Watford Beer Festival

Watford & District

24th Watford Beer Festival

Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th November 2018

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

The 24th Watford Beer Festival closed its doors on Saturday 10th 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 8th. The winner this year was Bishop Nick Ridley's Rite, which now goes on to the next stage of the competition. On Friday 9th the festival hosted the presentation of the Herts Beer of the Year award, which was won at the St. Albans Beer Festival by 3 Brewers of St Albans Porter. On Saturday 10th 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 are the top ten Beers of the Festival as voted for by our customers:

  1. Paradigm - Watford Winter Warmer
  2. Cairngorm - White Lady
  3. Mad Squirrel - Hopfest
  4. Incredible - Milk Stout, Outstanding - Ultra Pale Ale
  5. Art Brew - Orange IPA
  6. Saltaire - South Island Pale
  7. Bank Top - Dark Mild
  8. Quantock - QBNZ
  9. Epic/3D - IP A-Team, Paradigm - Tommy, Tydd Steam - Barn Ale


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