That's it for 2015...!

We had more than 460 real ales, more than 100 ciders and perries housed in a spacious marquee with ample seating, a huge beer garden and a wide selection of food stalls. All this and music too from a wide range of acts.

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What was your favourite beer?

Place your vote for the public beer of the festival on our voting form

SIBA North East Region Beer competition 2015

Brewers from all over the north east entered beers to the competition and were tasted by a panel of judges on Wednesday afternoon. The overall champion beers were :

Gold: Mordue Brewery IPA 5.1%

Silver: Elland Brewery 1872 Porter 6.5%

Bronze: Settle Brewing Company Nine Standards No4 Amber Ale 3.7%

Come along to the beer festival to try these and the other award winning beers. You can find the full list on the SIBA North East award winners website.

LocAle Awards

The York CAMRA LocAle competition was also run on Wednesday afternoon. Local brewers from within 25 milles of York entered their beers and the winners are shown below. The beers were all available at the festival for everyone to try and enjoy!

Overall winners

  1. Bad Seed/North Riding - Raspberry Red
  2. Northern Monk - New World IPA
  3. Hop Studio - Porter 

Pale and Amber less than 4%

  1. BAD Co - Whiter Shade of Pale
  2. BAD Co - Comfortably Numb
  3. Rudgate - Viking

Pale and Amber 4 - 4.4%

  1. Brass Castle - Mosaic
  2. Collingham - Artisan's Choice
  3. Northem Monk - Eternal

Dark less than and equal to 5%

  1. Hop Studio - Porter
  2. Great Yorkshire - Yorkshire Blackout
  3. Leeds - Midnight Bell

Pale and Amber 4.5-5%

  1. Tigertops - Class 2CV
  2. York - Otherside IPA
  3. Kirkstall-Dissolution IPA

Pale and Amber 5.1-5.9%

  1. Brass Castle - Sunshine
  2. BAD CO. - Wild Gravity
  3. Great Heck - Shanker IPA

Dark above 5%

  1. Fernandez - Black Voodoo
  2. Brass Castle - Annexation
  3. Harrogate - Kursaal Imperial Stout

Pale and Amber 6% +

  1. Northern Monk - New World IPA
  2. Wharfe Bank - Oberon
  3. Five Towns - Summat Else 


  1. Bad Seed/North Riding - Raspberry Red
  2. Brass Castle - Black Forest
  3. Great Heck - Amish Mash


On the Knavesmire, near Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1DJ


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16th - 19th September


Wednesday 16th

5.30 - 11pm

Thursday 17th - Saturday 19th

12 - 11pm

Admission Charges

Public/CAMRA members


Wednesday 16th £3/£1

Thursday 17th £4/£2

Friday 18th £5/£3

Saturday 19th £5/£3

Got a question?

Over the years we have managed to answer quite a few questions about the beer & cider festival. We now provide a comprehensive FAQ section to assist you before, during and after.

If you've got a question visit our FAQ section

Beer List

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More than 450 real ales will be available at this years festival, available to the public from across the UK and from further afield.

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Cider & Perry list

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Just over 100 ciders and perries will accompany the huge selection of beers to continue to give a wide breadth and depth to the festival.

View the full cider & perry list