5 Sheffield Alternatives To Guinness

If Guinness isn’t your tipple of choice, then why not try one of these alternative dark ales, courtesy of Sheffield’s wonderful array of local breweries?

Kelham Island - Bête Noir 5.5%
One of Sheffield’s most well-known breweries, you’ll find Kelham Island ales all over the city centre. This beverage is packed with plum notes & chocolate, and develops into a dry but sweet aftertaste.
Kelham Island is stocked in most bars & pubs in the city centre inc, The Wig & Pen and The Dove & Rainbow


Bradfield Brewery - Farmers Stout 4.5%
A Sheff fave - Bradfield Brewery has certainly made its mark on the city! This ale is an enriched ‘black & white’ stout, balanced by roasted malts & flaked oats with a subtle but bitter hop character.
Bradfield Brewery is stocked in most bars & pubs in the city centre inc, The Red Lion, Stone & Taps and Beer Central


True North Brew - Best Bitter 3.8%
If you’re after something a little lighter than a dark stout or porter, go for True North Brew’s Best Bitter. A malty, sweet traditional brown ale balanced with the spice and bitterness of UK hops!
Find them in the city centre at - The Forum, The Old House and The Common Room.


Sentinel Brew - Orange Stout 4.2%
One of the new kids on the block, Sentinel Brewery has quickly become popular with locals. Their dark ale is a twist on the classic Irish stout with rich coffee-roast malts & lingering orange flavours.
Find them in the city centre at- Sentinel Brewhouse.


Little Critters - Sleepy Badger 4.5%
Now being stocked by several city centre bars, Little Critters are fairly new to the ale game. Sleepy Badger is a classic British-style stout brewed with flaked oatmeal, chocolate malt & roasted barley.
Find them in the city centre at - The Benjamin Huntsman, The Wig & Pen and West Street Ale House.