Have Your Say & Help Choose 2017 Champion Beer of Britain:

 

CAMRA’s Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 2016 Binghams’ Vanilla Stout, brewed in Berkshire, was named Supreme Champion Beer of Britain at this year’s Great British Beer Festival. Chris Bingham is delighted with the interest the award has attracted, saying: ‘The Gold award in Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 2016 means a huge amount to Binghams Brewery and has created a surge of interest in Vanilla Stout and our other beers from not only the public at our brewery shop but also pubs and wholesalers.’

 

Now to 2017…Now that we have crowned this year’s Champion Beers it’s time for you to consider the beers you want to nominate for the next Champion Beer of Britain (CBoB) competition.

All CAMRA members have the chance to nominate beers from their local area via the CBoB voting website. This means that beers from all parts of the country have an equal chance to be nominated.

You can nominate up to five beers in each of the eleven categories to be put forward for the CBoB competition, but if you only want to nominate beers in one category, or even just one beer, that’s fine. The more votes we get, the better the results will be.

You do not have to nominate all the beers in one go. You can alter your selections anytime up to the deadline on 1st November.

Not all beers are eligible for CBoB; mainstream beer styles like Bitters, Best Bitters, Strong Bitters & Golden Ales have to be available for at least 7 months of the year. Other beer styles have to be available for a lesser period depending on the rarity and seasonality of the beer style.

Initial nominations for CBoB are made at a local level so only beers that are produced in the area near you (based on your registered address) will be available for nomination. We realise that some of you will drink beers from a wider area, but many members find very long lists of beers with which they are unfamiliar very off-putting.

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Tritton Tank

Cathedral Heights brewer, Steve Marston and Lincoln CAMRA committee member, Ashley Sewell, mashing the Festival ale Tritton Tank, brewed to mark 100 years since the first operational use of the tank, during the First World War.  The Tank Mark 1 was based on “Little Willie” (The Lincoln Machine) which was built at William Foster and Company of Lincoln.
The tank-themed beers at the festival are:

  • Tritton Tank (the Festival ale) from Cathedral Heights Brewery at Bracebridge Heath.
  • Challenger II from Newby Wyke Brewery at Grantham.
  • Tank Ale from Pheasantry Brewery at East Markham.