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The only words I read were

 

Columbus.....Magnum....144IBU......Galaxy......Mosaic

 

That's stop number 1 confirmed for me

 

We'll arrive at Dore Station to meet up with the Dore member of our party, so depending on how long he's likely to be, I can see us possibly making that our first drinking stop.

 

At 4.9% it's just below my mates usual threshold, but I'll try and convince them that 144IBU's will make it worthwhile.

 

It's going to be a job planning this, because there are more pubs we'll fancy trying this year because of the wider range on offer. Last year we started at the Three Tuns, walked to the Dronfield Arms followed by another walk to The Coach and Horses and finished off at Barlow.

 

This time I'm liking the look of The Horns and the Jolly Farmer as well.

 

The only pain is likely to be The Miners, where we'll have to stop to switch bus services. From previous experience they don't usually have much in the way of beer that appeals to our group.

 

Could somebody make sure the weather is booked to be sunny. :thumbsup:

 

Regards

 

Doom

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Small bit of cider news, the Woodthorpe Hall Cider at the Horns Inn is Rubie Suzy, they aren't having the Owd Barker (which will be at the Castle Inn).

 

In its place they are hoping to get Hogan's Panking Pole giving a choice of 3 artisan cider (the third one being the Mr Whitehead's Blackberry Cider).

 

---------- Post added 23-05-2013 at 17:29 ----------

 

The beers at the Dronfield Arms notified so far (more to be added to the list yet):

 

Dancing Duck Abduction 5.5%

A myriad of tropical fruit flavours in harmonious balance with an enjoyable level of hoppy bitterness, a good malt character and a very clean finish

 

Elland Eden 4.2%

Pale golden, well hopped session beer made from Chinook Hops blended with American Cascade to give a clean long fruity finish.

 

Offbeat Quirky Kiwi 4.6%

More hoppy loveliness from New Zealand with Pacific Jade, Nelson Sauvin and late hopped with Nelson Sauvin as we really like them!

 

RAW Amarillo 3.9%

Brewed in collaboration with Trulla Brewery of Sardinia. Pale and hoppy.

 

RAW Hop Chocolate 4.8%

Dark and hoppy…

 

RAW Raw Rat 5.0%

Red and hoppy, brewed in collaboration with Rat Brewery

 

---------- Post added 24-05-2013 at 17:06 ----------

 

On the bar at the Rutland Arms, Holmesfield for the festival...

 

Real Ale from Sheffield Brewery Company;

 

Crucible Best 3.8%

Five Rivers 3.8%

Blanco Blonde 4.2%

Seven Hills 4.2%

Sheffield Porter 4.4%

EAF (Electric Arc Furnace) IPA 4.8%

 

A meet the brewer session will take place from 1pm to 3pm where Sheffield Brewery's head brewer Dr Tim Stillman will be on hand to talk about what goes into the various beers and answer any questions about his beer or brewery.

 

Cider:

 

Westons Traditional Scrumpy will be available alongside Strongbow and Thatchers Gold.

 

Lager:

 

Carling, San Miguel.

Edited by Andy C

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Interesting ones there. Dronfield Arms sounds very tempting.

 

I`m looking forward to going to the lovely Rutland for the first time in a while but not a big fan of those beers tbh.

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Details of the free bus services...

 

ROUTE A

will start from the Coach and Horses at 08 and 38 minutes past the hour. First bus 12:08, last bus 23:08.

Buses will call at the Green Dragon, Dronfield railway station, Dronfield Arms, Three Tuns, Jolly Farmer and Miners Arms. Change at Miners Arms for route B.

 

ROUTE B

will start from Dore & Totley station at 29 and 59 minutes past the hour. First bus 12:29, last bus 23:29.

Buses will call at Castle Inn, Hearty Oak, Rutland Arms, Horns Inn and Barlow Brewery. On the way back they will also call at the Miners Arms for connections with route A.

 

---------- Post added 28-05-2013 at 11:28 ----------

 

First part of the Coach & Horses beer list (they will have quite a few more than this but cannot confirm the details of them yet)

 

Rooster:

The Accomplice

Last stand

 

Oakham:

Tranquility

JHB

Bishops farewell

 

Welbeck Abbey:

Portland Black

Henrietta

 

Thornbridge

TBC

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I'm liking the look of Tranquility and The Accomplice from the above list, both reasonably strong and pale beers.

