Watford Beer Festival

Watford & District

21st Watford Beer Festival

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Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th November 2015

West Herts Sports Club, 8 Park Avenue, Watford, WD18 7HP

21st Watford Beer Festival closed its doors on Saturday 7th November. As well as quenching the thirst of many eager beer, cider and perry drinkers the festival also hosted competitions and presentations over the three days it was open. The judging for the Bitter category of the Champion Beer of Britain competition (East Anglia Region) took place on Thursday 5th. The winner this year was Woodforde's Wherry, which now goes on to the next stage of the competition. On Friday 6th the festival hosted the presentation of the Herts Beer of the Year award, which was won at the St. Albans Beer Festival by Bishop's Stortford Brewery's Stortford Citra. On Saturday 7th there was the now traditional Pub Quiz and once again the top prize was tickets to the Great British Beer Festival. A full festival report will follow in the February/March edition of the Hertfordshire newsletter Pints of View but in the meantime here is the top ten Beers of the Festival as voted for by our customers:

  1. Paradigm - Watford Winter Warmer
  2. Pope's Yard - Creme Brulee Stout
  3. Blackedge - Black Stout
  4. Black Flag - Fang
  5. Paradigm - Low Hanging Fruit
  6. Titanic - Cappuccino Stout
  7. First Chop - AVA
  8. Bishops Stortford - Stortford Citra
  9. Brecon - Red Beacons, Coastal - St. Piran's Porter, Tiny Rebel - Cwtch

Congratulations to Paradigm Brewery. Once again a new local brewery comes top at the festival. Watford & District branch would like to thank everyone who came to the festival and we hope you'll all return next year. Look out for updates with next year's dates on this site.


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