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Published on August 20th, 2013 | by Nottingham Drinker


Nottingham CAMRA YMs Three Valleys Beer Festival Visit

A fantastic sunny day out for the Three Valleys beer festival in Dronfield. It was Saturday and the YMs descended on Dronfield for a beer festival that was completely different to any other beer festival that we have been to before. It was a pub crawl of Dronfield where every pub had a beer festival going on at once. There were plenty of routes that we could have taken around the Three Valleys but we didn’t visit the pubs closest to the railway station – these pubs were The Green Dragon, Dronfield Arms and The Three Tuns.

There were two brewery taps on our route which were the Coach and Horses, which was the Thornbridge brewery tap, and the Three Tuns which was the Spire brewery tap. Both those two pubs were very busy, along with the Green Dragon and the Dronfield Arms. The free bus that ran every 30 minutes made travelling to the pubs much easier and fun by meeting new people on the bus along the way, and discussing what beers and what pubs were best throughout all the pubs along the route.

We had tried many beers from different breweries such as Dancing Duck, Peak Ales, Spire, Liverpool Organic, Growler and our particular favourite Thornbridge. With Thornbridge being one of our favourite breweries we made two visits to The Coach and Horses which were just irresistible. Coming across nice beers such as Black Harry, Brother Rabbit, Kipling and of course Thornbridges flagship beer Jaipur. Kipling and Jaipur were our two favourite beers there and at times we didn’t want to stop drinking them, but being at over 5%+ ABV, we had to take it very easy on the beers.

Overall we had a brilliant time at The Three Valleys Beer Festival, it was something different, fun and an experience that we will remember. Same again next year anyone?

For anybody wanting to join us for future socials then keep looking out for the new Nottingham Drinker, visit the Nottingham CAMRA YMs page – or if you have Twitter and Facebook you can follow us on there for further news on socials.
Richard Winfield

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