Raising a glass to annual festival of ale and food

Glasses were raised in celebration at the University of Sheffield today (11 May 2011), to mark the signing of an agreement to make Audit Feast, a celebration of ale and food, an annual event.''The special signing ceremony at the University's Firth Court, has formalised the feast that used to be a tradition dating back to the Middle Ages and was revived in 2009 by the Kelham Island Brewery, in conjunction with the University. ''Audit Ale used to be brewed by colleges within the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford from as long ago as the fourteenth century.  The special ale was to be drunk at the Audit Feast, held in celebration when the college's accounts had been audited. ''Real Ale boss Dave Wickett, the owner of the brewery and a graduate of the University of Sheffield thought it would be an excellent idea to revive the tradition and hold a special dinner to celebrate beer and how different beers can be used to accompany and complement food much in the same way wine does.  All the food for Audit Feast is p
Glasses were raised in celebration at the University of Sheffield today (11 May 2011), to mark the signing of an agreement to make Audit Feast, a celebration of ale and food, an annual event.''The special signing ceremony at the University's Firth Court, has formalised the feast that used to be a tradition dating back to the Middle Ages and was revived in 2009 by the Kelham Island Brewery, in conjunction with the University. ''Audit Ale used to be brewed by colleges within the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford from as long ago as the fourteenth century. The special ale was to be drunk at the Audit Feast, held in celebration when the college's accounts had been audited. ''Real Ale boss Dave Wickett, the owner of the brewery and a graduate of the University of Sheffield thought it would be an excellent idea to revive the tradition and hold a special dinner to celebrate beer and how different beers can be used to accompany and complement food much in the same way wine does. All the food for Audit Feast is p
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Glasses were raised at The University of Sheffield to mark the signing of an agreement to hold an annual festival of ale and food in the city.

The signing ceremony at the university’s Firth Court, means the Audit Feast - a tradition dating back to the Middle Ages and revived in 2009 by Kelham Island Brewery and the university - will become a yearly event.

Audit Ale was brewed by colleges at Oxbridge as far back as the 14th century.

The special ale was drunk at the Audit Feast, held in celebration when the college’s accounts had been audited.

Real ale buff Dave Wickett, who owns the Kelham Island Brewery and is a graduate of Sheffield University, decided to revive the tradition.

In 2009 a special dinner was held at The Fat Cat pub to celebrate beer and show how beers can accompany and complement food in the same way as wine. All the food for Audit Feast is prepared using local ingredients and Kelham Island beer.

Audit Feasts will alternate between the Cutlers’ Hall, the Town Hall and Firth Court. The next event is in October.