Social Secretary Report – November 2014

Beer Survey Trips

16 members went on the survey trip on Saturday 15th November and visited the Cross Keys, Black Swan and Nags Head, Belper, the Dead Poets, Holbrook and the Sitwell Arms and Old Oak at Horsley Woodhouse.

The following beers/ciders were noted –

Cross Keys – Batemans XB, Colonel’s Whiskers & Golden Keys, Pennine Brewery Real Blonde, Draught Bass + 2 real ciders

Black Swan – Salamander Crimson Cloud

Nags Head – Wychwood Hobgoblin, Marstons Pedigree, Banks Sunbeam

Dead Poets – Marstons New World, Pedigree, Draught Bass, Oakham Citra, Titanic Plum Porter, Everards Tiger, Welbeck Abbey Cavendish, Dukeries Lady Matilda, Greene King Abbot Ale + 1 real cider

Old Oak – Salamander Walking Dead & Minded Mayhem, Cottage Autumn Gold, Bumpmill Monster Mash, Leadmill Fluffer, Wild Rover, Born in the USA, Suzie Q, Come on Wednesday, Transatlantic Jewel, Frothblowers Piffle Snooker + 2 real ciders/perries


Thanks to everyone who has been on the survey trips this year.  They have been very well attended with a different mix of people every month and several members have joined us for the first time. By the end of the year we will have visited and input scores for 60 Amber Valley pubs and covered others by holding Branch and Beer Festival meetings at them.  Barratts Coaches have been very reliable all year and Derek Sellors is always very friendly and amenable to our pick up and drop off requests.  I have really enjoyed everyone’s company and I know a lot of new friendships have been made during the year.  I look forward to seeing you in the New Year. 


Jane Wallis, Social Secretary – Amber Valley CAMRA

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