Derbyshire Brewers Collective Festival

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The Derbyshire Brewers Collective are an association of breweries based in the county. Ranging from the might of Thornbridge to the just-started Black Iris, they've come together to put on a beer festival that showcases the best beers that Derbyshire has to offer.

The Darwin Suite of the Assembly Rooms is bristling with handpulls - and a couple of Thornbridge fonts - with Derbyshire cider on offer too. You didn't know Derbyshire has cider makers? Hang your heads in shame.

It's shaping up to be a great fest. The brewers are running their own sections, which isn't something I've seen in the UK too often. It's certainly great to enjoy a beer and chew the fat with the brewer at the same time.

The festival runs today (Friday) and Saturday in afternoon and evening sessions, £3 / £5 on the door respectively. If you want to try Derbyshire beer at its best, served by the brewers themselves, it's a golden opportunity.