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38th Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival Beer list for Derby Market Place, DE1 3AH. Wednesday 8th - Sunday 12th July 2015

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<ul><li><p>DERBY MARKET PLACE 8th 12th July 2015 </p></li><li><p>CHAIRMANSWELCOME</p><p>Pleasebepatientwithourstaffduringbusytimes;theeventisorganisedandstaffedsolelybyvolunteers,withoutwhosedevotionandhardworkthefestivalwouldsimplynottakeplace.</p><p>Therehavebeenmanychangestothefestivaloverthelastcoupleofyears,whichhavebeenforceduponusforanumberofdiversereasons.Wearealwayslookingtoimproveyourexperienceofvisitingourfestival,soIwouldwelcomeanyfeedbackthatyoumaywishtoprovide.</p><p>Cheers!Russ GilbertFestivalChairman</p><p>Manythankstomyhardworkingcommittee:</p><p>FestivalMgrJamesHepworth FestivalAdministrationJaneWhitaker&amp;PeteMann</p><p>SecretaryMarkFletcher Health&amp;SafetyDaveClarkTreasurerPeteMann IT&amp;AppsRobWhitakerBeerKingLesBaynton LogisticsJohnRodenBeerordersMartinRoden MeadLexxiSmithCBoBGillianHough MembershipKonradMachejCellarMartynReek ProgrammePaulRichardsCiderChris&amp;SueRogers PublicityCarlaTwellsContinentalJackie&amp;MelvinPoyser SponsorshipMikeAinsleyEntertainmentTerryMorton VolunteersGillianHough</p><p>WelcomeindeedtoDerbyCAMRAs38thCityCharterSummerBeerFestival!Whetheryouareafirsttimeorregularvisitor,Ihopeyouenjoythefinearrayofbeerswehaveonoffer,theentertainmentistoyourlikingandthewholefestivalexperiencemakesyouwanttovisitusagain.</p><p>AcknowledgmentsTheFestivalCommitteewouldliketo</p><p>thankalloursponsors,suppliersandvolunteers</p><p>Specialthankstoour2015sponsors:Main EverardsLtdsponsors MarstonsplcOther BabingtonArms;BrunswickInn;sponsors DancingDuck;KRCSandPeakAles</p></li><li><p> HEALTHANDWELLBEING</p><p>FirstAidIntheunlikelyeventofvisitorsrequiringFirstAidduringthefestival,thiswillbefoundattheContinentalBeerStall.PleaseaskforJackieandMelvin,whowillbeabletoassistaccordingly.</p><p>ToiletsThetoiletslocatedintheDarwinSuiteareavailableforfestivalvisitorstouse.Pleasenote,however,thatthesearenotaccessibletodisabledvisitors,butdisabledtoiletsareavailableasshownonthesiteplanoverleaf.AllergenAdviceAllergenadviceforproductsservedatthisfestivalisavailableonrequest.Justaskamemberofourstaff,whowillbepleasedtoassist.Atbusytimes,pleaseenquireattheMembershipStandforallergenadvice,ratherthanatthebar.GlutenfreebeersareavailablefromtheContinentalBeerstandandaremarkedGFinthisprogrammeagainsttherelevantbeernames.VeganfriendlybeersareavailableandmarkedVinthisprogrammeagainsttherelevantbeernames.</p><p>Under18sAccompaniedpersonsunder18arewelcomeatthefestival,butneedtobeoffsiteby5pmasaresultoflicensingrestrictions.</p><p>FestivalGlassesOnceagain,weareofferingyouthechoiceofsouvenirfestivalglassestotakehome,orglassestohireforyoursessionforadepositthatwillbereturnedonexit.Whenleavingthefestival,pleaseensurethatifyouaretakingyoursouvenirfestivalglasseshomewithyou,theyaresafelyplacedinabagorotherwisehiddenfromview.PleasemakeuseofthefreebagsthatarebeingdistributedbymembersoftheDerbyMountainRescueTeamattheexittothefestival.Weareonceagainmostgratefultothemforvolunteeringtoprovidethisservice,andpleasefeelfreetodropadonationintotheDerbyMountainRescueTeamcollectionbuckets!