25 November 2004

Centenary beer gets first mash

To celebrate the University’s 100th birthday, local graduate David Wickett is brewing a special University of Sheffield Centenary Ale.

The Vice-Chancellor stirring the mash

This week, the Vice-Chancellor visited Mr Wickett’s award-winning Real Ale Brewery at Kelham Island to help with the first ‘mash’ – the initial stage of the brewing process. Professor Bob Boucher lent a hand, stirring the brew with a special beer paddle.

The beer will be ready for drinking by 2005, when around 3,000 pints will go on sale at Students’ Union outlets and the brewery’s associated pub, the Fat Cat.

Link: www.thefatcat.co.uk