Winter Ale Festival

waf_13_logo.pngThank goodness for Twitter! Thanks to Twitter I remember what I had to drink last night at the CAMRA Winter Ale Festival. I had a 25 min queue to get in which wasn’t great, and then I ended up on my own because Michael couldn’t face the queue (and I don’t blame him!).


  • Devil’s Dyke Winter Ale, made in Reach in Cambridgeshire. 4.2%
  • Hopshackle Historic Porter, made in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, 4.8%
  • Iceni Men of Norfolk was quite chocolaty, from Mundford in Norfolk, 6%

Had a chat with Hilary and her partner, and had a taste of his 10% Elveden Harwich Charter Ale, from Thetford, which was very nice indeed. These were all half pints but even so I was pretty tipsy! Met MIchael at the Free Press afterwards for an IPA! I think overall the beers were weaker this year.