Sheffield Pub News - January 2006
Party-goers can hit the town and sip on a choice of drinks, dancing the night away at a bar situated in a 19th-century building
At Sheffield's Steel City Beer Festival last October, a tasting panel tried all the beers in the festival to decide which beers were the best, and we announced which beers had won their categories and an overall winner for the festival. This year, for the first time, we will be organising an awards night to present the certificates to the breweries, which should prove to be a good social occasion as well as a chance to meet the people responsible for the award winning beers. The event will be held at Thornbridge Hall (home of Thornbridge Brewery) on Friday 10th February, and will be compered by Dave Williams, who as well as being Sheffield CAMRA's student liaison officer is also a barman at the Kelham Island Tavern, which has won our pub of the year award two years in a row. Various members of the committee will present the category awards, and branch chairman Myk Eccles will present the award to the overall winner. All the award winning beers will be available to try on the night, and a light buffet supper will be provided. Of the 5 winners, 3 are from local breweries - Bradfield in Sheffield, Wentworth in Rotherham and Thornbridge in Derbyshire. Tickets for this event cost just £10, and include coach travel to Thornbridge Hall from Sheffield City Centre and return. OK - It's not exactly the Oscars, but for those who like good beer it should be an enjoyable evening!
The Philadelphia Festival is Sheffield's annual Spring event for blues fans to enjoy a weekend of live music - washed down with a selection of the finest real ales, taking place around the Philadelphia area of Sheffield, this year on 28th and 29th April 2006. Various pubs and bars will be taking part, offering a range of quality beers and live music, so you can do a crawl of them and enjoy a different band and a different beer in each. The first of these is already confirmed. The Riverside Cafe Bar on Mowbray Street will be hosting Bluesome Twosome on the Friday night and Willie Browns Rhythm Method on the Saturday night, and will have a choice of five real ales on the bar, and a buffet will provide complimentary small snacks and nibbles. The main event is at the Burton Street project on the Saturday, where the stage will see 11 hours of live blues music, from midday until 11PM. The Sheffield branch of the Campaign for Real Ale are please to announce that we will be operating a beer festival bar at the main event, where we will be serving blues and beer fans from a range of about 25 beers, some of which will have been brewed specially for the festival by local breweries and given blues themed names. We will also be offering traditional cider and perry, bottled continental beers, red and white house wine and soft drinks. Running alongside the Philadelphia Festival will be a beer festival run by the University of Sheffield Student's Union, which will have a massive range of real ales and live music. Sheffield CAMRA will also be playing a small supporting role in the event by providing technical support. For more information please see Philadelphia Blues Festival and Sheffield CAMRA.
Sheffield Pub Guide has added a new pub to our database. We now have basic details for the Max's West End Bar on West Street.
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