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 25th - 28th September 2019. Information on the 2019 Festival can be found nearer the time on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

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


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Beer of the Festival 2018

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 2018 competition, with Oakham Ales Green Devil IPA coming out top!

Festival Organiser, John Bishop, said: "Green Devil is a contemporary IPA exploding with tropical and citrus hop flavours. This beer is a winner of many awards and understandably so, due to its consistent quality and wide appeal amongst discerning cask ale drinkers."

1. Oakham Ales Green Devil IPA 6.0%
2. New River Blind Poet 4.5%
3. Siren Craft Broken Dream Breakfast Stout 6.5%

Hertfordshire Beer of the Year 2018

The breweries from Hertfordshire have once again put forward a great selection of beers from their regular range. The tasting panel judged 10 different beers from these breweries ranging from hoppy pale ales through to rich stouts.

The judging panel was made up of members of Hertfordshire branches who collectively awarded 3 Brewers of St Albans Porter the overall winner, with beers from New River and Buntingford coming close runners up.

1. 3 Brewers of St Albans Porter 5.2%
2. Mad Squirrel Hopfest 3.8%
3. Paradigm Black Friday 6.0% and Tring White IPA 5.2% (joint third place)


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Future Festival Dates

25th to 28th September 2019

23rd to 26th September 2020

29th September to 2nd October 2021

28th September to 1st October 2022