 

Looking at the updated beer list even the Jolly Farmer and the Hearty Oak are coming to the party this year......At last pubs are realising that not everybody wants a beer between 3.5 and 4.0% strength.

 

The problem we're going to have this year is which pubs to leave out, whereas in the past the choice was which pubs to go too.

 

At the moment I'm thinking:

 

Dore Station

Barlow Brewery

Miners (but maybe no drink there!)

Jolly Farmer

Three Tuns

Dronfield Arms

Coach and Horses

 

I wouldn't mind the Hearty Oak either, but I'm not sure we'll have time to fit it in.

 

Regards

 

Doom

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Full Dronfield Arms beer list

 

Abbeydale Moonshine 4.3% Pale Ale

Bradfield Farmers Blonde 4.0% Pale, brilliant blonde beer, citrus and summer fruit aromas, refreshing.

Bridestone Chestnut 4.6%

Dancing Duck Abduction 5.5% A myriad of tropical fruit flavours in harmonious balance with an enjoyable level of hoppy bitterness, a good malt character and a very clean finish

Derventio Gold 4.2%

Elland Eden 4.2% Pale golden, well hopped session beer made from Chinook Hops blended with American Cascade to give a clean long fruity finish.

Great Heck Powermouse 3.6%

Offbeat Quirky Kiwi 4.6% More hoppy loveliness from New Zealand with Pacific Jade, Nelson Sauvin and late hopped with Nelson Sauvin as we really like them!

RAW Amarillo 3.9% Brewed in collaboration with Trulla Brewery of Sardinia. Pale and hoppy.

RAW Hop Chocolate 4.8% Dark and hoppy…

RAW Raw Rat 5.0% Red and hoppy, brewed in collaboration with Rat Brewery

 

---------- Post added 29-05-2013 at 11:19 ----------

 

Barlow Brewery list. There will be one guest ale pump with the guest beers changing through the day.

 

Barlow Brewery Anastasia Imperial Russian Stout 7.5%

Barlow Brewery Betty's Blonde 4.0%

Barlow Brewery Dark Horse 4.2%

Barlow Brewery Full Monty IPA 6.5%

Barlow Brewery Heath Robinson 3.8%

Barlow Brewery Karma Citra 4.2%

Barlow Brewery Three Valleys IPA 5.0%

Howard Town TBC

Mallinsons TBC

Mr Grundy's TBC

Pot Belly TBC

 

---------- Post added 29-05-2013 at 11:20 ----------

 

Castle Inn beer list

 

Bradfield Brown Cow 4.2% A rich deep chestnut coloured ale, with a beautifully smooth creamy head. A citrus aftertaste gives way to a long dry finish.

Bradfield Farmers Blonde 4.0% Pale, brilliant blonde beer, citrus and summer fruit aromas, refreshing.

Steel City Angel of Death 4.9% Pale & Hoppy beer brewed with the new American Mosaic hop, expect fruit salad notes to the taste. Very bitter.

Wood Street Euptellia 4.2% Pale, zingy and zesty summertime ale with a citrussy hopped finish

Wood Street Honey Locust 4.6% Golden mild honey beer, a well balanced ale with a hint of sweetness

Wood Street Wood Street Bitter 4.0% Traditional malty bitter, smooth on the palate.

 

---------- Post added 29-05-2013 at 11:23 ----------

 

Miners Arms news

 

no beer list as yet, they will have 6 cask ales on.

 

There will be a charity horse race event at 4pm

 

Live music from the Crashers at 9pm

 

Bar meals and snacks served all day.

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The only words I read were

 

Columbus.....Magnum....144IBU......Galaxy......Mosaic

 

That's stop number 1 confirmed for me

 

Had a Mallinson`s Mosiac beer, I think, and it was the only one of their`s that I didn`t like! Nevermind, I`m off to the Holy Grove in Huddersfield tomorrow! :)

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Had a Mallinson`s Mosiac beer, I think, and it was the only one of their`s that I didn`t like! Nevermind, I`m off to the Holy Grove in Huddersfield tomorrow! :)

 

If you go in the Harlequin, they have bottles of Kernel Mosaic IPA, which is excellent.

 

As to 3 Valleys, I'm intending to visit Barlow Brewery, the Horns Inn (which was excellent last year), maybe make it to the Rutland Arms & the Jolly Farmer as well as I didn't last year.

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If you go in the Harlequin, they have bottles of Kernel Mosaic IPA, which is excellent.

 

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Popped in yesterday. They have a good stock of Kernel. Had a Glentworth and a Great Heck mild though.

