This is how you can win a £250 tab at a popular craft beer bar in Sheffield - and you will also be helping a charity
A craft beer venue in Sheffield has launched its first ever ale – which it is selling to raise money for the city’s children’s hospital alongside a raffle which has a £250 bar tab as its top prize.
Two Thirds Beer Co, on Abbeydale Road, has also donated its £1,000 lockdown grant, paid by the Government to ‘wet-led’ pubs, to the Children’s Hospital Charity following a year in which the bar has spent more time closed than open.
Founded by Ben Stubbs, Danny Clare and Adam Inns, the bar opened in December 2019 and has a novel difference – it specialises in serving beers and ciders in quantities of two-thirds-of-a-pint, enabling customers to try a wider range of beverages as well as encouraging responsible drinking.
Now the bar, which is operating as a bottle shop and home delivery service through its website while Tier 3 restrictions are in force, has launched a beer called Two Thirds Christmas Charity Pale Ale, produced in association with Abbeydale Brewery. All profits from every can will go to the hospital charity too.
Ben said: “Despite the fact that our bar is currently closed again, it's been manic since we launched the charity can, with hundreds sold already.
“While we appreciate it's been tough for ourselves in the hospitality industry, it's nothing compared to the £3 million funding deficit the hospital has faced this year and so we'll be donating our £1,000 government grant straight to the hospital charity.”
There are 1,000 limited-edition, hand-numbered cans available – they can be purchased online from http://twothirdsbeer.co/charity-beer, or in person from the ‘bar-turned-Christmas-shop’ from midday to 7pm, seven days a week.
“In an attempt to reach our £5,000 target, we're also auctioning off can #001 to the highest bidder,” Ben said. The auction, at http://twothirdsbeer.co/charity-auction, ends tonight at 9pm.
In addition, this weekend the bar is starting the Two Thirds Christmas Charity Raffle. Everybody who purchases a can of charity beer, in store or online, will receive a raffle ticket giving them the chance to win a £250 bar tab, plus other gifts donated by independent businesses in Sheffield.
On Saturday all three of the venue’s owners will be donning full Santa Claus outfits to ride on an exercise bike outside the bar from 10am, donating £1 for every kilometre cycled.