Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival
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36th Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival.
Preparations are now continuing for the 36th Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival to be held from 10th to the 14th July 2013. The theme for the festival will be John Whitehurst FRS, an eminent clockmaker and scientist who was born 300 years ago and lived in Derby. We will be teaming up with the Derby Museum on this theme.
To get everyone warmed up for the Beer Festival we will be launching an Ale Trail covering a select group of Derby's pubs. On completion of the Ale Trail, you will be allowed free entry to the festival before 17:00 (5pm) and a free drink. Keep looking here for more details.
Advanced tickets are now available for the evening sessions from the Derby Live website. Click on the link below corresponding to your intended day. As a special offer, anyone buying Thursday, Friday and Saturday will get a free ticket for the Wednesday evening.
10th July (Wed) 18:30 to 23:00 www.derbylive.co.uk/Public_Event.aspx
11th July (Thur) 11:00 to 23:00 www.derbylive.co.uk/Public_Event.aspx
12th July (Fri) 11:00 to 23:00 www.derbylive.co.uk/Public_Event.aspx
13th July (Sat) 11:00 to 23:00 www.derbylive.co.uk/Public_Event.aspx
14th July (Sun) 12:00 to 14:00 - beer permitting.
The festival will feature an outside 40m by 20m marquee in the market place with an outside seating area to complement this. Beers will also be available from the Darwin Suite inside the Assembly Rooms. A Derby City bar will again feature in the Darwin foyee, where we will show case the amazing variety of breweries we are lucky enough to have in the city of Derby.
Beer - Cider - Mead
The festival is again attempting to stock at least one beer from every Derbyshire brewery, with a special bar in the Darwin Foyee showcasing the miriad of brewers we are lucky to have in the City of Derby. Brewery bars from Fullers, Blue Monkey and Muirhouse will give you the ideal reason to walk around and see what is on offer. We have sniffed out some new breweries for you to complement the old stalwarts! We are also hosting the Champion Beer of East Midlands and the some of the local rounds of the Chapion Beer of Britain, so good quality is our aim as ever.
For the first time we will feature three continental beers served from tap, with two from Belgium (Senne and De Molen) and one coming all the way across the Atlantic (Flying Dog). The beers will be served inside the Assembly Rooms from the Muirhouse bar.
There will also be a large range of bottled beers from many different countries on offer at the Continental Bar. Dare you true the mightly sourness of Boon Geuze and Rodenbach Grand Cru or are after the refreshing Kuppers Kolsch or Augustiner Lagerbier? Keep your eyes posted for the full list.
The festival will feature two cider bars to keep you apple lovers happy. These will be situated in the main marquee and in the Darwin Suite.
Mead will again be feature on the Continental Bar and as we were drunk dry last year we have ordered more stock - so all we can say is try and drink us dry again!!
Wednesday: Liquid Brass liquidbrass.com/, Ripley Morris Men.
Saturday: 3 Eyed Fox (Folk/Rock trio) www.3eyedfox.com, Rip It Up (Rock n Roll), Joint Honours www.jointhonours.com, The Legendary Steaming Isaacs www.facebook.com/thesteamingisaacs, Backline Blues www.myspace.com/backlineblues.
Sunday: Blues Town (Rock/Blues).
The next committee meeting (no 8) will be held on 5tht June 2013 at the Brunswick Inn, Railway Terrace, Derby, DE1 2RU at 19:30 (7:30 pm). All are welcome to attend. With less than 2 months left, the real detail of organising the Summer Festival has started with bands being signed up, beer, cider and mead orders starting to be made and all the other millions of jobs that have to be done to get the festival going.
The final meeting will be held on the 26th June at the Thomas Leaper, Irongate, Derby.
35th Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival
The 35th Derby City Charter Sunmmer Beer Festival was deemed to be a great success and thanks go to all who volunteered their time and of course all who came and drank all the beer and cider.
On the 6th March 2013, the Beer King presented a cheque for £1000 to the Mayor of Derby for monies raised for charity from the beer festival.
- Attendance: 9684 - an increase of 818 over 2011.
- Charity: In excess of £3500 raised.
- Membership: 142 new members joined during the festival.
- Glasses: 4532 festival glasses sold.
- Volunteers: More than 250.
- Cider: 3960 pints sold.
- Continental: 2464 bottles sold (equivalent to 1558 pints).
- Real Ale: 28,696 pints sold.
For further information contact Russ Gilbert on 07909 967142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org