Watford Beer Festival

Watford & District

23rd Watford Beer Festival

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Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th November 2017

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

The 23rd Watford Beer Festival closed its doors on Saturday 4th 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 Best Bitter category of the Champion Beer of Britain competition (East Anglia Region) took place on Thursday 5th. The winner this year was Bishop Nick 1555, which now goes on to the next stage of the competition. On Friday 3rd the festival hosted the presentation of the Herts Beer of the Year award, which was won at the St. Albans Beer Festival by Tring Brewery's Pale Four. On Saturday 4th there was the now traditional Pub Quiz and once again the top prize was the chance to be Brewer for a Day at Paradigm Brewery. A full festival report can be seen in the December/January 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. Pope's Yard - Club Hammer Stout
  2. Paradigm - Watford Winter Warmer
  3. Brewster's - Hophead
  4. Titanic - Cappuccino Stout
  5. Dark Revolution - Voodoo Porter
  6. Electric Bear - Werrrd!, Paradigm - Roger Protz Ale
  7. Dowr Kammel - De Lank Dynamite, Pope's Yard Luminaire
  8. Lacon's Legacy, Salopian - Spectrum, Tring - Drop Bar Special


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