Social Secretary Report – March 2015

Beer Survey Trips

16 members went on the survey trip on Saturday 14th March, again including two first-timers, and visited The Grapes at Belper, Black Boy and Eagle Tavern at Heage, The Spanker Inn at Nether Heage, Canal Inn at Bullbridge and George Inn at Lower Hartshay.  We were very impressed by the range and quality of beers at The Spanker and very pleased to see The Canal back on form after a recent change in ownership, with good beer, plenty of customers and a welcoming atmosphere.   Phil & Lynn at The George generously let us share their hot buffet which was very welcome at the end of the night.  We were very pleased to have Derek Sellors back as our driver as he has been unable to drive due to ill health for the past few months.

The following beers were noted –


The Grapes – Abbeydale Deception, Marston’s Pedigree & Jedediah’s Brew, Ringwood Boondoggle, Banks Sunbeam

Black Boy – Marston’s Pedigree and Black Boy Bitter, Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold, Springhead Robin Hood + 4 real ciders

Eagle Tavern – Marston’s Pedigree, Wychwood Hobgoblin, Sharps Doom Bar + 1 real cider

Spanker Inn – Fullers London Pride, St Austell Tribute, Oakham Citra, Thwaites Lancaster Bomber

Canal Inn – Dancing Duck Abduction, Marston’s Draught Bass

George Inn – Ruddles County, Marston’s Draught Bass


The next survey trip will be on Saturday 11th April and there are currently two places available.


Burton on Trent CAMRA Beer Festival – 26th- 28th March – several members will be attending the Saturday afternoon session and details have been posted on the Social & Surveys page  If you want to meet up with us on the day please contact me – 0779 6204519.


Amber Rambles

Anne Kennedy has organised a walk for Saturday 28th March – details have been posted on the Amber Rambles page.  Jock & Donna have volunteered to plan a walk for Sunday 19th April – details to follow.


National CAMRA Members’ Weekend & AGM – 17th- 19th April at The Albert Hall, Nottingham.  Several members have pre-booked to attend the AGM and will be meeting in the members’ bar early afternoon on Friday and Saturday.  Please contact me on the day if you would like to meet up with us – 0779 6204519.

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