The Winter Ales festival has been held in Manchester in years past but is coming to Derby this year (ever-so-slightly more accessible for Southern-dwelling folk). Lots of year-round beers plus old ales, porters & stouts, strong ales and so forth. It is advertised as a truly national festival with beers from all over the UK, but there is a focus on Derbyshire breweries.
Of course this is CAMRA so ’craft keg’ will not be on offer, only cask ale. However there will also be foreign beer bar. Plus cider, perry and a mead tent (for those looking forward to a bit of non-beer ticking).