Cambridge Beer Festival 2009

36th Cambridge Beer Festival 2009

According to the Cambridge Camra Branch Newsletter (ale 340),
the 2009 Cambridge Beer Festival Beers of the Festival are:

Cambridge Beer Festival 2009

The beer I enjoyed most at this 36th Cambridge Beer Festival was a zesty Woodfordes Wherry.

I’m surprised at the winner of the best name, even considering the 800th anniversary of Cambridge University, better names included Drunk by Degree, Summathat, Spooky Moon, Lost in the Woods, Mad Monk, Yogi Beer, Whapweasel, Mutts Nuts, Wruff Night and Old Stoatwobbler.

I didn’t get around to trying any foreign beers, but will look out for a ‘well blended Gueuze such as Cantillion or Drie Fonteinen’ , described in the festival programme as ‘probably one of the most complex, beautiful drinks in the world’.

Below is Stonehenge Ales Sign Of Spring, a seasonal beer from Wiltshire.
It doesn’t taste as green as it looks but this premium bitter raised a smile.

Stonehenge Ales - Sign of Spring

Previous winners:
Cambridge Beer Festival winners
The above information is not necessarily correct!
More information can be found at Cambridge and District CAMRA

Here is a review of the 2010 Cambridge Beer Festival

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