Southampton Beer
Festival 2006

1st to 3rd June

at Southampton Guildhall


Southampton Beer Festival - over 80 real ales


About The Festival:

This year was the tenth Southampton Beer Festival. The beer festival was organised and run by unpaid volunteers who are members of the Southern Hampshire Branch of the Wessex Region of CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale).

  • The "Hampshire Beer of the Year 2006" competition was judged and announced on the Thursday night of the festival.

    Oakleaf Hole Hearted was voted "Hampshire Beer of the Year" by our tasting panel for the second consecutive year, and for the fourth time in five years.
  • Beer of the Festival is voted for by the customers of Southampton Beer Festival.

    This year's Beer of the Festival was "Summer is Icumin" from Triple fff Brewery, near Alton.
  • The full results were:
    Lower strength beers (4.5% abv or below):
    1. Marble - Ginger Marble
    2. Triple fff Moondance
    3. Copper Dragon - Challenger IPA
    Higher stength beers (above 4.5% abv)
    1. Triple fff - Summer is Icumin
    2. Oakleaf Hole Hearted
    3. Stumpy's IKB