Posts by: Dave Pickersgill

'Cathedral of brewing’ fears realised

In early 2020, Carlsberg and Marston’s announced a joint venture, with the Danish corporation taking 60 per cent of the new Carlsberg Marston’s Brewin...

Is Steel City still world’s real ale capital?

Beer writer Pete Brown is revisiting his 2016 BEER report, with an updated version to be launched during Sheffield Beer Week 2024 (4-10 March). The or...

Festival beer mats auctioned for charity

Three limited-edition sets of 12 mint beer mats promoting the 47th Sheffield Steel City Beer Festival (SCBF47) are to be auctioned on eBay. On one sid...

Where to eat in Sheffield

A key attraction of attending CAMRA’s Members’ Weekend is enjoying the host town or city and this year’s venue, Sheffield has plenty to offer both dri...

Members’ Weekend ’23: Beer City breweries

Sheffield, the host for the 2023 Members’ Weekend, AGM and Conference has more than 20 brewing companies, more per head of population than any other U...

Special night at Fagan’s

Tom and Barbara Boulding, licensees of Sheffield pub Fagan's receive a coveted Special Award from Sheffield and District CAMRA.    Sheffield and Distr...

2023 Members’ Weekend: World’s Best Beer City pub guide

Sheffield has so many excellent bars and pubs, both heritage and modern, that it is very difficult to recommend a small selection to cover in a handfu...

Steel City tutored tastings return

Following the successful tutored tasting led by Roger Protz at the previous Steel City Beer Festival (SCBF), the 2022 event staged three plus two talk...

Weekend heads to ’World’s Best Beer City‘ 

Sheffield and District Branch is delighted to be hosting the 2023 Members’ Weekend, AGM and Conference. We will be at the Octagon Centre (University o...

Steel City fest beer mats up for grabs

Three limited-edition sets of 12 mint beer mats promoting the 46th Steel City Beer Festival (SCBF46) are to be auctioned on eBay. On one side of each...


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