our stall and come and say hello.

See you there!

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Brew Foundation beer on at Temporary Pop-Up Restaurant

Temporary Pop-Up Restaurant, Sheffield’s newest monthly pop-up restaurant, will launch Saturday 30th July at Union St. Sheffield and The Brew Foundation are providing the drinks! 

Temporary Pop-Up Restaurant have teamed up with the awesome pie masters Pie Eyed to create a top flight street food dining experience. Be transported into a multi-sensory dining experience of sight, sound and taste stimulation.

Two delicious courses for just £20 (starter and main or starter and dessert), book in advance for your table (table sizes from 2 – 16 people)

We’re providing the bar for the evening, which will include our cask and keg beers plus a range of wine and soft drinks.

For the menu visit the Facebook event page here.

For Bookings:
0114 478 0000

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Tap Takeover and Meet The Brewer at Marketplace Alehouse

We’re doing a tap takeover and meet the brewer at the Marketplace Alehouse and Deli on Thursday 7th July. There will be a range of our cask and keg beer on the bar plus James from The Brew Foundation will be doing an informal meet the brewer from 7pm. Come on down and find out more about how cuckoo brewing works for us, find out about our beers and future beers, and most importantly: come and have a drink with us!

The Marketplace Alehouse and Deli is a true gem in Doncaster’s real ale / craft beer scene. Located at 21 Market Place, Doncaster, it serves an unbeatable range of artisan beers alongside delicious deli food.

Entrance is free of charge so see you all at 7pm on Thursday! For more information contact us.

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Brew Foundation at Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival

The Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival is taking place from 17th-19th June and The Brew Foundation is there with beers on at the King’s Lock pub in Middlewich.

The Middlewich FAB Festival is three days of live music from the likes of South (ex Beautiful South members), Funke and The Two Tone Baby, and Steel Threads. There is camping available for those who wish to make the most of the weekend too.

Now in its 26th year the festival promises to be bigger and better than ever with music and events taking place throughout Middlewich over the whole weekend. To find out more visit the website and be sure to call into the King’s Lock pub for a pint or two of Brew Foundation beer!