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VULCANS COLLAB WITH CROSSPOOL ALE MAKERS SOCIETY

IF YOU LIKE HIGH QUALITY HAND-CRAFTED BREWS AND IPAS THEN WE’VE GOT A TREAT FOR YOU…

Our 4th Birthday is just two weeks away and to celebrate we are thrilled to announce a special collaboration with the amazing folks over at Crosspool Ale Makers Society to launch our very own Vulcan branded Lager and IPA.

FORGED BY FIRE is our 4% Vulcan Lager. It is available in 440ml cans available in single cans, 6, 12 or 24 packs.

The Sheffield Vulcans RUFC were formed in August 2017 as part of IGR (International Gay Rugby) and their Spirit of Rugby Campaign to provide an all-inclusive space to give LGBTQIA+ community to come together to give a Rugby a try.

As Vulcans, our team name is actually inspired by Vulcan, the God of Fire in Roman mythology. But what does the God of Fire have to do with Sheffield? Well, if you look up at the Sheffield Town Hall, you’ll see a statue of him standing with his arm aloft, holding a blacksmith’s hammer which is an obvious nod to Sheffield’s steel industry.

 

Gluten Free (<20ppm) and suitable for Vegans, ‘Forged by Fire’ is a celebration of the day the Vulcans was born and you can join us by raising a can to celebrate the many years to come!

Contains: Water, barley, flaked maize, hops, yeast.

MADE OF STEEL is our 5% Vulcan IPA. It is available in 440ml cans available in single cans, 6, 12 or 24 packs.

Sheffield is often referred to as the ‘Steel City’ as a result of it’s international reputation for steel producing in the 19th Century and its population boomed during the Industrial Revolutions. As trailblazers, innovations developed in Sheffield include stainless steel and played a key role in the War effort.

Steel is a an alloy made up of iron and is know for its strength and fracture resistance. Being a strong team always, us Vulcans pride ourselves on being Made of Steel. We are strong. We support one another. We will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder as we go to war with every opponent we face.

 

Gluten Free (<20ppm) and suitable for Vegans, ‘Made of Steel’ is a celebration of our support and strength. Support for one another and strength as a team as we move into the next exciting chapter as one team.

Contains: Water, barley, oats, hops, yeast.

What makes our Beer and IPA different from the rest?

Well, they both taste amazing – there’s no denying that! However, buying our lager and IPA also means that you’ll be doing three very important things:

  1. You’ll be supporting the Sheffield Vulcans, Sheffield’s first ever fully inclusive Rugby Union team.
  2. You’ll be supporting Crosspool Ale Makers Society, one of our favourite independent businesses.
  3. You’ll be helping us to raise money for a charity that we care a lot about, Shelter.

Shelter is a registered charity that campaigns to end homelessness and bad housing in Great Britain. It gives advice, information and advocacy to people in need, and tackles the root causes of bad housing by lobbying government and local authorities for new laws and policies to improve the lives of homeless and badly housed people.

For more information about Shelter and what they do click here.

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Join Us And Become a Virtual Santa This Christmas!

There’s no denying that this year has been difficult for everyone, but in particular, for those in unsuitable and unstable housing conditions. The sad truth is, some families won’t have anything to open on Christmas morning and that’s why the Sheffield Vulcans are skipping our annual Christmas festivities in favour of supporting Shelter’s Virtual Santa Campaign.

This year the Vulcans will become Virtual Santas and instead of purchasing our usual Secret Santa gifts for one another, we are taking that money and purchasing gift cards for families who use Shelter’s services in order to spread some festive cheer. We love this incentive and that’s why we’d like to encourage our loyal supporters to do the same (if they can).

With your help we can support Shelter to provide local Sheffield-based families facing homelessness or bad housing with a brighter Christmas. So, if you would like to join us in supporting Shelter, please purchae a digital voucher from one of the following:

  • Any major UK supermarket e.g. Sainsbury’s Tesco, Aldi etc.
  • Primark
  • Love2Shop
  • The Early Learning Centre
  • One4All
  • Waterstones
  • Argos
  • Smyths
  • Amazon Smiles

Once you have made your purchase please email your voucher to sheffield_hub@shelter.org.uk and make sure you include the following information in your email:

  • Your location
  • Your email address
  • Your message
  • Details of who has encouraged you to give a voucher (Sheffield Vulcans RUFC)
  • Your connection to Shelter (If Any)

After the Sheffield Shelter HUB have received your voucher, they will distribute them based on their knowledge of service users. The vouchers will be sent out to appropriate people who will then purchase their own gifts for Christmas day.

For more information about who Shelter are click here. Merry Christmas, Everyone!