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I'm liking the look of Tranquility and The Accomplice from the above list, both reasonably strong and pale beers.

 

Looking at the updated beer list even the Jolly Farmer and the Hearty Oak are coming to the party this year......At last pubs are realising that not everybody wants a beer between 3.5 and 4.0% strength.

 

The problem we're going to have this year is which pubs to leave out, whereas in the past the choice was which pubs to go too.

 

At the moment I'm thinking:

 

Dore Station

Barlow Brewery

Miners (but maybe no drink there!)

Jolly Farmer

Three Tuns

Dronfield Arms

Coach and Horses

 

I wouldn't mind the Hearty Oak either, but I'm not sure we'll have time to fit it in.

 

Regards

 

Doom

 

I would suggest getting the bus from Barlow to the Hearty Oak then walking down to the Miners (or even the Jolly). Also don't forget its walkable from the Three Tuns to the Dronfield Arms.

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Last year we walked from the Three Tuns to the Dronfield Arms and then from there to the Coach and Horses......I suspect we'll probably do the same again this year.

 

With the Three Tuns and Coach and Horses being our main pubs due to range of beers, I think we'll only have time to do one of either the Jolly Farmer or the Hearty Oak....Both have got a good selection this year.

 

Regards

 

Doom

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A list of almost all the beers expected to be on the bars across the 11 venues is below. Note not all the Coach & Horse's beers are included as they are not yet all finalised and the 6 beers at the Miners Arms are not included in the list either.

 

A free bus will run between all the venues every half hour, also calling at railway stations at Dronfield (Leeds-Nottingham line) and Dore & Totley (Sheffield-Manchester line).

 

Details of which venues each beer can be found at along with food, music, bus timetables etc can be found on the festival website - http://www.threevalleysfestival.org.uk. You can print out what you need from the website before you head out or alternatively programmes will be available on the day for 50p a copy.

 

Brewery Beer ABV

 

