St Albans Beer & Cider Festival

The 2015 premier event in the Hertfordshire drinkers calendar will be back in town next year from 30th September to 3rd October. Page down for some great pictures of this years event.

Beer of the Festival 2014

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 2014 competition, with Elland 1872 Porter 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. Elland 1872 Porter 5.9%
2. Alecraft High Five 5.9%
3. Red Squirrel Redwood Colorado American IPA 5.4%

Hertfordshire Beer of the Year 2014

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

The judging panel was made up of members of Hertfordshire branches who collectively awarded Alecraft High Five the overall winner, with beers from Red Squirrel and Buntingford coming close runners up.

1. Alecraft High Five 5.9%
2. Red Squirrel Jack Black 4.8%
3. Buntingford Oatmeal Stout 4.4%

Cider & Perry of the Festival 2014

As voted by attendees of the festival, the 2014 cider of the festival goes to Woodman Cider and the 2014 perry of the festival goes to Oliver's Medium Perry.


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.

Currently there are no trade stands available for this year. If you would like to be considered for a stand at a future St Albans Beer Festival, please can you send your details to

Future Festival Dates

30th September to 3rd October 2015

28th September to 1st October 2016

27th to 30th September 2017