Social Secretary Report – Autumn 2019

September – November Survey Trips For the September trip we started at the Devonshire in Belper, where we found a varied selection of 5 beers, 3 regulars and a couple of guests, the regulars sourced both locally from Dancing Duck and nationally from St Austell and Sharps. From there we moved on to the Canal Inn at Bullbridge, just one beer here, which changes regularly. […]

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AMBER VALLEY PUB OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

For anyone who doesn’t know, this is how we run our annual Pub of the Year Competition. Every Amber Valley CAMRA member (over 900) is invited to nominate 2 to 5 pubs from a list of over a hundred pubs in the area that they feel are worthy candidates to go forward to the Pub of the Year competition. The nominations are sent to the […]

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A Chesterfield Beer Adventure

Sixteen members joined the trip to Chesterfield and the Brampton Mile, meeting at the Pig and Pump where we found a good selection of beers and a sausage and cider festival underway

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Social Secretary Report – Summer 2019

JUNE/JULY/AUGUST  For the June survey we arranged to meet up at the Victoria Inn, Alfreton, where we found a couple of Real Ales, both in fairly good condition. We then headed to the White Hart at Moorwood Moor

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Social Secretary Report – Spring 2019

MARCH / APRIL / MAY The monthly Survey Trips resumed on March 22nd after the Winter break with a trip to the Milford/Makeney/Holbrook area, finishing at the Beer Festival at Arkwright’s Real ale Bar in Belper.  Our first port of call was the King William in Milford, where we found a varied range of Beers in excellent form, after which we made the short journey […]

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Anatomy of a Beer Festival Part 19 – The Good, The Bad and The Beer List

What a week.  I’d forgotten just how crazy it can get because I only experience it once a year, fortunately.   This week’s main tasks were to finish the beer order, the beer list and tasting notes and make the final edits to the programme.  It sounds relatively straightforward in theory but not quite so in practice.   Monday started with a local brewery returning […]

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Social Secretary Report – June 2018

Social Secretary Report – June 2018

Nine members joined the minibus survey trip on Friday 8th June and visited the George and Dragon in Belper, the Canal Inn at Bullbridge, Hurt Arms at Ambergate, Fisherman’s Rest at Broadholme, King William at Milford and Holly Bush at Makeney. The following beers were noted – George & Dragon – Abbeydale Moonshine, Marstons Draught Bass, Greene King Abbot, Old Sawley 4 Fools Mosaic, Dukeries […]

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Social Secretary Report – April/May 2018

Social Secretary Report – April/May 2018

8 members visited the Wagon and Horses, Victoria and Handlebar in Alfreton, the Red Lion and Greenhill Tavern in Riddings and the Gate Inn at Swanwick.  Notable beers were Sharp’s Juniper Rising at the Victoria, Abbeydale Moonshine and Deception at the Red Lion and a Landlocked Treacle Stour and Burton Heritage Masterpiece IPA at the Handlebar. On Friday 11th May 10 members joined the trip […]

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Social Secretary Report – March 2018

Social Secretary Report – March 2018

13 members visited Angels and the Nag’s Head in Belper, the Black Boy at Heage, Spanker Inn at Nether Heage then the Queens Head and Thorn Tree on Chesterfield Road, Belper. The following beers were noted – Angels – Titanic Plum Porter and Cappuccino Stout, Oakham Citra, Thornbridge Jaipur and Otter’s Tears, Falstaff Arkwright and Arthur Fry, Slater’s Hakar, Silver Street Ruby, Bowland Skydancer Nag’s […]

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Social Secretary Report – February 2018

Social Secretary Report – February 2018

14 members joined the first beer survey trip of the year.  We met in the Miner’s Arms, Alfreton then went on to the King Alfred and What’s your Poison on opposite sides of High Street, splitting into two groups in case the micro pub was too small to accommodate the whole party at once.  We then travelled to Riddings to visit the Seven Stars and […]

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