CAMRA calls on member votes for Champion Beer of Britain

By James Evison contact

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Vote now: the Champion Beer of Britain will be crowned at the Great British Beer Festival
Vote now: the Champion Beer of Britain will be crowned at the Great British Beer Festival

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The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has called for its members to vote for their favourite local brews to win the jewel in the real ale crown, the Champion Beer of Britain.

CAMRA made the call with just over a week to go until the deadline for nominations of its Champion Beer of Britain award from the membership.

The move comes halfway through the voting period and CAMRA is eager to see more members submitting their favourite beers.

Previous recent winners of the competition, which is announced at the annual Great British Beer Festival in August, include Tiny Rebel’s Cwtch, Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker and Binghams Vanilla Stout.

Nominations limit

Members can nominate up to five beers from 11 categories for the competition – although members can also choose to have just one vote, if wanted.

Seasonal ales are ineligible within the mainstream beer styles such as bitters, best bitters, strong bitters and golden ales – and have to be available for at least seven months of the year – in order to qualify for the competitions.

Other beer styles can be available for a reduced period, depending on rarity and seasonality.

Additionally, nominations for the Champion Beer of Britain are at first made at a local level – so brews must be produced within the locality of a member's registered address. 

Voting methods

Votes can be cast through the Champion Beer of Britain website or contacting CAMRA by phone or email.

CAMRA is also using the hashtag #votecbob​ on social media to spread the word about voting for the award.

Voting closes on 1 November 2016.

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