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Champion Beer of Britain to be announced in new awards ceremony

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Champion Beer of Britain to be announced in new awards ceremony

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The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) will announce the winners of the Champion Beer of Britain competition at the Great British Beer Festival this year in a new awards ceremony.

The announcement will take place on the trade day of CAMRA’s event at Hilton London Olympia Hotel on 9 August.

Previously, the winners have been revealed during the festival and the awards ceremony has been staged in October, a couple of months after the festival.

CAMRA said the new timing for the announcement of the winners will provide an added emphasis and kudos to the awards, giving them an Oscars-style ‘red carpet’ treatment.

CAMRA chairman Colin Valentine said: “We know that the recognition of being a winner of any category in the Champion Beer of Britain Competition carries with it huge credibility for any brewery.

“It is seen by consumers and the trade as a vote of confidence in the quality and taste of a beer and we are delighted to have a dedicated Awards evening to showcase and highlight the very best of British brewing.”

The Awards have been part of the GBBF for 38 years and the entries are judged by beer experts, CAMRA representatives and members of the public in a blind tasting during the Trade Day of GBBF at the Olympia London exhibition hall.

The top finalists in each category are awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold in their category. With the highest accolade – the Supreme Champion Beer of Britain – announced from all Gold Award Winners.

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