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Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival

38th Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival



Photo courtesy of Graham Whitmore Photography


Plans for the Derby CAMRA City Charter Beer Festival are going well. The venue is still intended to be the Market Place in a giant marquee. Due to the popularity of this location last year excitement across the city is growing. On St Patrick's Day the festival committee presented the Mayor of Derby with a generous donation towards his chosen charities. These are; The British Heart Foundation, Dementia Care & The Midland Doctors Association. As the festival holds 'City Charter' status they are very proud to support these causes. Naturally there was beer on hand and a generous turn out of volunteers to greet the Mayor. Over the coming months planning for the event will continue. Beer and announcements will be made when confirmed so watch this space!

Entertainment Announcement!
We can confirm that the following bands have now been secured to headline during the evenings;
Wednesday 8th July Ockbrook Big Band 
Thursday 9th July Aistaguca 
Friday 10th July The Modern Affair 
Saturday 11th July The UK Chicago Blues 
The festival will be open from 8th-12th July 2015. Cheers!


The next organising meeting will be held at The Smithfield, Meadow Lane from 20:00 (8pm) on 6th May 2015. Anyone who can spare time to help organise the 2015 festival is more than welcome to come.


Yes it will be back! During May we will again run an ale trail around 22 pubs in Derby and the locality to promote Mild in May. So look out for more news here and in Derby Drinker. 


The 2014 Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival was held on the Market Place, Derby. The theme for this years festival was 50 years of Derby Mountain Rescue - we hope you will agree this is a very worthy cause.

Wednesday 9th July our deputy Mayor stands with the Beer King outside the entrance of the festival, beer in hand, to open the 37th Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival.


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As with all CAMRA Beer Festivals, the Derby Summer Beer Festival is staffed entirely by volunteers who come along to promote real ale in the City of Derby. 


Presentation of Cheque for the Mayors Charities

On the 11th March 2014 we presented the Mayor of Derby, Fareed Hussain, with a cheque for his charities from the proceeds of the 36th Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival. So on behalf of the Mayor and his charities thankyou to all who came and drank, ate and were merry. Of course thanks to all the hard working CAMRA volunteers.


For further information contact the Chairman, Russ Gilbert  on 07909 967142 or email


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