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St Albans Beer Festival 2011 (CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Arbor Ales - New SierraExcellent1
That Little Place - Ale5Excellent1
London Fields - Session AleExcellent1
Teignworthy - Russian Imperial PorterExcellent1
East London (ELB) - Pale AleExcellent1
Irwell Works - Iron Plate Best BitterExcellent1
Maldon - The Hotel PorterExcellent1
Cleveland - Black StuffExcellent1
Epicurus Craft Beer (formerly Hornbeam) - Lemon BlossonExcellent1
Small Paul's - Challenger 2Excellent1
Geeves - No. 1Excellent1
West Country - SomerExcellent1
Black Paw - GoldExcellent1
Old Cross - Laugh n' TitterGood1

Visits Details

28 Sep 2011 (thebrewingman)
Quietish first day. More than enough beers on with plenty in reserve.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Maldon - The Hotel Porter4.10Excellent
Epicurus Craft Beer (formerly Hornbeam) - Lemon Blosson3.70ExcellentNot as lemony as I would expect
Geeves - No. 13.80Excellent
Black Paw - Gold4.00Excellent
Arbor Ales - New Sierra4.00ExcellentWell hoppy
London Fields - Session Ale4.00Excellent
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00ExcellentA good session bitter.
Irwell Works - Iron Plate Best Bitter3.80Excellent
Cleveland - Black Stuff4.50Excellent
Small Paul's - Challenger 24.30ExcellentVery hoppy
West Country - Somer3.90ExcellentHoppy golden beer
That Little Place - Ale55.00Excellent
Teignworthy - Russian Imperial Porter13.00ExcellentSuperb beer to finish with. Almost needed a knife and fork.
Old Cross - Laugh n' Titter3.70GoodFairly bland.

About the St Albans Beer Festival 2011

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent13
Good1
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3LD.

Located in the St Albans Arena. Main room has both the Main Bar and Stage Bar on the stage, there was an upstairs bar with more seating and beers from Hertfordshire breweries and then the downstairs with the foreign beer bar and more seating. Good range of both UK micros and foreign beer.

We have visited this pub once, seen 14 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: AL1 3LD