A chief brewer who is highly acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic is set to bring his expertise to Sheffield this week.

Beer Central, in the Moor Market, is set to host an event featuring Chuck Silva, brewmaster at the California-based Green Flash Brewery, at 3pm this Friday, 25 July.

Mr Silva is dropping in at the market on his way back to the States from Belgium, where he has been perfecting the art of brewing craft beer.

At the “Meet the Brewer” event, ale fans will be able to ask questions of the man best known for creating tipples including Green Flash’s celebrated West Coast IPA – and also enjoy a tasting session.

Coun Leigh Bramall, cabinet member for business, skills and development at Sheffield City Council, said:

“The fact that an internationally-renowned brewmaster is choosing the Moor Market as an events venue just goes to show the quality of the independent businesses we have here.

“Beer Central is a fine example of the stalls within the market that sell a quality product that food and drink connoisseurs are prepared to travel for. However, not many of them, admittedly, will travel some 3,000 miles!

“I hope ale lovers and beer novices alike will go along to Beer Central on Friday to learn from Chuck, see the range of drinks on offer and perhaps take the opportunity to have a look around our city’s fantastic, iconic market building.”

Beer Central is located close to the main entrance of the Moor Market, and is open 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday.

The Meet the Brewer event is being held in conjunction with The Shakespeare pub in Gibraltar Street, where Mr Silva will give another talk from 5pm onwards on Friday.

Sean Clarke from Beer Central said:

“This is a real coup. We don’t often have celebrities in the world of brewing coming along to talk to our customers, hence why Chuck’s visit – all the way from California – is a rare treat.

“His visit also reflects the continued importance of Sheffield to the UK brewing industry. There is no finer city to visit for those who love real ales and craft beers.”