Steel City Beer Festival prepares to open its doors for ruby anniversary

Kelham Island Beer Festival. Mike Rose
Kelham Island Beer Festival. Mike Rose
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Drinkers will have the chance to quench their thirst with a huge array of ales and ciders as the Steel City Beer Festival begins today.

The event, which will feature more than 100 real ales, will take place at Kelham Island Museum.

Volunteers yesterday were hard at work setting up the venue for the event, which runs until Saturday.

The festival is being put on by Sheffield Campaign for Real Ale, and a host of pale ales, bitters, milds, stouts and porters will all be on offer, showcasing local breweries.

The festival kicks off today from 5pm, followed by live music from 5pm tomorrow, Thursday. A quiet session without music will be held on Friday from noon, followed by music from 5pm and then another full day of entertainment on Saturday.

Sheffield Brewery has created a special beer called Ruby Ruby Ruby to celebrate the festival’s 40th anniversary.