"Loved the slim line programme"
"Good festival, plenty of seats"
"We missed the festival last year – so glad to see it back and very
grateful to all who put it on!"
"Great to be back"
"Best word in the programme: juxtaposition."
"Good to see it so well supported, unpretentious.
"Nice event as ever. Keep it going"
"Just the right size in terms of venue and number of beers"
"Best beer festival I’ve been to"
"Will be back"
"Good fest, good club"
Redditch Winter Ale Festival
Winter Ale Festival
It was great to see old and new faces at the Winter
Ale Festival this year at the Rocklands Social Club.
We had around 550 people through the doors across the two days
and raised around £180 for charity from donated tokens, so thank you.
We had 270 people voting for Beer and Cider of the
festival which is a record for this festival.
Salitaire - Elderflower Blonde, Ambridge - Jester and Shed -
Spotted Cock were joint Beer of the festival winners and Green Valley –
Rum Tiddley Tum was the Cider of the festival.
We hope you enjoyed the festival and look forward
to seeing you all at our Bromsgrove Beer festival at the Rugby Club near
the end of June. Keep a look
out for the adverts. If you
are interested in helping out at this festival then please contact us as
work will start on this very shortly.
Ambridge (Inkberrow, Worcestershire): Citra 4.4%
Ambridge (Inkberrow, Worcestershire): Jester 4.5%
Angel (Halesowen, West Midlands): Banefyre Stout 5%
Fixed Wheel (Black Heath, West Midlands): Chain Reaction 4.2%
Green Duck (Stourbridge, West Midlands): Blond 4.2%
Kinver (Kinver, Staffordshire): Full Centurion 10%
Kinver (Kinver, Staffordshire): One Fat Lady 8%
Popes (Worcester,Worcestershire): Victorian Chestnut 4%
Rock and Roll (Digbeth, Birmingham): Falcon 4.2%
Shed (Solihull, West Midlands): Spotted Cock 5%
Weatheroak (Studley, Warwickshire): Bees Knees 3.7%
Weatheroak (Studley, Warwickshire): Portly Miss Stout 4.5%
Abbeydale (Sheffield, South Yorkshire): Absolution 5.3%
Blue Bee (Shefield, South Yorkshire): Reet Pale 4%
Celt Experience (Caerphilly, South Wales): Brigid Fire 6.3%
Elephant School (Brentwood, Essex): Chockwork Orange 6.5%
Elland (Elland, West Yorkshire): Ellium 3.8%
Flipside (Colwick, Nottinghamshire): Russian Rouble 7.3%
Gloucester (Gloucester,Gloucestershire): Black Citra 4%
Hales (Nottinghamshire): Ice-kissed heart 4.3%
Highland Brewing Co (Orkney,Scotland): Scapa Special 4.2%
Itchen Valley (New Alresford, Hampshire): Tea Clipper 4.2%
Mallinsons (Huddersfield, West Yorkshire): Nelson Sauvin 3.8%
Morton (Essington, Staffordshire): Easington Old Ale 5%
Ossett (Ossett, West Yorkshire): Excelsior 5.2%
Otley (Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan): Hop Angeles 4.8%
Rudgate (Tockwith, North Yorkshire): Orange Ginger Rye 4%
Salamander (Bradford, West Yorkshire): Mudpuppy 4.2%
Saltaire (Shipley, West Yorkshire): Elderflower Blonde 4%
Slaters (Stafford, Staffordshire): Top Totty 4%
Three Tuns (Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire): Faust Banana 5.5%
Titanic (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire): Nautical Mild 4.8%
White Horse (Faringdon, Oxfordshire): Black Horse Porter 5%
Maxim (Houghton Le Spring, Durham): Andersons Best Scotch 4.2%
West Berkshire (Yattendon, Berkshire): Grizzle 4.2%
Biddenden (Biddenden, Kent): Cider
Celtic Marshes (Bishops Frome, Herefordshire): Thundering Molly
Green Valley (Clyst St George, Devon): Rum Tiddly Tum
Gwatkin (Abbey-Dore, Herefordshire): Gamecock Cider
Snailsbank (Bishops Frome, Herefordshire): Tumbledown Apple-Sweet
Tardebigge (Tutnall, Worcestershire): Cider
Gregg's Pit (Much Marcle, Herefordshire): Perry
Gwatkin (Abbey-Dore, Herefordshire): Squeel Pig Perry
Redditch and Bromsgrove
"1st time visitor, very impressed!!!"
"Good to see the support"
"Very impressed, staff were first class"
"Nice to see this festival back, very good effort by all concerned"
"It was all very nice. Travelled from Amblecote in
Stourbridge and worth every part of the journey. I
I’d recommend Rocklands to anyone. It was also so
friendly. Staff pushed that extra mile"
"Great atmosphere, friendly bunch!"
"Excellent and well run. Plenty of seating, good
"Excellent attendance, good atmosphere"