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 America to the city of Sheffield in South Yorkshire to make this dream a reality and haven’t looked back.
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 at least ten breweries in both the UK and Boston (New England) over those years. He was there for 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.
Martha, a PhD microbiologist from North Yorkshire, has trained in brewing and has been working in breweries since 2008. Among many other duties, she runs the canning at SMOD.
Our brewhouse is a 10 hectolitre system built by Moeschle UK in Germany and our annual production is just over 300 hectolitres. 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 specialise in rustic, non-filtered, koelship IPA’s, stingos and mixed-fermentation pale ales – but of course we love lagers, brown ales and monastic styles of beer as well. We’re proud of how our beers look and taste and hope you all get a chance to try them one day.
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.
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 350 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 12-8:00 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.
Where to Find Us
Address: The Brewery of St Mars of the Desert, 90 Stevenson Road, Sheffield S9 3XG
Opening Hours: Friday & Saturday, 2-8pm. Check the home page and/or our social media, or Google maps. During opening hours, our pedestrian 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!
We are directly off Attercliffe Road, after you cross the River Don (The corner with Northern Power Tools and Emara wholesalers). Turn left onto Stevenson Road and we are on the right in a yard with black railings.
From the M1/Meadowhall:
Take the A6178 to Attercliffe, past Centertainment and IKEA on your left. Keep heading for Attercliffe and 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.
Write: The Brewery of St Mars of the Desert, 90 Stevenson Road, Sheffield S9 3XG
Taproom or on-site can sales: 07869 259558
Trade Info: For trade orders and deliveries, please contact us by email or 07365 222101