Derby brings some cheer with its 2017 Winter Beer Festival

The Derby CAMRA Winter Beer Festival is set to take place at the city’s historic Derby Roundhouse from February 15-18.


The Festival itself will showcase a selection of the very best real ales from around the UK, including several that are brewed in Derby’s very own micro-breweries. Cider, perry and a range of continental beers will also be on offer, against a backdrop of live bands and a city that boasts a “perfect Pub Crawl” around some 120-plus real ale pubs.


Based within the world’s oldest railway roundhouse – now one of most historically significant buildings in The Midlands following a £48 million renovation – the Winter Beer Festival is regarded as a flagship event, where visitors can “raise a glass” in honour of a the city which has been dubbed a Beer Capital of Britain.


Admission prices to the Festival vary, depending on days and session times, and range from £3 to £6.


The Winter Beer Festival is a perfect ‘fit’ for Derby. While British pubs are currently said to be closing at the rate of around 27 per week, Derby appears to be at the forefront of a real ale revival – and can boast the largest number of real ales per head of population, several micro-breweries, two annual Beer Festivals, Britain’s first and only Beer King, and an accolade from Lonely Planet magazine, describing the city as the “best place to drink real ale in the world”.


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