Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 16

The 16th Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 19-21 January 2012

16th Cambridge Winter Ale Fest

From around 100 real ales, there are two previous winners of the Beer of the Festival – Hopshackle Historic Porter and Milton Marcus Aurelius – and there are beers from the five Cambridgeshire breweries, all brewing within 10 miles of the festival:

Blackbar – Cambridgeshire’s newest brewery, established in 2011, got it’s first beer out just in time for the fest. Based in Harston, about 5 miles south of Cambridge.
Cambridge Moonshine – three times winner of the Cambridge Beer Festival. Established in 2004 and now based about 5 miles SE of Cambridge.
Fellows – established in 2009 in Cottenham, about 7 miles north of Cambridge
Lord Conrads – established in 2007 and now based in Dry Drayton, about 6 miles west of Cambridge.
Milton – as mentioned, Beer of the Fest winner in 2007 with Marcus Aurelius which makes another appearance this year, and winner in 2002 and 2001 with Caligula and Colossus. Founded in 1999 and the closest brewery to the Winter Ale fest, based 4 miles NE of Cambridge.

16th Cambridge Winter Ale Fest

This year there are three draught foreign beers for the first time at the Winter Ale Fest – De Molen Geboren & Getogen was put on Friday evening, and will be followed by two beers from the fantastic Rogue brewery based about 5,000 miles from Cambridge – Chatoe OREgasmic 7.0% American pale ale and Dad’s Little Helper 6.8% Black IPA.

There are also several real ciders, including the aptly named:
Filthy Tramp Juice

The fest is held at the University Social Club, Mill Lane, next to the Mill Pond.

Mill Pond, Cambridge

Previous winners of the beer of the festival

One response to “Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 16

  1. Rogue rules!
    PDX rules as beer brewing heaven on earth.
    Bill Leys

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