The 14th Derby Winter Ale Festival will take place from the 21st to the 24th February 2018 at the Roundhouse in Derby.
The festival will showcase a selection of the best real ales from Derby's very own micro-breweries and from around the UK and also serve cider and perries, meads and a variety of continental beers, while a range of fantastic live bands will provide the entertainment.
Opening Times and Admission Prices
Wed 21st - 17:00 to 23:00 £3.00
Thur 22nd - 12:00 to 23:00 £2.00 to 17:30, £5.00 after 17:30
Fri 23rd - 12:00 to 23:00 £3.00 to 17:30, £6.00 after 17:30
Sat 24th - 11:00 to 23:00 £3.00 to 17:30, £6.00 after 17:30
Card carrying CAMRA members are free at all times. The festival allows access to under 18 year olds during the day, but please, they must vacate before 19:00 (7pm). OAPs are free at lunch times. Under 26s are half-price to all sessions. Further information can be found by downloading the poster (1Mb). Just click the link below.
The Roundhouse venue is part of the Derby College complex situated on the Eastern side of Derby Railway Station. If arriving by train use the Pride Park exit from the over-bridge. Click here to open Google Maps Roundhouse.
A free shuttle bus will operate from Derwent Street on the hour and half hour (at the side of Derby Council House) every 30 minutes from the following times:
Thurs 22 & Fri 23 Feb 12 midday
Sat 24 Feb 11am
A second pick up point shortly after at The Morledge (in front of Derby Court).
Return trips from Derby Roundhouse to the city centre at 00:15 and 00:45 after the above times.
Arriva also operate Route 4/4A between the bus station the back of the Roundhouse. Alight at the Roundhouse Way stop. There is a short cut opposite the stop which takes you to the front of the Roundhouse.
We hope to have the usual array of snacks and food to complement the tipples you are tasting.
Beer, Cider, Perry and Mead
We have a dedicated App with loads of information about the beers, ciders, perries and World Beer. There are two versions available. Click on the appropriate link below to download it onto you phone.
We expect to have a final list of over 360 different beer with be a strong emphasis on Derbyshire beers.
Brewery Bars; Four breweries will be featured at the festival. Peak Ales and Brunswick will have dedicated bars in the main Roundhouse. Shiny will be featured in the Carriage Room and Dancing Duck will have their own bar in the Music Marquee.
Cider and Perry
The cider and perry bars will be featuring real cider and perry.
We will have a range of meads from Derbyshire's own Mercian Mead plus some others. All will be available by the glass or bottle.
Once again there will be a dedicated bar showcasing bottled beers from around the world to tempt your taste buds. We will also have a keykeg bar featuring artisan breweries, hopefully from the USA, Italy and Belgium.
Entertainment will be provided in a separate marquee, which will have it's own Dancing Duck brewery bar. Click on the band name to see more information from their webpages/facebook.
Wednesday - Local band showcase; featuring up to 3 bands on the night.
Thursday - Damage Report; Derby based band covering indie, punk, mod and rock classics.
Saturday - Muse Inc; A Muse tribute.