Chippenham Beer Festival 2013
Thank you to the Olympiad staff, all the volunteers, festival goers, and not forgetting the sub-committee of course, who made this another successful festival.
Also look out for photographs in the Gallery.
Beer of the Festival (as voted by those attending)
1st Dark Star, American Pale Ale (last years runner up)
2nd Box Steam, Evening Star
Cider/Perry of the Festival (as voted by those attending)
1st Westons, Old Rosie & Handmade, White Lable joint 1st place.
3rd Handmade, Crazy Diamond
At this year's festival we were also asked to set up a blind tasting panel to chose a beer from the South West Region to put forward to the national final.
Each CAMRA beer Festival in the South West had been asked to vote on one particular beer type, i.e. Mild, Bitter, Best Bitter, Stout, etc..
The winner from each of those festivals was available at the Chippenham Beer festival and our tasting panel, after blind tasting, chose Walkers, Old Freddie Walker as the beer to go on to the National Final...it was hard job but someone had to do it!
Gareth MacDonald – Chairman of the Beer festival sub-committee
Dave Maloney – Chairman, NW Wilts CAMRA