Social Secretary Report – May 2015

Beer Survey Trips

15 members went on the survey trip on Saturday 16th May.  We visited the Old King’s Head and Arkwright’s Bar in Belper, the Bear Inn at Alderwasley, the Bull’s Head at Belper Lane End and the Holly Bush at Makeney.  We were fortunate to visit the Bear Inn on the first weekend they were selling the first beer to be brewed at their own brewery – an IPA called Innvader.

The following beers were noted –

Old King’s Head – Marston’s Pedigree, Jennings Cumberland Ale, Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold

Arkwright’s Bar – Marston’s Pedigree, Abbeydale Demon Drink, Leadmill Curly Blonde, Bottle Brook Columbus and Rapture, Cumberland Corby Blonde, Burton Bridge Bramble Stout + 3 ciders/perries

Bear Inn – Innvader IPA, Marston’s Bass, Thornbridge Jaipur + 3 ciders/perries

Bull’s Head – Shottle BOB, Dilks, SPA, Gold, Black Peggy Oatmeal Stout, Hen’s Foot + 1 perry

Holly Bush – Greene King Abbot Ale, Marston’s Pedigree, Wychwood Fiddler’s Elbow, Westgate Cascadian, Thornbridge Ruin, St Peters Pale Ale, Timothy Taylor Landlord + ciders including Skorpian Black Cider!

 

The next survey trip will be on Saturday 13th June and there are currently seats available.

 

Presentation Night – on Thursday 21st May a group of us visited the Old Oak, Horsley Woodhouse, the Black Bull’s Head, Openwoodgate and the Holly Bush, Makeney to present them with their Pub of the Year certificates for 3rd, 2nd and 1st place in the competition.

 

Sheffield Trip – on Saturday 24th May, nine members visited Sheffield where we were met by Andy Cullen, Sheffield Branch Chairman, who led us around some of the city’s best real ale pubs and also to the outdoor Food and Drink Festival where there was a real ale bar featuring local breweries.

 

Jane Wallis

Social Secretary – Amber Valley CAMRA

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