Drone Valley Community Brewery

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 – letsgetdronfieldbrewing@gmail.com


About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

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