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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 return. Festival Catering 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 avbeerorders@gmail.com 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 http://www.belpernews.co.uk/news/local/beer-and-cider-lovers-enjoy-a-tipple-or-two-1- 7484368 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- in-to-toast-camra-festival-1-6868599  
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