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The Slaphead Shield


Awarded to the favourite beer of the festival.  Dedicated to John Bodiam an Alton man who played a significant part in the revival of Real Ale in Alton.

Winning beers and ciders as voted for by you the punters who come and enjoy your favourite tipple.  In every festival brochure there is a voting form and you select your favourite beer.  We tot up the votes from every session and present the trophy, which is engraved with all the winners at a celebratory lunch when the chosen good causes receive their cheques.

The Slaphead Shield 2002-15

Summer
Winter
Beer
Brewer
Beer
Brewer
2015
Goldfffinger
Triple fff
Plum Mild
Banks & Taylor
2014
American Pale Ale
Dark Star
Triple Chocoholic
Saltaire
2013
Moondance
Triple fff
Winter Bourbon Stout
Triple fff
2012
Fruit Bat
Banks & Taylor
Moondance
Triple fff
2011
Red Apple Cider
Mr Whiteheads
Betty Stoggs
Skinners
2010
Jona Gold
Mr Whiteheads
Comfortably Numb
Triple fff
2009
MTB 227
Banks & Taylor
Comfortably Numb
Triple fff
2008
Honey Blonde
Downton
Golden Fox
Banks & Taylor
2007
Moondance
Triple fff
Durdle Door
Moondance
Dorset
Triple fff
2006
Dragon Slayer
Banks & Taylor
Winter Meltdown
Dark Star
2005
Shere Drop
Surrey Hills
Over the Moon
Dark Star
2004
Summa is acumin
Triple fff
2003
Moondance
Triple fff
2002
Moondance
Triple fff

The Slaphead Shield 2017

2017 Winter Champion Beers:

Dancing Man - Haunted by New Zealand

Wild Weather - Curse of Threepwood

Second:

Red Cat - Seven

Third - triple tie:

Ashover Brewery - Milk Stout

Chiltern Brewery - Earl Grey

Red Cat - Smoggy


The Slaphead Shield 2016

2016 Summer Champion Beer:

Chiltern  Brewery - Chiltern Black

Second:

Dancing Man - Big Casino

Third:

Indigenous Brewery - Ammo Belle

CrackleRock - Crackerjack

Dorset Nectar - Elderflower

2016 Winter Champion Beer:

Vibrant Forest - Oat & Coffee Stout

Second:

Colchester Brewery - Romani lte Domum

Third:

Dartmoor - Dragon’s Breath

Fastest Selling Beer:

Hunters - Crispy Pig