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A Sheffield brewery is allowing itself to be ‘hijacked’ by a number of independent Yorkshire breweries for one week.

BrewDog Sheffield’s Devonshire Street bar, will become the victim of a week-long tap takeover next week - as it showcases its top ten pick of breweries in the region.

The move will champion small independent breweries while celebrating the county’s rich brewing history and comes after a huge surge in the UK craft beer scene.

BrewDog co-founder James Watt launched the brewery last March. He said: “The takeover is celebrating the huge contribution Yorkshire has made to the industry at a time when the UK is seeing massive excitement and growth in the craft beer movement.

“BrewDog prides itself on championing delicious craft beer, whether it be ours or someone else’s, and Sheffield and the wider Yorkshire region have a historically rich and awesome beer scene.

“We’ve handpicked an incredible lineup of ten of the best Sheffield and Yorkshire breweries to join us on our mission to get artisanal beer into the hands of as many people as possible.”

Breweries taking part in the showcase, which kicks off on Monday, include: North Union, The Stancill Brewery, Abbeydale Brewery, Lost Industry, Steel City, Northern Monk, Magic Rock, The Great Yorkshire brewery, Vocation Brewery and The Bad Seed Brewery.

Richard Burhouse, Founder of Magic Rock Brewing, said: “Yorkshire has always had a vibrant beer scene but it really seems to have exploded in the last few years. We really didn’t expect the local public to embrace what we’re doing as much as they have, and we’re excited to feature in BrewDog Sheffield’s Yorkshire tap takeover!”