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Thursday, 10 October 2013

Sheffield Beer festival 2013. The 39th Steel City Beer and Cider Festival, 23rd Oct to 26th Oct. 2013

updated 24th Oct.
The beers are in the centre of the hall in a cross shape.
The ciders are in the corner.

The 39th annual Steel City Beer and Cider Festival will take place from Wednesday October 23rd to Saturday October 26th at Ponds Forge in Sheffield city centre.

The 2013 Cider List.
The 2013 Beer List.

Here is a panoramic photograph of the beer festival last year.
Panorama of the beer festival.

Around 150 real ales showcasing local breweries plus interesting beers from rest of the UK and a good range of real ciders and perry. Food available at all sessions, also features stalls and games.
Live music most evening sessions. Quiz Saturday afternoon.

Sheffield Beer and Cider Festival 2013.

At the Sheffield beer and cider festival they use Beer tokens as payment. You swap your cash for £1 or 10p tokens at the cash desk on entry you can then pay for everything with these tokens. You get your change in 10p tokens. This makes it better for the staff as there is no money to deal with. Additional tokens can be bought from a desk in the hall if you run out.

This beer festival uses beer tokens like this :
Sheffield Beer festival Tokens.

Admission charges :
Entry: - Pay on door, advance tickets not necessary
Wed 5pm-11pm £2.50 (members £1);
Thu12pm-6pm £2 (membs £1); 6pm-11pm £3 (members £1);
Fri 12pm-6pm £3 (members £1); 6pm-11pm £5 (members £2);
Sat 12pm-7pm £5 (members £1); 7pm-11pm: £3 (members £1).

Glass rental is £2.50

Live Entertainment :
Thursday - Alberts Skiffle Band and The Outfit
Friday - Jonny and the Moondogs followed by Roaming Son
Saturday - Loxley Silver Prize Band and Soulface.

Last year there was Free Wi-Fi available throughout this venue, just connect your device to the open connection "Sports Hall". Its not very fast but its free!

Beer festival location :
Ponds Forge International Sports Centre
Sheaf Street
Sheffield City Centre
S1 2PZ

Map location for the Sheffield Beer Festival :

View Sheffield CAMRA Beer and Cider festival Map in a larger map

Google Streetview of the venue.

45 degree Birds eye view on bingmaps.

By the way there is an excellent free shuttle bus service in Sheffield city centre. Its called the FreeBee and yes it really is free every few minutes around the city.
Leaflet for the Sheffield FreeBee.

Detailed route map for the Sheffield FreeBee shuttle bus.

If you would like to visit Sheffield Beer and Cider Festival from Derby then its worth getting a Derbyshire wayfarer.

Hope you found this of interest.


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