Establishment of the brewery is well under way to make the brewery a fully-fledged community benefit society. This means that surplus profits to be donated to local good causes.
Another brew has been produced courtesy of Barlow Brewery following the fantastic success of the society’s first brew, a 5.2% IPA, which was very well received locally. Look out for Gosforth Gold – a new recipe of Dave McLaren (ex-Spire Brewery).
The brewing process has been filmed by a Drone Valley Brewery member, Hannah Lister, and the footage should now be available on the website – www.dronevalleybrewery.com.
The management committee recently visited Hesket Newmarket Brewery in Cumbria which has similar aims in benefiting the community. Their staff kindly imparted a great deal of useful advice as well as a taste of their lovely beer.
The one thing that remains elusive is premises. The search goes on in Dronfield but any suggestions from Beer Matters readers will be gratefully received.
Meanwhile, the membership stands at 80+ people. If you want to get involved in the brewing or invest in the society, please get in touch by email – firstname.lastname@example.org