Who & Where

Who are We?

The Brewery of Saint Mars of the Desert was inspired by the earliest “craft breweries” of Europe: that first generation making beers in disused 19th century breweries with a pioneering spirit, unmoving passion and an almost avant-garde creativity. We relocated from Boston, Massachusetts to the city of Sheffield in South Yorkshire to make this dream a reality and haven’t looked back once.

As a very small two-and-a-half person brewery, making world class beers and sharing them fresh with the public is about all we have time for. But who needs more than that?


Dann Paquette began brewing professionally in 1992 and has worked in numerous breweries in both Yorkshire and Boston (New England) over those years. He witnessed firsthand the birth of a lot of what we call “craft beer” today and was arguably the first US craft brewer making sour wood-aged beers in the mid 1990’s. His beers have gained critical acclaim on both continents but he’s striving for a new level of greatness and individuality from this tiny brewery in Sheffield.

Martha, a PhD microbiologist from North Yorkshire, has trained in brewing and has been working in breweries since 2008. Among many other duties, she grows up yeast, acts as Canning Manager and runs the brewery & taproom businesses.

Scarlet is the newest member to the SMOD brewing team. In addition to her duties and education in the brewery, she’s enrolled in the University of Nottingham’s Apprentice Brewing Program.

Grimbold is the brewery dog.


Our brewhouse is a 10 hectolitre system built by Moeschle UK in Germany and our annual production was just around 300 hectolitres in 2020 and 2021. All of our beers pass through Yorkshire’s only coolship for hopping and settling, and are spunded during fermentation for a gentle and natural carbonation.

We’re proud of how our beers look and taste and hope you all get a chance to try them one day.

a quiet moment in the brewery

SMOD packages its beer in 440 ml cans on site with our own ABE LinCan packaging line. We also produce bottle re-fermented feoder beers on a more limited schedule. We’ve also been lucky to collaborate with some of the UK’s best breweries such as Track, DEYA, Thornbridge, Abyss & Wild Beer.

Independent bottleshops and pubs are encouraged to phone or email to get on our email list for can sales. Keep in mind that we do not offer kegs for sale. Also, because our brewing capacity is a mere 300 HL/year, we are limiting our scope to U.K. sales only.

So please check Google maps and our site for confirmed opening hours, we update them weekly. Usually we’re open on Fridays and Saturdays 2-8:00 PM. To see our upcoming events and opening times, check the taproom page here . If you prefer to purchase beer from our online shop please go here.

For our current beer line up, please check our social media accounts, our shop, or send us an email. Cheers!

Where to Find Us

Address: The Brewery of St Mars of the Desert, 90 Stevenson Road, Sheffield S9 3XG

///WhatThreeWords: ///crazy.oppose.punks

Opening Hours: Friday & Saturday, 2-8pm. Check the home page and/or our social media, or Google maps. During opening hours, our gate will be unlocked and there will be a chalkboard to welcome you in. For disabled access, please ring the “Brewery” doorbell.


You can walk along scenic footpaths from the centre of Sheffield or from the Meadowhall area to our brewery. Have a look at either the Five Weirs Walk or the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal Walk for info. These are both great experiences and you’ll see a side of industrial Sheffield you may not have known was there!


From Sheffield:

We are directly off Attercliffe Road, after you cross the River Don (The corner with an Isuzu dealership and Emara wholesalers). Turn left onto Stevenson Road and we are on the right in a yard with black railings (second set of black gates, you’ll find a brewery doorbell on the railings).

From the M1/Meadowhall:

Take the A6178 to Attercliffe, past Centertainment and IKEA on your left. Keep heading through Attercliffe high street and shortly after you leave the shops, take a right on Stevenson Rd. Parking is available on the street.

Bus & Tram

From Sheffield City Centre, the X1 Steel Link, the number 6, 752, 52 and 52a buses can all bring you to within a short walk of the brewery. You can also take the tram (yellow line) to Attercliffe, less than 10 mins walk away.

Contact Us

Write: The Brewery of St Mars of the Desert, 90 Stevenson Road, Sheffield S9 3XG

Email: brewery@beerofsmod.co.uk

Taproom or on-site can sales: 07365 222101

Trade Info: For trade orders and deliveries, please contact us by email or 07365 222101