Brewery tap room with 30 beer lines and space for 200 people to open in Sheffield this summer

A brand new brewery tap room that will have 30 beer lines, an extensive bottle and can collection and the space for over 200 people will open in Sheffield this summer.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 7:00 am

Heist Brewery hope to be in a position to open their brand new taproom on Neepsend Lane, Neepsend, right next to the Gardeners Rest, in the middle of July.

The brewery orginally opened in Clowne, Derbyshire in 2017, and their new Sheffield brewery and taproom will now be their sole premises.

It is owned by Dan Hunt and his business partner Adam France.

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Heist brewery which is opening a new tap room at 107 Neepsend Lane, Neepsend. Pictured is Dan Hunt. Picture: Chris Etchells

Commenting on the plans for the taproom, Dan said: "There’s a massive tap area where we can seat 200 – 250 people. There are going to be 30 beers on tap at all times...as a minimum, we will have 10 of our own beers on tap, and there will also be 20 guest beers.”

"We’ll also have 150 beers in cans and bottles from us and our friends in the industry,” he added.

Among the guest breweries whose beer will be permanently available at Heist’s taproom are Full Circle Brew Co from Newcastle and Mad Scientest from Hungary, with whom Heist have an exclusivity deal, says Dan.

He adds that Slap and Pickle, who serve up a menu of burgers, loaded fries and more to six sites in the North including Teller on Sheffield’s Abbeydale Road, will be coming on board “to do a permanent kitchen.”

Heist brewery which is opening a new tap room at 107 Neepsend Lane, Neepsend. Pictured are Adam France and Dan Hunt. Picture: Chris Etchells

The Heist Brewery taproom will also have an arcade, comprised of a shuffleboard, a 2p machine and a grabber game, through which customers can win Heist merchandise.

Dan and Adam moved to their new premises a week before the first national coronavirus lockdown in March 2020; and the roof had been completely removed due to issues with asbestos when life as we knew it came to a grinding halt.

That coupled with the fact that the building had been empty for what Dan suspects was 15 years, mean the Heist team have had their work cut out for them.

Dan says that around 90 per cent of the work to transform the space into a brewery tap has been carried out over the last seven weeks, and they are looking forward to being able to unveil it to the public later this summer.

Heist brewery which is opening a new tap room at 107 Neepsend Lane, Neepsend. Pictured are Adam France and Dan Hunt in the new brewery area. Picture: Chris Etchells