It was such a success organisers could not resist bringing it back.
Winchester Guildhall staged its first beer festival for a generation last year and the two-day event sold out.
The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) is now selling tickets for the 2012 festival on March 16&17.
More than 100 real ales, ciders and perries will be on offer plus Hampshire Fare food producers and live music.
Several Hampshire breweries will be serving their latest tipples, along with others from further afield.
Tickets are available at pubs and other venues in the city.