Abbeydale Moonshine 4.3%

Acorn Barnsley Bitter 3.8%

Acorn Barnsley Gold 4.3%

Acorn Blonde 4.0%

Acorn Gorlovka Imperial Russian Stout 6.0%

Acorn Old Moor Porter 4.4%

Acorn Scorcher 4.5%

Acorn Tunstall Cross 4.5%

Acorn UK Cascade 5.0%

Acorn Yorkshire Pride 3.7%

Allgates Napoleon's Retreat 3.9%

Barlow Brewery Anastasia Imperial Russian Stout 7.5%

Barlow Brewery Betty's Blonde 4.0%

Barlow Brewery Dark Horse 4.2%

Barlow Brewery Full Monty IPA 6.5%

Barlow Brewery Heath Robinson 3.8%

Barlow Brewery Karma Citra 4.2%

Barlow Brewery Three Valleys IPA 5.0%

Black Sheep Best Bitter 3.8%

Black Sheep Golden Sheep 3.9%

Blue Bee Tangled Up IPA 6.0%

Bradfield Brown Cow 4.2%

Bradfield Farmers Blonde 4.0%

Bridestone Chestnut 4.6%

Cottage Deltic Gold 4.5%

Dancing Duck Abduction 5.5%

Derventio Gold 4.2%

Eight Sails Black Widow 5.5%

Eight Sails Blonde 4.0%

Eight Sails John Barleycorn IPA 5.5%

Eight Sails Windmill Bitter 3.8%

Elland Eden 4.2%

Great Heck Powermouse 3.6%

Growler Bitter 3.9%

Growler Essex Beast 6.2%

Growler IPA - Ian & Paul's Ale 3.5%

Growler Lemon Head 4.0%

Growler Old Growler 5.0%

Growler Umbel 3.8%

Hereford Hereford Light Ale (HLA) 4.0%

Howard Town TBC

Kelham Island Bohemian Rhapsody 4.7%

Kelham Island Crimson Steel 4.0%

Kelham Island Easy Rider 4.3%

Liverpool Organic Honey Blonde 4.5%

Liverpool Organic Kitty Wilkinson Stout 4.5%

Liverpool Organic Pale Ale 4.0%

Liverpool Organic Shipwreck IPA 6.5%

Mallinsons TBC

Maxim Maximus 6.0%

Maxim Swedish Blonde 4.2%

Mr Grundy's TBC

Navigation Circinus 3.8%

Navigation Classic IPA 5.2%

Oakham Bishops Farewell

Oakham JHB

Oakham Tranquility

Offbeat Quirky Kiwi 4.6%

Ossett Mellow Yellow 4.4%

Peak Ales Bakewell Best Bitter 4.2%

Peak Ales Chatsworth Gold 4.6%

Peak Ales Swift Nick 3.8%

Pot Belly TBC

RAW Amarillo 3.9%

RAW Hop Chocolate 4.8%

RAW Raw Rat 5.0%

Roosters Last Stand

Roosters The Accomplice

Sheffield Brewery Co Blanco Blonde 4.2%

Sheffield Brewery Co Crucible Best 3.8%

Sheffield Brewery Co Electric Arc Furnace IPA 4.8%

Sheffield Brewery Co Five Rivers 3.8%

Sheffield Brewery Co Seven Hills 4.2%

Sheffield Brewery Co Sheffield IPA 5.2%

Sheffield Brewery Co Sheffield Porter 4.4%

Spire 80 Shilling Ale 4.3%

Spire Amarillo 5.2%

Spire Brassed Off 3.7%

Spire Candleriggs 1909 5.2%

Spire Chesterfield Best Bitter 4.5%

Spire Dark Side of the Moon 4.3%

Spire Deepdale Pale Ale 4.8%

Spire Enigma 6.4%

Spire Land of Hop & Glory 4.5%

Spire Prince Igor Imperial Russian Stout 8.5%

Spire Ravenswood Stout 3.7%

Spire Sgt Pepper Stout 5.5%

Spire Sovereign's Escort IPA 5.0%

Spire Whiter Shade of Pale 4.0%

Steel City Angel of Death 4.9%

Thornbridge Colorado Red 5.9%

Thornbridge Jaipur IPA 5.9%

Toolmakers Biscuit Joiner 4.3%

Toolmakers Easy Driver 3.8%

Welbeck Abbey Henrietta 3.6%

Welbeck Abbey Portland Black 4.5%

Wentworth Black Zak 4.5%

Wentworth Chocolate & Chilli Stout 4.8%

Wentworth Full Malty 5.1%

Wentworth Kriek Cherry Beer 5.2%

Wolf Lavender Honey 3.7%

Wood Street Euptellia 4.2%

Wood Street Honey Locust 4.6%

Wood Street Wood Street Bitter 4.0%

Wye Valley HPA 4.0%

 

---------- Post added 31-05-2013 at 14:43 ----------

 

And the cider list so far. Most notable ommision at the moment is the Dronfield Arms, expecting their list soon:

 

Broadoak - Kingston Black - Medium

Broadoak - Moonshine - Medium

Broadoak - Pheasant Plucker - Medium Sweet

Chant - Badgers Spit - Dry

Glebe Farm - Dry Cider

Glebe Farm - Elderflower Cider - Medium

Glebe Farm - Perry - Medium Dry

Gwynty Y Ddraig - Happy Daze - Medium

Lyme Bay - Jack Ratt Scrumpy - Medium Sweet

Mr Whitehead's - Blackberry Cider - Medium Sweet

Mr Whitehead's - Midnight Special - Medium Dry

Mr Whitehead's - Newton's Discovery - Medium Sweet

Orchard Pig - Explorer - Medium

Orchard Pig - Navel Gazer - Dry

Orchards of Husthwaite - Galtres Blush Triple Fruit Mix - Medium Sweet

Orchards of Husthwaite - Galtres Ruby Blackcurrant - Medium

Scrumpy Wasp - Amnesia - Medium Dry

Thatchers - Cheddar Valley - Medium

Thatchers - Heritage - Medium

Thatchers - Traditional -Dry

Westons - Traditional Scrumpy

Woodthorpe Hall -Owd Barker - Dry

Woodthorpe Hall - Pear Cider - Medium

Woodthorpe Hall - Rubie Suzie - Medium Sweet

 

---------- Post added 31-05-2013 at 15:22 ----------

 

and the Dronfield Arms ciders

 

1) Ampleforth (North Yorkshire) - Traditional Abbey Cider, 6.5% medium/dry

2) Oakham Ales (Cambridgeshire) - Oaple, 5.8% medium/dry

3) Glebe Farm (Cambridgeshire) - Ginger, 6.0% medium

4) Mr Whiteheads (Hampshire) - Plum, 4.0% medium

5) London Glider (Greater London) - Suburbia Perry, 7.0% medium/sweet

Edited by Andy C

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