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.