Sheffield Cathedral Goes Back in History with its First Ever Real Ale Festival

25th September 2012

Sheffield Cathedral have announced that it will be hosting its first ever Cathedral Real Ale Festival, which will take place from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October in a large marquee located on the forecourt in front of the Cathedral.

The festival will include an evening session on the Friday night, plus two daytime sessions on the Saturday and Sunday.  The Beer Festival will feature over 40 beers, perrriers and ciders available for people attending the event to taste.  It is hoped that over the three day event thousands will visit the Cathedral and the Festival, the festival will support many local breweries and food suppliers and any funds raised will contribute to achieving the Cathedral's vision for the next two years. Alongside the selection of ales from acrossYorkshire, the event will also include three days of music performed on a stage within the festival marquee and children's entertainment and activities. Everyone will be able to sample food from the whole of Yorkshire, especially Sheffield. The Beer Festival is the latest, and one of the most ambitious events that the Cathedral has hosted and managed over the last couple of years which has seen Fashion Shows, children's drama performances, gala dinners and the hosting of one of the stages for Tramlines. The idea for the event came from looking back at the Cathedrals history. The Dean of Sheffield, the Very Revered Peter Bradley says -The Cathedral has its own brewery for several hundred years, and it's great to be working again with this important local industry. Come and try Yorkshire's Champagne. So If you're a fan of Bradfield's Farmer's Blonde, or Kelham's Easy Rider, or fancy trying something from a brewery you've never heard of, come down and sample one (or several!) from the selection of locally made brews that will be available at the festival.

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