St Albans Beer & Cider Festival

Held every year in the Alban Arena, St Albans, AL1 3LD

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

For a taste of what was on offer this year scroll down.

A selection of pictures can also be found below and on our Facebook page.

Beer of the Festival 2015

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 2015 competition, with Oakham Ales Green Devil IPA 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. Oakham Ales Green Devil IPA 6.0%
2. Tiny Rebel Cwtch 4.6%
3. Greene King XX Mild 3.0%

Hertfordshire Beer of the Year 2015

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

The judging panel was made up of members of Hertfordshire branches, including Roger Protz, who collectively awarded Bishop's Stortford Stortford Citra the overall winner, with beers from Red Squirrel and Farr Brew coming close runners up.

1. Bishop's Stortford Stortford Citra 3.9%
2. Red Squirrel Mad Squirrel APA 4.7%
3. Farr Brew Most Potent Porter 4.4%

Cider & Perry of the Festival 2015

As voted by attendees of the festival, the 2015 cider of the festival goes to Williams Dry Cider and the 2015 perry of the festival goes to Oliver's Perry for the second consecutive year.

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

28th September to 1st October 2016

27th to 30th September 2017