‘Just trying to make tasty beer’: Sheffield brewery slams thieves after break-in

Thieves have been condemned for a ‘senseless’ burglary at a Sheffield brewery.

By Claire Lewis
Thursday, 6th February 2020, 9:05 am
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 3:12 pm

Neepsend Brew Company on Mowbray Street, Kelham Island, was broken into overnight on Monday into Tuesday.

Nothing was stolen but some beer barrels were vandalised and drained.

In a statement on Facebook, the firm said: “The culprits didn't take anything or do any damage but they did open the valves on several of our brewing vessels and left them to drain, meaning an awful lot of beer we'd spent lots of time, money and effort making has been lost.

Thieves broke into Neepsend Brew Company , Kelham Island, Sheffield

“No one gained anything from this completely senseless act and we are at a loss as to why anyone would do this to a small, independent business just trying to make tasty beer.

“With a move of premises coming up shortly, it was the last thing we needed.

“On a positive note, no one was hurt, no lasting damage was done and we've been moved by the response we've had from people offering their sympathy and support. Ours really is a great industry to be in.

“We're still opening the tap room on Saturday and are going to get stuck into brewing as much as we possibly can ahead of the big move. Onwards and upwards.”

In addition to brewing beers, Neepsend Brew Company also opens up its tap room once a month to sample products at source.

Witnesses to the burglary should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 080 555111.