St Albans Beer & Cider Festival 2016

28th September – 1st October, Alban Arena, St Albans, AL1 3LD

The premier event in the Hertfordshire drinkers calendar will be back in town in from 28th September to 1st October 2016. Information on the 2016 festival can be found by subscribing to our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

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Beer of the Festival 2016

A selection of local Hertfordshire beers and champion winning beers from around the country took part in this year's St Albans Beer of the Festival 2016 competition, with Fyne Ales Jarl coming out top!

Festival Organiser, Phil Defriez, said: "It's great to have what we call our 'champion of champion' beers competition where we judge award winning beers from around the country plus a selection of beers from local breweries."

1. Fyne Ales Jarl 3.8%
2. Greene King XX Mild 3.0%
3. Oakham Ales Green Devil IPA 6.0%

Hertfordshire Beer of the Year 2016

A record number of breweries took part in this year's competition. The tasting panel judged 17 different beers ranging from hoppy pale ales through to rich porters.

The judging panel was made up of members of Hertfordshire branches who collectively awarded Pope's Yard Club Hammer Stout the overall winner, with beers from Tring, The 3 Brewers of St Albans and Red Squirrel coming close runners up.

1. Pope's Yard Club Hammer Stout 5.5%
2. Tring Pale Four 4.6%
3. The 3 Brewers of St Albans IPA 4.6%
4. Red Squirrel Mad Squirrel APA 4.7%

Press

22nd August 2016: Press Release: Attention Forward Planner

Enquires: John Bishop 07720 295419

Contact

For all other information requests please e-mail us. Please note we may not be able to respond to requests for information during the week of the festival.

Future Festival Dates

27th to 30th September 2017

26th to 29th September 2018

25th to 28th September 2019