10th-14th July – 36th Derby City Charter CAMRA Summer Beer & Cider Festival 2013 (Derby, Derbyshire) Preview

Address: Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 3AH (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Wed 10th July: 6:30pm-11pm (£3)
Thu 11th July: 11am-5:30pm* (£1) & 5:30pm-11pm (£5)
Fri 12th July: 11:30am-5:30pm* (£2) & 5:30pm-11pm (£6)
Sat 13th July: 11.30am-5:30pm* (£3) & 5:30pm-11pm (£6)
Sun 14th July: 12pm-2pm (Free)

Concessions: Free Admission to CAMRA Members carrying a valid membership card. Under 26s: Half price admission to all sessions on proof of age. Over 60s:Free admission to all Lunch sessions on proof of age.

Tickets: Advanced tickets are now available for the evening sessions from the Derby Live website. As a special offer, anyone buying Thursday, Friday and Saturday will get a free ticket for the Wednesday evening. Note CAMRA members get free entry to all sessions on production of a valid membership card.

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

MARQUEE – CIDERS

Ashover
Derbyshire
Medium 6.0%
A newcomer to the cider scene from the Old Poets’ Corner

Biddenden Bushels
Ashford, Kent
Med Sweet6.0%
A clear, very pale cider, made from local culinary fruit

Carey Organic
Herefordshire
Med Dry 7.0%
Clean tasting, crisp, organic cider from a rapidly expanding cider maker.

Charnwood
Leicestershire
Med Dry 6.0%
A full-flavoured cider from a very small, near local, producer

Double Vision
Maidstone, Kent
Med Sweet 7.4%
A clear, mellow Eastern Counties cider

Dunkertons
Pembridge, Herefordshire
Med Sweet7.0%
Slightly hazy, straw-coloured and packed with flavour

Greenwood
Norfolk
Medium6.0%
A small producer of Eastern Counties style cider. New to this festival

Gwatkin’s Stoke Red
Herefordshire
Sweet 7.5%
Single apple variety from one of the characters of cider making

Gwynt y Ddraig Celtic Warrior
Glamorgan
Med Sweet 5.5%
New from Gwynt y Ddraig, slightly sweeter and very drinkable

Hecks Port Wine of Glastonbury
Somerset
Med Sweet6.5%
A single apple variety cider, pinkish and delicate

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

Pickled Pig Porker’s Snout
Cambridgeshire
Medium6.5%
Cider made from local fruit with a fast-growing reputation

Rich’s
Somerset
Sweet 6.0%
A smooth easy-drinking cider from a long established cider maker

Ross
Herefordshire
Medium 6.5%
Award- winning cider from a winner of CAMRA’s Pomona Award

Sheppy’s
Bradford-on-Tone, Somerset
Med Sweet6.0%
Pale, fruity, easy-drinking cider from producer on Devon Border.

Springfield Red Dragon
Monmouth
Medium 7.1%
Mid-brown cider with a bit of bite and a lingering after taste

Swallowfields
Herefordshire
Medium5.6.%
Pale and fruity from a fast-growing cider maker using local fruit.

Thatchers Cheddar Valley
Somerset
Med Sweet 6.0%
Light and quaffable, from one of the biggest cider makers in the UK

Three Cats
Morley, Derbyshire
Sweet 6.7%
Pale, sweet and with a slight sparkle, made with 100% local apples

Whin Hill Dabinett
Wells next the Sea, Norfolk
Med Dry 7.0%
A single variety cider from an outpost of cider making

Wilkins
Somerset
Medium 6.0%
Traditional Somerset cider from one of the characters of the cider world

Winkleigh Autumn Scrumpy
Devon
Med Sweet 7.5%
Slightly hazy, easy drinking cider from one of Devon’s major producers

Woody’s
Burton-upon-Trent
Medium 6.0%
Small-scale cider using a mixture of cookers and eaters, sourced locally

DARWIN – CIDERS

Bottle Kicking
Hallaton, Leics
Med Sweet 7.0%
A fairly new and rapidly expanding cider maker using local fruit

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

Hecks Bramley & Honey
Somerset
Medium6.5%
An unusual but well-balanced cider made from cooking apples

Parson’s Choice
Somerset
Sweet6.0%
A traditional Somerset farm cider made entirely from their own fruit.

Spencer & Haspel
Ockbrook, Derbyshire
Dry 8.4%
New cider producer using all local fruit, fresh tasting with quite a bite

Westcroft Janet’s Jungle Juice
Somerset
Medium 6.0%
A classic and highly popular Somerset farm cider

MARQUEE – PERRIES

Broadoak
Clutton Hill, Somerset
Sweet 7.5%
A smooth, sweet and highly quaffable perry

Double Vision Impaired Vision
Kent
Med Sweet 7.4%
Very pale, easy drinking and deceptively strong

Dunkertons
Pembridge, Herefordshire
Med Sweet6.0%
From a classic perry maker with extensive orchards

Gwynt y Ddraig Two Trees
Glamorgan
Medium5.5%
Light, pale perry with considerable depth of flavour for its strength

Hecks Blakeney Red
Somerset
Medium6.5%
A single pear variety from one of the few perry makers in Somerset

Newton Court
Herefordshire
Sweet6.0%
Slightly hazy, flavoursome perry, made from locally grown organic fruit

Pickled Pig
Cambridgeshire
Medium6.5%
A flavoursome perry with a long aftertaste. Made from local fruit

Rathays
Herefordshire
Medium7.0%
Delicate, slightly hazy, perry from small producer with own orchards

Ross Cider & Perry Co
Herefordshire
Med Dry 6.0%
Traditionalcider / perry maker just outside Ross. Uses all his own fruit.

DARWIN SUITE – PERRIES

Butford Organics
Herefordshire
Med Dry6.5%
A rich, fruity perry. 2nd in the National Championships 2012

Swallowfields Painted Lady
Herefordshire
Med Sweet5.5%
Made from a single pear variety, fruity with a lingering finish

Whin Hill
Wells-Next-the Sea, Norfolk
Medium 6.0%
Made from perry pear varieties grown locally. New to the festival

Food: TBC

Entertainment: The following entertainment will be available

Wednesday: Liquid Brass liquidbrass.com/, Ripley Morris Men.

Thursday: Martin Atterbury (Theatre Organ), Radio Mary http://www.radiomary.co.uk/, The Herron Brothers http://www.facebook.com/HerronBrothers, Black Pig Border Morris http://www.blackpigborder.co.uk/home.htm.

Friday: Bill Bailey Jazz Band, Shamus O Blivion http://www.shamusoblivion.co.uk, The Herron Brothers, Reverb http://www.reverbband.com.

Saturday: 3 Eyed Fox (Acoustic Folk/Rock trio) http://www.3eyedfox.com, Rip It Up (Rock n Roll), Joint Honours http://www.jointhonours.com, The Legendary Steaming Isaacs http://www.facebook.com/thesteamingisaacs, Backline Blues http://www.myspace.com/backlineblues.

Sunday: Blues Town (Rock/Blues).

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