The Beer Engine
This studenty pub has the conflicting, mismatched inside decor of a venue that has seen many incarnations down the years. However packed lately, even in midweek, the Beer Engine has clearly discovered its groove, because of its emphasis on good beer and its surprisingly achieved meals. The 17 faucets cowl all beer bases from the home bitter, Coniston Brewing Firm’s iconic Bluebird, to piña colada sours and Belgian farmhouse double IPAs. Candles and good-lighting make the Engine a comfy place to linger and, out again, like many Sheffield pubs (Fats Cat, Rutland, Kelham Tavern) it has a neat, half-covered outside consuming and smoking space. • Pint from £3. 17 Cemetery Highway,
The Sheffield Faucet

Reached by way of platform 1B of Sheffield station, the Faucet has been instrumental in enhancing the standard of railway station pubs, not simply on this metropolis however nationally. Opened in 2009, it has since spawned a number of sister venues (most notably the Euston Faucet in London) and, extra typically, impressed an array of craft beer bars in and round journey hubs. Few are as good-looking as this Grade II-listed house. Its rooms are an Edwardian feast of glazed tiling, decorative plasterwork and polished wooden. Some 23 cask and keg faucets and a listing of 200 bottles run the gamut of excellent beer, from brewers Atom to Wild Climate. Specifically, look forward to finding loads of Thornbridge and the pub’s personal Tapped Brew Co beers, some brewed on-site. You’ll find a gleaming copper brew equipment within the lounge. • Pint from £3.40. Platform 1B, Sheffield station, Sheaf Road,
The Fats Cat

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Kelham Island’s industrial previous is fading quick because it emerges as one of many metropolis’s hippest food and drinks locations. However a handful of historic pubs bridge these two eras. Craft followers will gravitate to extra hop-forward locations, however visiting the Fats Cat for a pint of immaculately-conditioned, dry, citrusy Pale Rider (brewed by Fats Cat’s proprietor, Kelham Island Brewery), is a ceremony of passage for visiting beer followers.

If the “ferociously impartial” Fats Cat (beer memorabilia, vintage hearth locations, heat and chat – not music and fruit machines), has the sting by way of architectural character, its near-neighbour, the Kelham Island Tavern, distinguishes itself by its better willingness to embrace beer’s future. It could have a quite 1970s lounge-bar inside, however among the many Tavern’s extra conventional cask beers you can see, as an illustration, beers from Welsh alchemist Heavy Trade and even a devoted craft keg faucet that was, just lately, pouring a Buxton Brewery/Magic Rock collaboration. We will solely guess what Camra members, who voted the Tavern their nationwide pub of the 12 months in 2008 and 2009, will consider that innovation. • Pint from £2.60. 23 Alma Road,
The Bar Stewards

It opened greater than a 12 months in the past however there may be nonetheless a pop-up really feel to this micropub and bottle store. With its chipboard back-bar and large wood supply doorways, it’s a bit like consuming in a brew-tap or workshop, albeit one lined in an ever-expanding collage of vibrant beer labels. Its 14 keg/cask faucets pour pure high quality, from Magic Rock’s Dancing Bear (the home lager) to, a current discover, Suffolk brewery Burnt Mill’s distinctive, murky Citra Fog IPA. The bar’s pleasant employees are beer lovers, ever-ready with recommendation and tasters. One different notable characteristic is that, in distinction to many specialist craft beer bars, Bar Stewards’ cask ales are keenly priced (that is very Sheffield; each good pub has a circa-£Three starter pint). Examine the boards for relative bargains from Sheffield breweries similar to Misplaced Trade and Abbeydale. • Pint from £3. 16. Three Gibraltar Road,
The Rutland Arms

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Situated in Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Quarter, this classic architectural gem is layered with historical past but embellished with quirky bric-a-brac – infinite pump clips, protest placards, mannequins and so on – and, outdoors, the work of Metal Metropolis road artist, Phlegm. Throughout its 20 traces all beer life is represented: from Blue Bee’s mainline pale ale to craft exotica similar to Siren’s chocolate cake stout and Northern Monk’s large double IPAs. There are sometimes new names on the bar (Liverpool’s Gibberish, as an illustration), whereas the Rutland’s tap-takeover occasions have included nights with such luminaries as Omnipollo. In summer time, creatives from the encompassing studios spill out into the pub’s surprisingly inexperienced and leafy city beer backyard. • Pint from £3. 86. Brown Road,

