While the date on everyone’s lips is April 12 – when beer gardens across the country will reopen – there is no need to wait to get your hands on a cold can of something tasty, or three.
For those in Chesterfield and beyond who like to sup and support local, we have put together a list of the best independent craft breweries in the area currently offering delivery.
In these confusing and worrying times, local journalism is more vital than ever. Thanks to everyone who helps us ask the questions that matter by taking out a subscription or buying a paper.
1. Brampton Brewery, Chatsworth Business Park, Chatsworth Road, Brampton
Chris Radford, aged 52, set up Brampton Brewery, as a small micro-brewery with a "handful of like-minded friends" almost 14 years ago. It now runs three pubs - Tramway Tavern, Rose & Crown and The Glassworks, and a specialist off-licence next door to the brewery.
2. Peak Ales, Cunnery Barn, Chatsworth
In 2003, Debra and Robert Evans, pictured, uprooted their lives to set set up a microbrewery in Cunnery Barn on the Chatsworth Estate, brewing their first beer two years later.
3. Thornbridge Brewery, Riverside Brewery, Buxton Road, Bakewell
The Thornbridge story began back in 2005, when founders Jim Harrison and Simon Webster recruited two young brewers to brew on a secondhand 10-barrel kit in the grounds of Thornbridge Hall. In 2009 a new, state-of-the-art brewery was built in Bakewell, to meet demand.
4. Eyam Brewery, Eyam Hall Courtyard, Main Road, Eyam
The team behind Eyam Brewery moved to the Peak District from London in 2011, opening a real ale shop in Eyam in 2015. Owner Gervaise Dawson is pictured with Sarah Dines, MP for Derbyshire Dales.