St Albans Beer & Cider Festival 2014
24-27 September, Alban Arena, AL1 3LD
The premier event in the Hertfordshire drinkers calendar will be back in town in September so book your beer holiday now and pay us a visit to enjoy the vast selection of drinks on offer. The number of real ale on offer runs into the hundreds and is complimented by a vast selection of real ciders and perries, bottle conditioned beers and a large selection from around the world.
There is plenty of festival fodder to soak up the beer plus tutored beer tastings, breweriana auctions and we'll have the Good Beer Guide 2015 hot off the press on sale too with the editor Roger Protz signing copies.
St Albans 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%
Official St Albans Beer & Cider Festival men's polo shirts and ladies vest tops – as modelled here by Issy at the Six Bells, St Albans - will be available at the Festival in both men's and women's sizes in a selection of colours; price £15.00 for CAMRA members (£17.00 for non-CAMRA members). Women's vest top colours are: Black, Turquoise and Fuchsia, sizes 10/12/14/16. Men's polo colours are: Black, Royal Blue and Magenta, sizes M/L/XL/XXL.
(Roll over vest top logo image to zoom stitched design).
A selection of photos from previous festivals.
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 email@example.com.
Future Festival Dates
30th September to 3rd October 2015
28th September to 1st October 2016
27th to 30th September 2017