20th-23rd February – 12th Derby CAMRA Winter Beer & Cider Festival 2013 Preview

Address: The Roundhouse, Derby College, Pride Park, Derby, DE42 8JE (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Wed 20th February: 4pm-11pm (£3)
Thu 21st February: 11am-5pm (£2) & 5pm-11pm (£5)
Fri 22nd February: 11am-5pm (£3) & 5pm-11pm (£6)
Sat 23rd February: 11am-5pm (£3) & 5pm-11pm (£6)

Concessions: OAP’s free at lunchtimes. Card carrying CAMRA Members free except after 5pm on Friday and Saturday nights when they will be charged half price. For people aged 25 and under who pay full price admission and can show proof of age with photo ID they will be given a slip to take to the CAMRA Membership stall. You can claim a token for half a pint from a selection of Breweries (1 if you entered the Festival before 5pm and 2 if you entered after 5pm). You can use your token to choose a beer or cider from Black Iris Brewery, Dancing Duck Brewery, Derventio Brewery, Falstaff Brewery or Three Cats Cider.

Tickets: Available on the door.

Ciders/Perries: The following ciders/perries will be available:

Main Hall Ciders

Biddenden Kentish Strong Ashford, Kent 8.0% Med Sweet
A clear, very pale cider, deceptively easy to drink despite its strength.

Burrow Hill Kingsbury, Somerset 6.0% Med Dry
A mid-brown, fruity cider. Burrow Hill are well known for their cider brandy.

Crones User Friendly Kenninghall, Norfolk 6.2% Medium
A clear, organic cider from a well established Eastern Counties cider maker.

Crossmans Hewish, Somerset 6.0% Med Sweet
A classic Somerset cider maker whose farm shop is well worth a visit.

Farmers Fear Rothley, Leicestershire 6.0% Medium
A pale, fruity cider with a slight sparkle. New to the festival.

Green Valley Rum Tiddly Tum Clyst St. George, Devon 7.0% Medium
A deep brown cider with lots of depth. A hint rather than an excess of rum.

Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon Pontypridd, Glamorgan 7.2% Medium
A mid-brown full-flavoured cider from Wales’s largest cider maker.

Hecks Port Wine of Glastonbury Street, Somerset 6.5% Med Sweet
A single apple variety cider from a classic Somerset cider maker. Pinkish in colour.

Hewitts Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire 7.0% Medium
A traditional Herefordshire cider using local fruit. New to the festival.

Hunt & Son Paignton, Devon 6.0% Med Sweet
A fruity, easy-drinking cider with a slight haze.

Mad Hatters Stockport, Greater Manchester 8.2% Medium
A recent addition to the cider scene from an area not renowned for cider making.

Naish West Pennard, Somerset 6.0% Dry
Somerset farm cider as it was 50 years ago, untouched by progress.

Parsons Choice West Lyng, Somerset 6.0% Medium
A traditional Somerset farm cider, made entirely from their own fruit.

Perry Brothers Dowlish Wake, Somerset 6.0% Med Sweet
A clear, readily quaffable cider from a large producer in South Somerset

Rich Watchfield, Somerset 6.0% Sweet
A clear, easy drinking cider from one of Somerset’s major producers.

Swallowfields Hope Mansell, Herefordshire 6.5% Med Sweet
A pale, fruity cider from a fast-growing Herefordshire cider maker.

Thatchers Heritage Sandford, Somerset 4.9% Medium
Hazy and slightly sparkling, excellent for those preferring something a little weaker.

Three Cats Morley, Derbyshire 6.7% Sweet
Pale, sweet and with a slight sparkle, made with culinary apples.

Trickys Churchinford, Somerset 6.0% Medium
A mid-brown cider from the Somerset / Devon border.

Troggi Earlswood, Monmouthshire 6.0% Medium
A small, craft cider / perry maker using fruit from Monmouthshire orchards.

Winkleigh Sams Winkleigh, Devon 6.0% Med Sweet
A clear, easy drinking cider from one of Devon’s major producers.

Carriage Room Ciders

Carey Organic Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire 7.0% Med Dry
A clean tasting, crisp, organic cider from a rapidly expanding cider maker.

Double Vision Maidstone, Kent 7.4% Med Sweet
A clear, mellow Eastern Counties style cider. Dangerously quaffable.

Gwatkins Yarlington Mill Abbey Dore, Herefordshire 7.5% Med Sweet
A single apple variety, dark brown in colour and bursting with flavour.

Jollydale Stamford, Lincolnshire 6.5% Medium
A fast-growing East Midlands cider maker, but using fruit from Herefordshire.

Ross Cider & Perry Co. Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire 6.5% Med Dry
A well-balanced blend of cider varieties grown at Broome Farm.

Sheppys Bradford-on-Tone, Somerset 6.0% Sweet
A pale, fruity, cider from a large Somerset producer with extensive orchards.

Springfield Red Dragon Llangovan, Gwent 7.0% Medium
A full- flavoured red-brown cider with a lingering aftertaste.

Main Hall Perries

Broadoak Clutton, Somerset 7.5% Sweet
A smooth, sweet and highly quaffable and ever-popular perry.

Butford Organics Bodenham, Herefordshire 6.0% Medium
A traditional Herefordshire perry, deep gold in colour and full flavoured.

Double Vision Impaired Vision Maidstone, Kent 7.4% Med Sweet
A very pale, easy drinking and deceptively strong perry.

Gwynt y Ddraig Two Trees Pontypridd, Glamorgan 5.0% Medium
A light, pale perry with considerable depth of flavour for its strength.

Ross Cider Co. Peterstow, Herefordshire 6.0% Med Dry
A full-flavoured, well balanced perry from one of Herefordshire’s leading producers.

Westons Much Marcle, Herefordshire 4.5% Med Sweet
A clear, refreshing perry from the largest perry maker in the country.

Woodthorpe Hall Holy Perdre Woodthorpe, Derbyshire 7.0% Medium
Apples and pears fermented together from a small North Derbyshire cider maker.

Carriage Room Perries

Brook Farm Wigmore, Herefordshire 6.5% Med Dry
A full flavoured perry from a small, craft cider maker.

Newton Court Leominster, Herefordshire 6.0% Sweet
A slightly hazy, flavoursome perry. Made from locally grown organic fruit.

Troggi Earlswood, Monmouthshire 6.0% Medium
A small, craft cider / perry maker. Also specializes in grafting fruit trees.

Food: The Roundhouse catering team will provide freshly cooked food with hot and cold options. Their sausages and pies are from local producer Owen Taylor. Additionally Mr Morgan’s Cheese stall, Pipers Crisps and Merry Berry Chocolate will be there to satisfy you.

Entertainment: Evening Entertainment begins about 8pm each night. The following entertainment will be available

Wednesday 20th Feb: Acoustic Open Mic
Thursday 21st Feb: The Modest (Mod classics and Northern Soul)
Friday 22nd Feb: Hypermused (Muse tribute) with support from Verbal Warning (Old Skool Punk)
Saturday 23rd Feb: Killerz (Killers tribute)


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