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National Winter Ales Festival 2016

Find out which beer will be named the CAMRA Champion Winter Beer of Britain (CWBOB) this year at CAMRA’s National Winter Ales Festival.

nwaf162CAMRA’s second biggest national festival will be taking place at the Derby Roundhouse for a second year in a row. This is the country’s biggest showcase of the best winter porters, stouts, old ales and barley wines.

The Champion Winter Beer of Britain will be judged during the festival’s opening day. The finest porters, stouts, old ales and barley wines will be blind-tasted by a judging panel, the winners from each category will make it into the 2016 Champion Beer of Britain competition, taking place at the Great British Beer Festival in August at Olympia, London.

The Trade Session for licensees, breweries and the media will be held on Wednesday 17th February from 1pm to 4pm.

The festival is then open to the public from 4pm/11pm; and from Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th 11am/11pm.
DSC_0333Come and mix with fellow Journalists, Publicans, Brewers and others passionate and involved in the promotion and appreciation of beer.  Follow the link and complete the form: http://nwaf.org.uk/trade
  • If attending can you please wear a badge to ensure you get the most out of this gathering.
  • Around 3:15pm the Champion Winter Beer of Britain will be declared.
  • This is the last NWAF in Derby as in 2017 the Festival will move to a new host city, location to be announced on 17th February.

For press passes please email [email protected] before Monday 15th February.