2013 was rather a hectic year at Peak Ales brewery, and since Easter, hardly a week went by where the brewery hadn’t brewed at full capacity, although the brewery has been grateful that the winter weather has (so far) not adversely affected deliveries. Personalised bottled beer was a big hit for Christmas presents, with over 60 cases going out. With the daylight hours starting to draw back out, hopefully they can look forward to the spring/summer seasonal, Summer Sovereign, being brewed before too long. A cask of Peak Ales’ Noggin Filler and a cask of Bakewell Best Bitter were served at February’s Chesterfield Beer Festival. Two casks of winter seasonal Noggin Filler were donated to the National Winter Ales Festival at Derby. Peak Ales are currently looking at moving the production side of the brewery to brand new premises near Ashford-in-the-Water in order to brew more beer to be able to cope with the demand. It is still unclear when this will take place but they are working hard to arrange all the small niggly things that need to be dealt with. Exciting times ahead!