</p></li><li><p>LINKSTOSMARTPHONEAPPSInformationonthisyearsfestivalisalsoavailabletoaccessviacompatibleAndroidandApplesmartphones.FreewifiaccessisavailabletofestivalvisitorsregisterviaSurftheCity.Pleasefollowtheselinksviayoursmartphonebrowser:</p><p>https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.RW.beerfest.derby</p><p>http://appstore.com/DerbyBeerFestivalOrscantheQRcodetogotothewebsite:</p></li><li><p>SITEPLANANDOPENINGTIMES</p></li><li><p>JOSEPHPAXTON(1803 1865)</p><p>Whatdobananas,thetallestgravityfedfountainintheworld,andtheCrystalPalacehaveincommon?TheywereallcreatedbyJosephPaxton,thenoted19thcenturygardenerofChatsworthHouse.The150thanniversaryofhisdeathiscommemoratedbythisyearsDerbyCityCharterBeerFestival.AlthoughPaxtonwasnotanativeofDerby,mostofhisworkandhiscleverinventionswerecarriedoutwhilehewasemployedbythe6thDukeofDevonshiretodevelopthegardensatChatsworth.Paxtonwasbornin1803toahumblefarmingfamilyinBedfordshireandstartedhisworkinglifeasagardenboyfortheimprobablynamedSirGregoryPageTurner.HefirstcametotheattentionoftheDukeofDevonshirewhileworkingatthenewHorticulturalSocietyGardensinChiswick.InneedofanewheadgardeneratChatsworth,theDukeofferedPaxtonthejob,althoughhewasonly23.Paxtonsoonsettledinmarryingthehousekeepersniece,SarahBrownandbecameheavilyinvolvedinmorethanjustthegarden.Hetookoverresponsibilityfortheforestry,theestateroadsandeventuallyhetookontheroleoftheDukesagentatChatsworth.Hewasaningeniousproblemsolveranddesigner.In1844,hecreatedtheworldshighestgravityfedfountain,TheEmperorFountainatChatsworth,standingtwiceastallasNelsonsColumnandstilloperationaltoday.Onobservingthestructureofagiantwaterlilyherealisedthattheradialsupportsunderneath</p><p>PhotocourtesyofWikipedia</p></li><li><p>JOSEPHPAXTON(1803 1865)gavetheleafthestrengthtogrowtoanenormoussize.Hetesteditsloadbearingqualitybysittinghisyoungdaughterontop.Thisgavehimtheideaofusingacastironradialstructuretosupporttheglassforanoversizedgreenhouse.ThegreatconservatoryatChatsworthwasthefirstcastironandglassbuildingofanimpressivesize.Withcontinuedexperimentation,PaxtonperfectedhisironandglassconstructionmethodinhisdesignfortheCrystalPalaceinLondonfortheGreatExhibitionof1851.WhilestillworkingfortheDuke,Paxtondevelopedaninterestinthemodernformoftransportofthetime,thetrain.HebecameoneofthedirectorsoftheMidlandRailwayinDerbyin1848.Asifthatwasnotenough,hepublishedandeditedseveralhorticulturalmagazines.Hedesignedcemeteriesforthenewlydevelopingurbancentresandplannedpublicparksforusebytheinhabitantsofgrowingtowns,includingtheacclaimedBirkenheadPublicPark.Somehow,healsomanagedtofindthetimetoserveasaLiberalMPforCoventryfrom1854untilhisdeathin1865.Andthebananas?Beinganotoriouslydifficultfruittopropagate,Paxtonworkedhardtodevelopafruitingvariety,MusaCavendishiiorthedwarfCavendishbanana,whichwashardyandsuitableforgrowinginnewlydevelopingplantationsaroundtheworld.Todaythe140millionbananaseatenintheUKandallthemillionsofotherbananasgrownworldwidearelikelytobedescendedfromPaxtonsoriginalplant.SosetasidesometimetoraiseaglasstoSirJosephPaxton,gardener,inventor,writer,publisher,businessmanandpolitician.Cheers!