Beer fans, this is when the annual Steel City Beer and Cider Festival is returning to Sheffield

A previous Steel City Beer and Cider Festival starts today at Kelham Island Museum
A previous Steel City Beer and Cider Festival starts today at Kelham Island Museum

The countdown is on to the 44th annual Steel City Beer and Cider Festival, which begins on Wednesday.

This year the festival, which is hosted by Sheffield and District Campaign for Real Ale, will be supporting Roundabout, the charity which provides shelter, support and life skills to young people aged 16 to 24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Proceeds from the quiz, collection buckets and donations of unused beer tokens are all donated to Roundabout.

Paul Crofts, Steel City Festival Organiser, said: “Sheffield Beer Festival always has a strong local emphasis so we are delighted to be working with Roundabout as this year’s festival charity, and helping to raise funds for the valuable help and support they give to the homeless young people of the city.”

Ben Keegan, Roundabout’s Chief Executive said: “We’re thrilled that the Sheffield Beer Festival has chosen to support our charity this year.

“As an increasing amount of young people in the city are turning to us for help, we rely heavily on the generosity of local people and organisations to ensure that we can continue to be there for those who need us.

“This event will not only help us to raise vital funds, but will also allow us to raise awareness of youth homelessness and the work we do in the city.”

The festival will, for the fifth year in a row, be at Kelham Island Museum and will run until Saturday, October 13. For more details, visit sheffield.camra.org.uk/festival.