Derby CAMRA Winter Beer Festival

Introduction

The 13th Derby Winter Beer Festival will take place from the 15th to the 18th February 2017 at the Roundhouse in Derby.

 

Volunteering

If you wish to help in the organisation of this festival, then please come along to one of the organising meetings, which are posted on the Derby CAMRA calendar. The next and last meeting will be on 1st February 2017 at the Alexandra Hotel, Siddals Road, Derby starting at 20:00 (8pm).

To volunteer, please complete a staffing form by either clicking the link below.

Winter Beer Festival Staffing Form

Or request a form by clicking this link:

Volunteering Form Request

Opening Times and Admission Prices

Wed 15th - 17:00 to 23:00      £3.00.
Thur 16th - 11:00 to 23:00      £2.00 (lunch), £5.00 (after 17:30).
Fri 17th    - 11:00 to 23:00      £3.00 (lunch), £6.00 (after 17:30).
Sat 18th   - 11:00 to 23:00      £3.00 (lunch), £6.00 (after 17:30).

The festival allows access to under 18 year olds during the day, but please, they must vacate before 19:00 (7pm). OAPs are free at lunch times. Under 26s are half-price to all sessions. Card carrying CAMRA members are free at all times.

Getting There

The Roundhouse venue is part of the Derby College complex situated on the Eastern side of Derby Railway Station. If arriving by train use the Pride Park exit from the over-bridge.

Free buses will be provided leaving Derby Exeter Bridge at 11:00 and then every half an hour until 21:30, calling at the bus station (bay 28) a few minutes later. The first bus on Wednesday will be 17:00. Buses return from the festival at xx:15 and xx:30, the last bus being 23:30.

Refreshments

The following stalls will be providing nourishment during the beer festival:

Morgans cheese
Pipers crisps
Oddfellows chooclate

We also hope to have a selection of hot food available during all session, possibly including a burger van.

Beer, Cider, Perry and Mead

Beer

We expect to have a final list of over 360 different beer with be a strong emphasis on Derbyshire beers. The Derbyshire Brewers Collective having a stillage to themselves. There will be a wide range of Winter Ales and Barley Wines, supplimented by some excellent session beers. We will also feature Gluten Free beers from Wold Top and Raw. 

Cider and Perry

The cider and perry bars will be split between the Main room and the Carriage room, between them offering 34 ciders and 7 perries, including a number from Derbyshire. The current list can be downloaded in PDF format using the link below.

DWAF2017_Cider and Perry

Mead

We expect to have a range of meads from at least two different suppliers including Derbyshire's own Mercian Mead.

World Beers

Once again there will be a dedicated bar showcasing bottled beers from around the world to tempt your taste buds. This year we will also have a keykeg bar featuring artisan breweries from Italy and Belgium, plus a chance to try Kolsch as you would find it in its home town of Cologne.

Entertainment

Wednesday
Local band showcase featuring at least three bands.

Thursday
The Modest - as you may guess a Mod orientated band who will perform classics from the likes of The Who, Small Faces, The Kinks and The Jam but inter-mixed with Soul and Northern Soul.

Friday
Tom Hingley - seminal singer with Inspiral Carpets will play with his band The Kar-Pets and will perform all the big tunes from the Manchester Indie heroes.
Verbal Warning - old school punk rockers and festival favourites.

Saturday
Kazabian - formed in 2009 Kazabian are the number one tribute to Kasabian.

 

 


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