Beer and cider lovers enjoy a tipple or two

Amber Valley CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2015.       'Martin Aedy, Colin Mitchell, Nigel Spencer and Richard Mackney down a selection of beers and ciders at the festival.
Amber Valley CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2015. 'Martin Aedy, Colin Mitchell, Nigel Spencer and Richard Mackney down a selection of beers and ciders at the festival.

People who enjoy a pint had more than 80 ales to choose from at a festival held at the weekend.

The sixth Amber Valley CAMRA beer and cider festival was held at the Strutts centre on Gibfield Lane.

Amber Valley CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2015. 'Kevin Hultum enjoys a Grafton Apricot Jungle.

Amber Valley CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2015. 'Kevin Hultum enjoys a Grafton Apricot Jungle.

Beers, ciders, perries and wines were served from a large marquee . They included a wheat beer infused with lime and coriander .

Phil Marshall , chairman of the beer festival, said: “On the whole it was very good but the rugby on Saturday affected the numbers. The number of people who came on the Friday was up 20 per cent on last year but part of that may have been people who usually come on the Saturday.

“We had very positive feedback on the beer selection and quality. The chocolate and amaretto beer from the Blue Monkey Brewery was the first to go, and the Ruby Suzie cider from Woodthorpe Hall.

“It’s ironic that we had ales from all over the country but the local ones were the first to go.”

The festival attracted people from all parts of the country, with some travelling from Essex,

There was also a higher umber of young people enjoying the beers and ciders.

A number of festivals are set to take place in the coming weeks, including ones in Chesterfield and Matlock.

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