Every year we award a “Beer of the Festival” award to the beer that earns the most festival tokens –vote with your tastebuds – who will win this year’s most popular festival ale?

Here are our previous winners…


Deeply Vale Brewery : Citra Storm
A pleasant session ale, bursting with flavours of lemon & grapefruit.


Deeply Vale Brewery : DV8 Stout Wi’ Clout
A moreishly delicious breakfast stout. Thick and creamy, like silk in a glass. Roasted malts, slightly sweet, moderately bitter, suggestions of coffee, chocolate & licorice.


Outstanding Beers : Halloween
A cheeky little number containing ginger, cinnamon and treacle.

Saltaire Brewery : Madagascan Ale
A pale, hoppy beer full of tropical fruit flavours and aromas including guava and pineapple.


Irwell Works Brewery : Three Bad Shepherds
Inspired by The Bad Shepherds this is a light winter ale in the Scottish style with a nutty flavour and long caramel aftertaste.


Irwell Works Brewery : Copper Plate
A new brewery in 2010, Bury Beer Festival was Ramsbottom’s Irwell Works Brewery’s first festival and their first win. Copper Plate is a traditional copper coloured bitter with complex bitterness with a strong hop character.