</p></li><li><p>ABOUTREALALEIfyourenotusedtorealale,youmightfindthechoiceatthebeerfestivalalittlebewildering.Youcouldbedrinkingsomethingthatsnotentirelytoyourtasteandbewonderingwhatthefussisallabout.Thatstheproblemwithchoice.Thereisahugerangeoftastesinrealales,farmorethaninwines,andyoumayfindonethatsnotforyou.Mostrealaledrinkershaveapreferenceforaparticularstyleofbeer.Stickwithit.Thebeerdescriptionsinthisprogrammewillgiveyouaclueastowhatyoumightlike.Thebarstaffmaybeabletoadviseonthebeersintheirsection.Rememberthatstrongestdoesnotmeanbestmanyrealaledrinkersprefertostartontheweakerbrews.Onceyouhavefoundsomethingthatyouaregettingonwith,lookforbeerswithsimilardescriptions;hopefullyyouwillsoonhituponyourpersonalcracker.Butwhatisrealale?Simplyitisbeerfromwhichairisnotexcludedbycarbondioxideorothergasses,andwhichcanmatureinthecask.Forthisreasonitsflavourcanbebroughttoahigherlevelbytheskillofthecellarperson.Unfortunately,itsflavourcanberuinedbylackofcare.Ifyougetabadpint,takeitback,mostgoodpubsandthisfestivalwonthesitatetoofferareplacement.Kegbeerispasteurisedandcannotmatureinthecellar,isnoticeablygassier,andisusuallyservedmuchcolder(oftentomasktheflavour,orlackofit).HowdoIknow?Unlessitisservedstraightfromthecask,lookforthesymbolofrealale,thehandpump.Ifthepersonbehindthebarisdoingnomorethanflippingoveralittletap,itsveryprobablynotrealale(electricpumpdispensemaybefoundinScotland,butisbecominguncommon).RealAleisgenerallyonlyavailableinpubs.Itswhatmakessomepubsreallyspecial.YoucanfindrealalepubswiththeotherfacilitiesandfeaturesyouwantusingtheCAMRAWhatPubwebsite(seethearticleelsewhereintheprogrammeforfurtherinformation).</p></li><li><p>CHOOSINGABEERANDBEERSTYLESThisyearwehavesourcedanotherfantasticrangeofales,withafocusonbeersfromScottishbreweries.Manyofthesebeersarenormallyverydifficult,ifnotimpossible,tofindintheDerbyarea.Youwillalsofindagoodrangeofbeersfromlocalbreweries,andsomeunusualbeersfromelsewhereintheUnitedKingdom.Withover150beerstochoosefromyoucouldgetconfused,butfindingabeeryoulikeispartofthefunofabeerfestival.Therangeincludesfruity,hoppy,floral,andtoffeenotes,sobrowsearound.Eachbeerhasanindividualcharactercomingfromthevarietyofhops,malt,andevenwaterused.Usethebeerlistdescriptionasaguideandifyourestillnotsureaboutabeer,justaskthebarstafftogiveyouataste.Ingeneralitisbesttoworkupfromweakerbeerstothestrongerbrews.Beerstrengthismeasuredasapercentageofthealcoholbyvolume(ABV).Aguidetothemostcommonlyfoundbeerstylesisgivenbelow;thelettersinbracketsshowthetypeofbeerintheprogramme.Pleasenotethatintheinterestsofresponsibledrinking,beerswithanABVofover6.5%willnotbeservedinpintmeasures.Bitter(B)orBestBitter(BB)ModernbittersareacommercialversionoftheexportpaleorIndiaPaleAles(seebelow).Theyrangefrom3.5to5.5%ABV.Thebitternessstemsfromtheirhighhoprate.Insomecasestheyarealsodryhopped(wherehopsareaddedtoacaskimmediatelypriortodelivery).Theyaregenerallycoppercolouredduetotheuseofpalemaltsbuttherehasbeenarecenttrendforlighterorgoldenbeers(q.v.),especiallyforthesummertrade.Thesetendtobelightintastewithafresh,cleanpalate.IndiaPaleAles(IPA)areclassicallystronger(circa5.5%ABV)andwellhopped(e.g.WorthingtonWhiteShield).GoldenAles(G)Thisnewstyleofpale,wellhoppedandthirstquenchingbeerdevelopedinthe1980sasindependentbrewersattemptedtowinyoungerdrinkersfromlagerbrands.Mostmicrosandregionalsnowmaketheirownversionsofthestyle.Goldenalesarepaleamber,gold,yelloworstrawcolouredandareservedcool.Strengthsrangefrom3.5to5.5%.Theyhaveabiscuitycharacterderivedfrompalemalts,withhopsgivingatartcitrusfruitandpepperfinish,oftenwithhintsofvanillaandcornflour.