Social Secretary Report – February 2016

Beer Survey Trip


16 members joined the first survey trip of the year on Saturday 13th February 2016.


After picking up in Alfreton, Swanwick, Ripley and Denby, we met the rest of the group in The Grapes in Belper then travelled to The Fisherman’s Rest at Broadholme, back to The Rifleman’s Arms, George & Dragon and The Tavern in Belper, finishing at the King William in Milford.


The following beers were noted:-

The Grapes – Marston’s Pedigree & Jedediah’s Brew, Oakham Citra, Thwaites Wainwright, Banks Sunbeam (no real cider)

Fisherman’s Rest – Marston’s Pedigree, Sharp’s Atlantic & Doom Bar, Whim Hartington IPA (no real cider)

Rifleman’s Arms – Marstons Pedigree & Rifleman’s Gold (no real cider)

George & Dragon – Tower East Mill Bitter, Greene King Abbot, Draught Bass, Rudgate Vanilla Mild, Abbeydale Black Mass & Moonshine (Black Dragon Cider)

The Tavern – Marston’s Pedigree, Abbeydale Snowdrift, Blue Monkey Year of the Monkey, Cosmic Black Hole.

King William – Greene King Abbot, Marston’s Draught Bass, Titanic Plum Porter, Oakham Citra, Sharp’s Doom Bar, Timothy Taylor Landlord (no real cider)


The next free minibus survey trip will be held on Saturday 12th March. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Anne Kennedy led an Amber Ramble on Sunday 21st February from Denby to Swanwick and back to Ripley & Waingroves calling at pubs along the way.


The Burton Beer & Cider Festival will be held at the Town Hall, Burton on Trent from Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th March.  Some members will be going for the daytime session on Friday 18th March and anyone is welcome to join us – its free entry with your CAMRA card. We intend to get there for when the festival opens at 11am and it is easy to get to by train or bus.  If you are travelling by bus, the X38 Express runs from the C1 Stop on Victoria Street, Derby (old Debenhams store) but you can only use Mango cards on those run by Trent Barton, not Arriva.  The 10am and 11am buses are Trent Barton but not the 10.20 or 10.40.


If any members would like to organise any other social events for the branch during the year please contact me and I will be pleased to help you to advertise the event and include it in the branch calendar.


Jane Wallis

Social Secretary – Amber Valley CAMRA


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