Beer Festival 2018

This is the page for the Northampton County Beer Festival. For other beer festivals, brewery open days etc please see the Events page.

The 2018 Northampton County Beer Festival is now over for another year. A special note of thanks to over 100 volunteers who helped staff the CAMRA run real ale and cider bars.


Results of the judging at the 2018 Northampton County Beer Festival. Well done to all the winners.

Overall Winners
1 Great Oakley Delapre Dark
2 Purple Cow Holy Cow
3 Nobby’s Tressler’s XXX

1 Phipps NBC Midsummer Meadow
2 Potbelly Best
3 Frog Island Best Bitter

Best Bitter
1 Digfield Shacklebush
2 Gun Dog Booze Hound
3= Hart Harts No1
3= Silverstone Chequered Flag

Strong Bitter
1 Frog Island Pond Hop
2 Potbelly Crazy Daze
3 Towcester Mill Black Fire IPA
Golden Ale
1 Rockingham Hop Devil
2 Towcester Mill Bell Ringer
3 Purple Cow Slaughterhouse

Nobby’s Tressler’s XXX – “Nicely balanced mild”

Old Ales and Strong Milds
Great Oakley Delapre Dark

Phipps NBC Ratliffe’s Celebrated Stout

Purple Cow Holy Cow

Barley Wines and Strong Ales
Towcester Mill Big Tun

Traditional Cider
Healy's of Winwick - Just George