</p></li><li><p>CHOOSINGABEERANDBEERSTYLESMildAles(M)ItisamisconceptionthatMildalesmustbeweakanddark.Thisisntso.Thetermmildindicatesalowerhoprate,thealeisthereforelessbitter,thanBitter.Modernmildsthoughtendtobelowinalcohol(from3.5%ABVupwards),aresweeterthanbittersandportersandfarfromtasteless.Theyrangeincolourfrompalegold(e.g.TaylorsGoldenBest)toblack.Thecolourcomesfromtheuseofcrystal,brownorblackmalts;thelattergivingroastmaltandchocolatearomas.PortersandStouts(ST)Bothporterandstoutaredark,rich,bitterbeers.Bothusedarkmaltstoprovidethecolourbutthestrongesttasting(stoutest),hencethename,evolvedintoadistinctivestyleofitsown,smoother,creamierheadandlessbitter.Modernvariationshaveblurredthedifferences.Thecolourrangesfrommidbrowntojetblackandthegravityfrom4.5to7.0%ABV.Imperial(Russian)stoutsdevelopedforthatmarketarericher,fruiterandhaveahighergravity(8.0to10.0%ABV).StrongBeers(SB)Manystrongbeersareheavyandsweetish,andgettheiralcoholicstrengthfromtheuseofhigherlevelsofbrewingsugar.Usually6.0%ABVrangeandabove.WheatBeer(W)Brewedusingablendofwheatandbarleywithacloudyappearance.Theyarerefreshinglysharpandslightlyfruity.Seldombitter,wheatbeersareusuallyfragrantandpale.SpecialityBeers(SY)Typicallythesebeerscontainadjunctstothenormalbrewingingredientsofbarley,hops,waterandyeast.Fruits,herbsandspicesallfindtheirwayintosuchbeers.</p><p>UnderstandingtheRealAleListThepagesthatfollowlistanddescribetheRealAlesavailableatthisfestival.Thelistofalesthisyearistabulated,andinformationoneachbeerispresentedinthefollowingformat:Breweryname,geographicallocation YearthebrewerywasestablishedBeername ABV Beer</p><p>typeBeerdescription.</p></li><li><p>REALALELISTThislistwasasaccurateaspossibleatthetimeofgoingtopress.Informationisofferedingoodfaithandbeersmaybesubjecttochangewithoutnotice.</p><p>EverardsBar Everards,Leicestershire 1849Beacon 3.8 B AmberalebrewedwithBritishgrown</p><p>FugglesandChallengerhopswhichimpartdelicatehoppy,floralaromas.</p><p>Sunchaser 4.0 G Goldenalewithzestyfruitflavoursanddelicatesweetnesswithin.</p><p>Tiger 4.2 BB Balancedbeer,brewedwithMarisOtterandCrystalmalts,withroundedtoffeecharacter.</p><p>SlyFox 4.3 G Apalegoldenalewithagingerbite.BrewedwithHallertau,TettnangandSaazhops.Theresultisazesty,spicyalewithaninvitinghoneyaroma.</p><p>Original 5.0 SB Richtawny,coppercolourboastingnotesofcaramelandportwhichofferasmooth,fullbodiedtaste.</p><p>PeakAlesBar PeakAles,Derbyshire 2005SwiftNick 3.8 B TraditionalEnglishsessionbitter,with</p><p>afruitandhoparoma.Therearebalancedflavoursofmaltandhopsleadingtoadrybitterfinish.</p><p>SummerSovereign 4.0 G Lightrefreshingsummerblonde,withahoppycitrusaromapackedwithBritishSovereignhops.