33rd Cambridge Beer Festival

Tonight was the first night of the 33rd Cambridge Beer Festival. We went along about 6 pm and it was pretty muddy and busy already. We had a nice meal of ham, bread and cheese, with a chilli-pickled egg, pork pie and a scotch egg on the side. We happened to sit near a stand giving away free Woodeforde’s beer, so we tried some of this for free!33rd Cambridge Beer Festival Logo

Michael tried:

  • Hereward, St Ethelreda’s Golden Bitter (Ely)
  • Beartown Wheat Beer (Congleton, Cheshire)
  • Woodeforde’s Wherry (Norfolk)
  • Woodeforde’s Nelson’s Revenge (Norfolk)
  • 1648 Bee Head (Kings Head, East Hoathly, East Sussex)

Graham tried

  • Royal Ginger—ginger flavoured, which was good fun.
  • Woodeforde’s Wherry (Norfolk)
  • Iceni, Maris Lane Bitter (Ickburugh, Norfolk) Probably the best beer I tried this evening.
  • Moling Red (Southern Ireland) — I like red beers, but this was awful, I took it back and Toby (the barman) agreed and I got a replacement second beer!
  • Mayflower, Dandelion & Burdock (Royal Oak, Wigan) with Burdock syrup in it, tasted strongly of the favouring—quite medicinal.

The rain didn’t seem to dampen spirits and the first night of the festival was in full swing when we left around 8.45. Full beer list.