Watford Beer Festival

Watford & District

22nd Watford Beer Festival

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Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th November 2016

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

ADVANCE NOTICE! The 23rd Watford Beer Festival will take place from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th November 2017.

The 22nd Watford Beer Festival closed its doors on Saturday 5th 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 Golden Ale category of the Champion Beer of Britain competition (East Anglia Region) took place on Thursday 5th. The winner this year was Oakham Citra, which now goes on to the next stage of the competition. Also on Thursday the festival hosted the presentation of the Herts Beer of the Year award, which was won at the St. Albans Beer Festival by Watford's own Pope's Yard Brewery with Club Hammer Stout. On Saturday 7th there was the now traditional Pub Quiz. The top prize was a chance to be 'Brewer for a Day' at Paradigm Brewery in Sarratt. Paradigm Brewery also managed the unprecedented feat of winning our Beer of the Festival competition with their Watford Winter Warmer for the second year running. 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. Boss - Black
  3. Bingham's - Vanilla Stout, Pope's Yard - Club Hammer Stout, Tring - Death or Glory
  4. Salopian - Hop Twister, Swannay - Sneaky Wee Orkney Stout
  5. Anarchy - Blonde Star, Sarah Hughes - Dark Ruby Mild
  6. Paradigm - Watercress Ale

Congratulations to Paradigm Brewery. 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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