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Sheffield’s revival in beer-brewing is big news even in New York, where a real ale tour has been promoted.

But a craft beer bar which opened on Devonshire Street at the weekend due to demand doesn’t yet have a city ale on tap. The nearest you’ll get to local at Brewdog, the 13th bar run by Scotland’s largest independent brewery, is a pint of Huddersfield’s Magic Rock.

But Brewdog promise they will soon be adding Sheffield brews to the 20 currently on tap - which include BrewDog’s own plus Stone, Elysian, MIkkeller, To Øl, Alesmith, Anchor, Stillwater and 8 Wired. Regular ‘Meet The Brewer’ events are planned and the food (bar snacks, sausage, meat or cheese platters and all-day breakfasts) is local. Suppliers include Seven Hills bakery and Porter Brook Deli.

BrewDog co-founder James Watt says Sheffield’s craft beer fans had been calling for a BrewDog Sheffield since 2010.