</p><p>BakewellBestBitter 4.2 BB Arobustambercolouredale.Dryandfirmlybitter,withsomeroastedmaltflavoursandplentyofgrassyhops.</p><p>Paxton 4.4 BB Fullbodiedrubyredbeerwithanearthyandbiscuitmaltflavours.BramlingCrossandChallengerhopscombinetogiveaspicyhoparomafollowedbyablackcurrantfinish.</p><p>ChatsworthGold 4.5 SY AgoldenbeermadewithhoneyfromtheChatsworthEstate.ThedelicatesweetnessisbalancedwithbitternessfromGoldingsandFuggleshops.</p></li><li><p>REALALELIST</p><p>DancingDuckBar DancingDuck,Derbyshire 2010AyUp 3.9 B Palesessionale.Subtlemaltand</p><p>floralnotesarematchedwithcitrushop,roundedoffwithaslightlydryfinish.</p><p>NiceWeather 4.1 B Coppercolouredfruitysummerale.Blackberry,strawberryandfloralrosenotesandmaltcharacter.</p><p>22 4.3 BB Balancedbestbitterwithgoodmaltyflavouranddarkfruitnotes,offsetbystronghopandaverycleanfinish.</p><p>DCUK 4.3 G Agreataromaandpowerfulupfronthoppybitternessgivewaytoanexplosionofcitrusandpineflavours.</p><p>DarkDrake 4.5 ST Malt,caramelandliquoriceflavourscombineinasmoothdrinkingvelvety,oatmealstoutwithafreshlyroastedcoffeeandtoffeefinish.</p><p>Waddleitbe? 4.5 BB Notastingnotesavailable.Abduction 5.5 BB Tropicalfruitflavoursinbalancewith</p><p>hoppybitterness,agoodmaltcharacterandaverycleanfinish.</p></li><li><p> REALALELISTMainBar8Sail,Lincolnshire 2010Endeavour 4.2 B BestofBritishhopsSingleHopbeer.VictorianPorter 5.0 ST TruePorterbrewedtotheVictorian</p><p>recipeusingPale,BrownandBlackMalts.HoppedwithFugglesandGoldings.</p><p>Acorn,WestYorkshire 2003Belma 5.0 G SinglehoppedwithBelmahopsfrom</p><p>theYakimaValley,WashingtonState,USA.</p><p>Adnams,Suffolk 1890Southwold 3.7 B Coppercolouredbeer,lateanddry</p><p>hoppedwithFuggles.BrewedwithEastAnglianPaleAlemaltbarley,sourcedlocallytothebrewery.</p><p>Mosaic 4.1 G Singlehopbeer.Broadside 4.7 BB BrewedwithPaleAleandChocolate</p><p>maltandFirstGoldhops.Darkrubyredbeerrichinfruitcakearomas,almondsandconservedfruit.</p><p>Alechemy,Lothians 2012Starlaw 3.5 G Ajuicy sessionaleburstingwithcitrus</p><p>andtropicalfruitcharacter.FiveSisters 4.3 SY Arich,darkamberbeerbrewedwith</p><p>aBritishmaltbaseandhoppedwithAmericanChinook.</p><p>10StoreyMaltBomb 4.5 BB AmoderntakeonaScottish80/madewithtenvarietiesofmalt.</p><p>CitraBurst 5.4 IPA AlightgoldenIndiapalealewithresinouspineandcitrusflavoursandlightaromaofcitruszest.</p><p>AllSaints,Cornwall 2008StPiransBitter 4.0 B Ambercoloured,sweetbitterwith</p><p>caramelnotes&amp;citrushints.Almasty,TyneandWear 2014DandySaison G SY Notastingnotesavailable.Amber,Derbyshire 2006HopProjectWaimea 4.2 G Singlehopbeer.AmberIPA 6.5 IPA Fullbodiedheavybeerwitharich</p><p>complementingbitterness.Andrews,Dumfriesshire 2011SupusLupus 3.6 G Adeepgoldensessionalewithmalt</p><p>andmildcitrusflavours.SporranLifter 3.8 B Aromaofcaramelandmaltsand</p><p>malty,hoppyflavourwithcitrus.CummertreesPale 4.0 G Grainy,slightlyfruitynose.Flavouris</p><p>lightmaltedandgrainy,alittlecitrus.WeeWillieWonky 4.2 B Noseofcaramelmalts,citricand</p><p>grassy.Lightmalt/fruitflavour.</p></li><li><p>REALALELISTMainBarAndrews,Dumfriesshire 2011IntotheDarkness 4.3 ST Deliciouslydarkalemadewith</p><p>chocolateandblackmaltandhoppedwithClassicBritishhopstogiveafullbodieda...</p></li></ul>