Cambridge & District CAMRA 19th Cambridge Winter Ale Festival

Thursday 22nd—Saturday 24th January 2015
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Porter The Penguin Enjoys a Snowball Fight
Welcome, to the 19th Cambridge Winter Ale Festival, Cambridge & District CAMRA's winter Beer Festival.

We are very proud of our festival, we put a lot of time and effort into making it the best we can, we hope that you visit us and have an enjoyable time.

About our Festival

The Cambridge Winter Ale Festival had a brief outing in 1986, before starting it's current run in 1997.

The Winter Ale Festival is generally held in late January at the University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge, we are again pleased to be working with the excellent team at the USC (University Social Club) to bring you the 18th Winter Ale Festival.

The 19th Cambridge Winter Ale Festival, sees Porter the Penguin, the new Winter Ale Festival mascot, enjoying? a snowball fight. This is the third in a series of 5 specially designed logos created exclusively for the festival. Apart from adoring the web site, he will also be featured on the festival glasses and the posters, so keep an eye out for him in your local pub.

Thank you to all of you - our visitors, that came to see us at the 18th Winter Ale Festival, we hope you enjoyed yourselves and found a beer or two or three to your liking and will come back to join us for a traditional drink from the wide range of beers.

Thanks go to you, our poor unpaid hard working volunteers without whom, there wouldn't have been a festival and for helping make the 18th Cambridge Winter Ale Festival a success. We look forward to seeing you again in 2015.

Planning is already under way for the 19th Cambridge Winter Ale Festival in 2015. We are already planning an exciting beer selection, with a delicious range of winter ales. The beers, will not be all dark and heavy beers, as we are planning to have something for everyone on offer. With a wide range of beers from pale to dark colours and high to low ABV’s from national and of course our local breweries.
We will also have a brilliant arrangement of foreign beers and locally produced ciders, including our specially made in-house mulled cider.
We are planning to have around 100 real ales, plus local ciders and foreign beers.

The Cambridge Winter Ale Festival needs you!

The Cambridge Winter Ale Festival is run entirely by unpaid volunteers, without our volunteers the beer festival would not go on. We are in need of volunteers, even if you can only do one shift or even just a few hours to cover meal breaks, it would help us tremendously. You can get more details on the volunteering page.

Opening Times and Admission

Details of the opening times and admission are available here.
The festival supports and operates the Challenge21 scheme; if you are lucky enough to look young, then please don't be offended if and when you are asked for ID.
The only acceptable ID is a government issued photo ID (photo driving licence or passport) or a card showing the PASS Scheme hologram. We thank you for your co-operation and understanding.

The Cambridge Winter Ale Festival Poster

We would like it very much if you could display the festivals poster at your place of work, social club or village/community notice board, if you can, then you can download a PDF of the 19th Cambridge Winter Ale Festival Poster