“Tasteless fizz-free zone” reads an indication on the entrance to this quite spartan, multi-roomed beer-hive. Its partitions lined in promotional brewery memorabilia, Shakey’s is concurrently dedicated to each reasonably priced entry-level consuming (Stancill’s Barnsley Bitter and Abbeydale’s Deception are every £2.70 a pint) and the enthusiastic exploration of craft beer’s esoteric and costly outer-reaches. You’ll find trendsetters similar to Cloudwater and Verdant on the bar, and all the newest kinds (pastry stouts, milkshake IPAs, oak-aged sours). Look-out for the Shakespeare’s spring and autumn experimental cask beer festivals, and its Stupidly Scrumptious occasions, which showcase aged imperial stouts and daisy-fresh double IPAs. • Pint from £2.70. 146-148 Gibraltar Road,
The Beer Home

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A couple of mile outdoors town centre on Eccleshall Highway – in Sharrow Vale’s cluster of indie outlets and eating places – this two-roomed micropub is value looking out. Plainly embellished within the stripped-back, Victorian beer home type, a log burner retains the again room toasty in winter, whereas, on a heat summer time night, there are natty communal tables on the kerb outdoors. It’s possible you’ll discover the likes of Wild Beer and Thornbridge pouring on the keg faucets, however the Beer Home’s cask pumps are the place it actually shines. The clips are a roll-call of northern stars – Marble, Brewsmith, Vocation, Anarchy and so on.
For those who choose such diminutive consuming spots past town centre, you also needs to hunt down Walkley Beer Co, a bottle store the place you possibly can drink in (Thursday to Sunday), and Broomhill’s Itchy Pig micropub, up from the college. • Pint from £3.40. 623 Ecclesall Highway, on Fb
The Tub Lodge

A back-street native within the coronary heart of town (prime finish of Devonshire Road, then dog-leg down Convent Stroll), this good-looking 1930s pub is now beneath the stewardship of Derbyshire brewery, Thornbridge. Naturally, its newest improvements dominate the pumps, from the opinion-splitting ice-cream porter, Strawberry Lucaria, to the terrific Inexperienced Mountain New England IPA, a hazy “juice bomb” that delivers as promised. Area is made throughout 12 keg and cask traces for a couple of friends, from breweries as faraway as Bristol Beer Manufacturing unit and Rossendale’s Northern Whisper. Nurse a pint or two as you’re taking within the Tub’s Grade II-listed inside: a modest, fuss-free mixture of interval wood-panel banquettes, glazed tilework and leaded home windows. • Pint from £3.20. 66-68 Victoria Road,
Devonshire Cat

Regardless of its new-build setting, the Devonshire Cat is now a veteran of the Sheffield scene. This huge, open-plan bar was pushing hoppy, fashionable brews earlier than “craft beer” existed. In 2013, it was taken over by Sheffield’s Abbeydale Brewery, which has ditched its previous Wetherspoons-esque search for one thing you would describe as post-Brewdog. A central bar is embellished with placing geometric tiles there may be splashy beer artwork on the partitions and a variety of exhausting edges, flat surfaces and huge home windows. The beer vary is, as ever, A1. Core Abbeydale beers are supplemented by cutting-edge friends from primarily northern brewers (Observe, Marble, Crimson Willow), and an unlimited array of cans and bottles. Be aware: on 6 and seven April, Abbeydale is throwing its second Piss Up In The Brewery, a ticketed brewery beer competition (£8.10/£9.10). • Pint from £3. 49 Wellington Road,

A brief stroll from city up London Highway, not removed from Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane soccer floor, the new-ish Jabbarwocky (sic) craft beer and cocktail bar has taken a winningly low-fi, DIY method to inside design. Who wants slick options once you’ve obtained fairy lights, a number of previous sofas and flowers caught, not in vases, however previous Blackjack beer bottles? Seven keg traces and one cask pack in each the requirements (Pilsner Urquell, Tyskie), and craft belters from, as an illustration, Thornbridge, Bizarre Beard and Buxton Brewery. Beforehand, you would have headed from Jabbarwocky to Hop Hideout, the lauded bottle store and tasting room close by, however it’s about to reopen (22 March) in a brand new central location at food and drinks hub, Kommune. At Hop Hideout, you can see beers from St Mars of the Desert, an thrilling new Sheffield brewery owned by two US beer lovers, who’ve just lately opened a taproom at their Attercliffe HQ (open Thursday-Saturday “until it’s freezing”). • Pint from £2.90. 308-310 London Highway, on Fb
Sheffield Beer Week runs till 17 March