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Wednesday 23 January 2013

The 2013 CAMRA Derby Winter Beer Festival : Weds 20th Feb to Sat 23rd Feb February.

The 12th Derby Winterfest 2013 is coming soon.
Here is my complete guide to this Winter beer festival in Derby.

The 2013 CAMRA Derby Winter Beer Festival starts on Wednesday 20th February and runs until Saturday 23rd February. Here are all the details about this years winter beer festival.
This will take place the Derby Roundhouse on Pride Park, Derby.

Here is a short video I made of last years Derby Winter Beer Festival :

If you have never been to a beer festival before then you are missing an experience, there are not just beers on sale there are ciders and Perries.  You can get some hot or cold food too. T-shirts and glasses are available to buy and great live music to watch each day.

Its best to arrive by the free bus service from near The Quad.

There will be real ale on sale in the Carriage Room as well as the Main Hall of the Round House itself. This year there is a separate marquee for the live entertainment (last year you may remember it took place in the Carriage Room)

Dates and opening times:
Wednesday 20th February 4pm to 11pm
Thursday 21st February 11am to 11pm
Friday 22nd February 11am to 11pm
Saturday 23rd February 11am to 11pm

Entrance charges:
FREE to CAMRA Members at all times apart from after 5pm Fri/Sat when it will be £3.
Non-members will be charged as follows :

Wednesday 4pm - 11pm - £3
Thursday 11am - 5pm - £2, 5pm - 11pm - £5
Friday 11am - 5pm - £3, 5pm - 11pm - £6
Saturday 11am - 5pm - £3, 5pm - 11pm - £6

Travelling to the Derby Winter Beer Festival:
Where do I catch the free Beer festival shuttle bus?

In Derby this free shuttle bus "701" picks up at the times stated above from next to the Quad. It only takes 10 minutes to get to the Roundhouse.
The FREE Shuttle Bus between Derby Town Centre and the beer festival provided by Trent Barton (Yes its FREE there and back honest !) and travels as below :
I have created a very detail map for this free bus showing locations etc. - Free Derby Beer Festival Shuttle Bus Map.

This free bus shuttle will run at these times :

Wednesday 20th, Leaves Derby City Centre at these times :
Leaves the Roundhouse at these times :
ast bus is 22:50

Thursday 21st, Leaves Derby City Centre at these times :
Leaves the Roundhouse at these times :last bus is 22:50

Friday 22nd, Leaves Derby City Centre at these times :
Leaves the Roundhouse at these times :
last bus is 22:50

Saturday 23rd, Leaves Derby City Centre at these times :
Leaves the Roundhouse at these times :
last bus is 22:50

Live entertainment at the 2013 Derby Beer Festival :
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)


The Roundhouse
Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JE

For those non-drinkers giving people a lift in your car, the SATNAV postcode for Derby Roundhouse is DE24 8JE
Its also a perfect location to get to by train as Derby railway station is less that 30 seconds walk away from this venue !
See when the next train to Derby station is here - Thetrainline.com

Google Streetview of Derby Roundhouse. (note this was captured by Google before the Derby College restoration was completed!)

Smartphone mapping pin for smartphone owners:
If you are a new visitor to Derby's winter beer festival then you will find my smartphone navigation pin of use. Simply view this blog on your smartphone and follow my instruction below.

Derby Winter Beer Festival drop pin <---- Tap this link on you smartphone.

When you tap the link above, it will launch your mapping application and place a "push pin" onto the map with the exact location of Derby Roundhouse beer festival. You can then use this marker to get walking directions.

For example on an iPhone you tap the "Directions" button at the bottom and this will pre-fill in the start location with your current location and the end location with the Roundhouse.

So all you need to do is just tap the "Route" button at the bottom then tap the walking icon and it will show you walking route. If you tap the bottom left icon 3 times then this will turn on follow mode, Centre mode and direction mode. What this means is that a blue flashing dot which represents you will stay in the centre of the screen and orientated in the direction that you travel in.

If you tap the middle button at the top, this will even show you which bus number and when the next bus to the Roundhouse is from your nearest location.
My push pins are far more accurate than any other map as its not based on the postcode which most maps are. My map is based on local knowledge of the location.

Here is the flyer (click to enlarge)  :
The 2013 Derby Winter Beer Festival Flyer.

Beer and Cider Lists:
The Complete Beer and Cider lists are here : (These are in .PDF format.)

2013 Beer list.

2013 Cider and Perry list

2013 Continental List.

Andy Savage

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