Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

TWAF 2019

The increasingly popular Tewkesbury Winter Ale Festival will be again held at the George Watson Hall on the 31st January to the 2 Feb 2019 (Thu-Sat).

This is the 24th Tewkesbury Winter Ales Festival and will have 80 Winter Ales plus local cider and perry.

This year we will be hosting the judging of a preliminary round of the CAMRA South West Cider of the Year award. Eight Gloucestershire ciders are being judged ... the winner will be in the frame to go on to the national final at Reading later in the year. All the finalists will be on sale for you to taste, so see if you agree with our judges’ favourite at the festival.

Open: Thursday 31st Jan (CAMRA Card holders Only) 7.00pm-11pm, Friday 1st Feb 11am-11pm and Saturday 2nd Feb 11am-8pm, Members with a valid CAMRA card will be given a beer token at all paid sessions, Locally sourced food will also be available at all sessions.

Here is the final version of the TWAF 2019 Programme which has gone to print today.

Beer of the festival results were

TWAF BOF 2019 Winner, Inferno Brewery Cherry Hot 44 points

Here is Steve Kisby Presenting Chris Bowley with his certificate

2nd place Moor Brewery Old Freddie Walker 31 points

3rd place BBF Midnight Magic 28 points

Results of the Gloucestershire Ale, Cider and Perry judging are :-


1.Cotswold lion black sheep porter

2.Inferno cherry hot

Joint 3rd.Corinium 1AD and Prescot winter session ruby stout


1.Jolter press cider

2.Out of the orchard

3.Roddys revenge


1. Forgotten Orchard

2. Out of the orchard

Festival Goers can donate any un-spent tokens to charity, this year we nominated a local Charity "Gloucestershire Young Carers", and we raised £375.

Here is a card from the Charity.