8 beer festivals in Derbyshire you won't want to miss
PUBLISHED: 09:38 03 February 2015 | UPDATED: 16:25 29 May 2015
If you are a beer and real ale fan make sure you have these 2015 festival dates down in your diary
Get rid off any January blues still hanging around with this festival. Held at The Winding Wheel in Chesterfield, there will be more than 120 beers from around the UK including local ale beers, ciders, perries and country wines. Evening sessions with live music.
11-14 February 2015
Feast your eyes and taste buds on more than 400 real ales, including ones from all 12 of Derby’s micro-breweries, spanning mild, bitters, best bitters, strong bitters, golden ales and speciality beers.
Live music and more than 130 beers, around 30 ciders and perries and a selection of fruit wine, will make the weekend before Easter go with a swing. Musical acts include The Detroit’s, A Motown and Soul band from Burton, and Remedy a classic rock band from the Black Country upon Trent
Rail Ale Festival, Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Back for its 14th year with more than 250 real ales along with ciders, perries, craft keg, world beers and lots of food to try this festival promises to be as good as ever. It is held at Barrow Hill, Britain’s last surviving working Roundhouse, and train rides are available, pulled by either a steam or diesel locomotive from ‘Roundhouse Halt’, a purpose-built platform.
The event is spread across around 18 venues across Barlow, Bradway, Dronfield, Hundall, Coal Aston, Totley Rise and Apperknowle, which are linked by a free bus service. You can hop between each venue to experience the different atmosphere, drinks, food and entertainment each has to offer.
8-12 July 2015
With more than 33,000 pints drunk last year, this festival in the centre of Derby is a popular and busy one! As well as lots of real ale there is live music, and last year music act No way to Norway from Derby’s twin city of Osnabrück headlined.
Held at the town hall in this old market town on the southern edge of the Peak District, there will be around 50 ales and 10 Ciders, to try plus live music on Friday and Saturday.
Enjoy more than 20 locally brewed beers and ciders as well as 100 indoor and outdoor stalls showcasing producers from around the Peak District at this celebration of locally produced food, and arts and crafts.
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