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Amber Valley CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2016
Third year at Strutts for our 7th Festival
Venue & Location
The festival will run from Thursday 29th September to Sunday 2nd October 2016. The
former Herbert Strutt Grammar School is a grade 2 listed, Edwardian building. Its main
hall and classrooms provide a unique, atmospheric venue. Drinks will be served from a
marquee in one of the playgrounds.
Strutts is ideally situated on the A6 just outside Belper town centre with the railway and
bus stations only a short walk away. Buses stop outside the venue which also has its
own car park.
Tickets are not required for any sessions this year - just come along and pay on the
door but be sure to arrive early to ensure admission. Admission will be restricted to
over 18’s after 6pm each day. On Sunday admission is free, with any remaining beers
selling at £2 a pint.
As last year, Festival access will be from the playground/car park at the rear of the
building through the door nearest to Gibfield Lane.
The Beers, Ciders & Perries
There will be over 70 ales, together with a good choice of cider, perry and country
wines. Two beers have already been reserved for the festival – a speciality Scotch ale
and a pale, fruity summer ale. We will showcase a good mix of traditional styles along
with some unusual and contemporary beers with plans for a couple of festival specials.
The beer and cider list will be available to view on our website closer to the event.
2016 Festival commemorative glasses with third and half pint lines will be available as
pint or half pint glasses or tankards. Hire glasses will also be available on sale or
From Thursday to Saturday, Farmhouse Kitchen of Belper will be providing a wide
variety of hot and cold food with vegetarian options. Soft drinks and snacks will be
available at all sessions.
Entertainment / Events
Entertainment will be held in the main hall on Friday and Saturday evenings. Thursday
and Sunday will be music-free and there will be quiet rooms available at all sessions.
Free Wi-Fi is available.
A preview session will be held from 4-6pm on Thursday with free entry to all including
non-members, giving you the opportunity to access the full range of beers, ciders and
perries without the weekend crowds.
We will be holding a free to enter quiz at 8pm on Thursday for teams of up to four
people with prizes of beer or cider for first and second place.
On Saturday, we have a “Meet the Cider Maker” session at 2:30pm with Chris Rogers
from Three Cats Cider and a “Meet the Brewer” session at 5:30pm with Mike James
from Landlocked Brewery. Tickets £3 each with limited spaces so e-mail us at
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place. Any remaining spaces can be booked
at the Membership desk once the festival opens.
We look forward to welcoming visitors old and new.
If you would like to get involved in planning the 2016 event we welcome you to join us
at our next meeting. See the diary page for more information.
The 2015 event was covered by Belper News. Here's a link to their article
The 2014 event was an overwhelming success and Belper News also covered it.
Here's a link to their article http://www.belpernews.co.uk/news/local/beer-lovers-pour-
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