With public events returning with a bang this year, we’re pleased to be back out in Grenoside Woods for Peaty’s Steel City Downhill on the 14th May – we’ll be celebrating with them 10 years of the biggest little race on the Downhill calendar with a Special Brew of Peaty’s Trail Ale, available in cask (on the day) and bottles (on the day and after, whilst stocks last). Further information on the event can be found at http://www.steelcitydh.com/
That most wonderful time of the year is drawing nearer and with that comes the launch of our popular Christmas Ale, Farmers Belgian Blue!
The first pints of the ‘official’ 2020 Brew will be served from our 3 Brewery Pubs on the 29th October.
Whilst some things are very different this year, our traditional festive tipple will remain very much the distinctive winter brew that many look forward to!
Farmers Belgian Blue will then be available in 5litre Mini Kegs from the Brewery Shop from Friday 30th October, with it then being available for delivery to pubs in cask from Monday 2nd November.
Whilst we’ve been busy running the covid curveball gauntlet, we have not forgotten an all important Milestone coming our way! The 14th of September saw our 5000th Brew take place and we hope you’ll agree, that’s something to celebrate.
Now usually we’d all just be saying ‘lets put a do’ on’, but let’s face it, we shouldn’t really be encouraging crowd gatherings at the moment so we’ve thought of a different way to mark the occasion!
This momentous brew will be celebrated with a 24 hour brewathon which will take place on the 24th September, and we’ll be live streaming the event for all to enjoy! Brewers Sam, Bruce and Kieran will begin the Brewathon at 5pm on the 24th and finish at 5pm on Friday 25th September.
With our seasonal calendar being turned upside down, we had planned for a brand new Brew in May this year, using our very own, home grown hops. Not wanting these hops to go to waste and with the milestone brew coming up, it lended us the opportunity to go forth and deliver!
So with our homegrown hops included, the brew will be made using 5 different hops, 5 different malts and if you’ve not guessed it, the beer will be 5%abv.
And now you’re thinking, what’s the charity, where should I donate? Well here’s the thing, we’re not asking you to donate a penny, this one’s just for fun and will leave your pockets alone! But we’d still like you to be involved so we’ll be live streaming the whole thing for you to join in at any time.
Whilst we can’t invite so many to come and have a drink with us, that doesn’t stop us getting a round in! So to complete the celebration, we will be giving away 5 celebratory gift packs which will include a mini keg of our 5k Brew. Further details on how to be in with a chance to win to follow!
It’s beginning to look a lot like………..time for a Belgian Blue!
It’s no trick just a real treat……bring on the 31st October 2019!
The 1st pint of this year’s Belgian Blue will be pulled at 4pm on the dot at our original Brewery Tap The Nags Head at Loxley.
Not to be left out of all the fun, the little sister Brewery Tap, The King & Miller will also be serving Belgian Blue on the bar from just after 4pm that day too!
The time is drawing near, for that special kind of beer!
whether its a do or a dare, we hope to see you there!!
Bradfield Brewery are once again showcasing their range of Farmers Ales at this year’s Sheffield Beer & Cider Festival, Steel City 45
The annual festival will take place at Kelham Island from the 16th to the 19th October 2019.
The Millowners Arms, situated in Kelham Island, is a museum gallery complete with a traditional bar and celebrates Sheffield’s Brewing heritage, from being the biggest brewing city in the England to its numerous microbreweries of today.
Bradfield Brewery are proud to once again be sponsoring the event and as part of the beer & cider festival, the Millowners Arms will be open to customers and will offer a range of our Farmers Ales, including a festival special.
For further details and ticket information, please click here to visit the website.
The date has been set for our annual harvest auction!
On the 5th October 2019, The Nags Head at Loxley will host a night of fine auctioneering and great entertainment, all in aid of St Lukes Sheffield Hospice.
There will be lots of great items on offer including handmade artefacts, home grown produce, homemade cakes, tools, clothing, memrobelia and few odd surprises!
The fun will begin at 7:30pm and we will be joined by the Porter Pizza Company who will be offering Italian inspired pizzas, using fresh dough and authentic, inspiring ingredients…. all cooked to perfection in their wood fired oven!
The annual Bradfield Tractor Rally is taking place on 7th July 2019.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance has been chosen as the benefactor for this year’s charity rally, a facility that has been life saving more than once in our rural surroundings.
The Rally is being held in memory of two much loved characters within the farming industry, Wilfred Woods and Charlie Halliday who sadly both lost their lives in 2018.
The Rally will start at Storrs Green Farm in Dungworth at 10am where it will then travel through Stannington before taking a Pit Stop at Our Cow Molly. From there it will travel through Bradfield and Oughtibridge, landing at the Nags Head at Loxley for an afternoon of family fun and fundraising.
Fox Valley Food & Drink Festival is taking place on the 15th & 16th June and we are delighted to announce that we will be joining the exciting line up of food and drink offerings.
The 2 day festival will see a host of activities including children’s entertainment and fairground rides, cookery demonstrations and live music from the Valley Music Festival.
We will be bringing along a selection of Farmers Ales to drink on site and to take away. We look forward to seeing you there!
Steve Peat and friends are happy to announce this year’s Steel City DH, “The Biggest Little Race in the world” is back on the 4th May 2019 and promises to be bigger and better than ever.
A perfectly formed rough diamond on Sheffield’s sporting calendar that has been running every spring since 2011, the race has always been that little bit different to your average mountain bike event with 11 year old rippers racing against World Cup stars and World Champions, not to mention one of the largest number of female racers in the UK!
Peaty’s Trail Ale was once again on the guest list and of course we obliged! The Steel City Downhill simply wouldn’t be the same without some Peaty’s Trail Ale in the mix!
The race takes place in Grenoside Woods, for further details please visit the website https://www.steelcitydh.com/
Extension works are well underway at our original Brewery Tap!
Works to extend the internal area of the pub began in February, with local Stone Masons Ray & Ollie Walters appointed to carry out the stone work required.
With the extension now nearly water tight, internal works can begin and very soon visitors will be ale to enjoy a more spacious offering at the pub with additional seating for diners as well as more space for social gatherings.
Bradfield Brewery acquired the Nags Head at Loxley in 2008 and since then it has built on a reputation of serving up Farmers Ales in fine form as well as a good homemade food menu. Only being a small venue with limited space, the extension has been long awaited and will hopefully mean more enjoyability for our returning visitors.