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Southampton Beer
Festival 2009

28th to 30th May

at Southampton Guildhall

 

Southampton Beer Festival - over 80 real ales

 

About The Festival:

This year was the thirteenth Southampton Beer Festival. The beer festival was organised and run by unpaid volunteers who are members of the Southern Hampshire Branch of the Wessex Region of CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale).

  • Beer of the Festival is voted for by the customers of Southampton Beer Festival.
    This year's Beer of the Festival was "Elderado" from Bowman Ales, near Droxford, Hampshire.
    The full results were:
    Lower strength beers (4.5% abv or below):
    1. Bowman Ales - Elderado
    2. Flowerpots - Perridge Pale
    3. Bowman Ales - Swift One
    Higher stength beers (above 4.5% abv)
    1. Black Isle - Scotch Ale
    2. Oakleaf - Hole Hearted
    3. Jarrow - McConnels Irish Stout
     
  • Cider of the Festival is voted for by the customers of Southampton Beer Festival.
    This year's Cider of the Festival was "Surprise" from C.J.'s, Monmouthshire.
     
  • Hampshire Beer of the Year was not judged at this year's Southampton Beer Festival. Instead it was judged at Hampshire Octoberfest.
    The winning beers were:
    1. 1st Havant - Started (5%)
    2. 2nd Redshoot - Muddy Boot (4.2%)
    3. 3rd Bowman Ales - Elderado (3.5%)

We received excellent press coverage this year - see the article from the Daily Echo.

 

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