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Have your say and choose your Champion Beer of Britain

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. The voting period is now open, and we would like as many members as possible submitting their votes for their favourite local beers.
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 at midnight 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.
CAMRA is currently carrying out a complete root and branch revision of our beer styles, but the current styles will be used this and next year.
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 also tend to only drink more local beers. This will be the last year using this system; next year members will be able to vote for a wider selection of beers if they so choose.

How to Vote

Any CAMRA member can login into the CBoB website www.cbobvoting.org.uk using their member login details. If you have forgotten these details you can reset your password by clicking here.
Alternatively, you can contact the Membership Services team emailing membership@camra.org.uk or calling 01727 798 8440.
Having logged in you will be able to access information about the nomination schedule.
The CBoB voting system gives every CAMRA member the opportunity to
have a say in who wins and becomes CAMRA’s Champion Beer of
Britain, don’t moan about which beers get judged at GBBF, get involved
and vote for your favourites.
Spread the word once you’ve voted #votecbob.
This year the nomination period runs from Saturday, 1st September 2018 to midnight on Thursday, .15th November 2018.

Dambusters Inn takes county crown

Lincoln CAMRA’s top pub, the Dambusters Inn at Scampton, has gone one better, with the award of Lincolnshire Pub of the Year for 2018. Judges from the Campaign for Real Ale visited the winning pubs from each of the CAMRA branches in the county and assessed the quality of the beer, the atmosphere, service and community focus.
Landlord, Greg Algar, has been in charge at the Dambusters since 2009. During that time, he has increased the number of handpumps from two to seven, dispensing a changing selection of ales from breweries in the local area and further afield. And he has installed a microbrewery behind the pub to produce house beers. However, the most striking feature is the unique collection of memorabilia and information about 617 Squadron and the famous bombing raid. The murals on the walls of the toilets are also a talking point.
Lincoln CAMRA chairman, Aaron Joyce, said, “We’re delighted that the Dambusters is getting the recognition it deserves. This is the third year running that it has been our local winner and now it’s gone one better. Greg and his team do a great job.”

The runner-up in the competition was the Brown Cow at Louth.
The other pubs in contention were:
Ebrington Arms, Kirkby on Bain
Sun and Anchor, Scotter
Red Lion, Newton
Station Hotel, Habrough
Anchor, Bourne
White Swan, Barton upon Humber

The Dambusters now goes forward to the East Midlands round of the competition, where it will be up against the best pubs from Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire.

Lincoln Beer Festival Needs You!

Planning is well underway for this years Lincoln Beer Festival. It’s shaping up to be another great event, but as usual we can not run it without your help!

Jobs include; getting people admitted into the festival, dispensing glasses to thirsty attendees, serving on one of our three bars, assisting the volunteering team, selling products at our CAMRA shop & signing up new members to the campaign on our membership stand. No experience? Don’t worry! Our core team of volunteers are happy to show you the ropes.

Benefits of working include;

    • Free Refreshments
    • Free Beer
    • Food Subsidy

(Terms & conditions apply)

Any time you can spare is much appreciated be it one shift, one day or more!

Please visit Lincoln Beer Festival Volunteering for the volunteering form.

Volunteers needed on the following days on the following areas, these are the times of the day we need people, you do not have to do a full 12 hours, any time you can offer in any of the following areas is much appreciated, be it 3/4 hours or more!

UPDATED 22/05/18

Festival Set up;

Wednesday 23rd May 3-5 volunteers (Lunch provided)


Festival Open;

    Thursday 24th May
    Ale Bar 18:00-Close 5 volunteers
    • Door (Admissions) 15:00-17.00
    Products/membership 17:00-24:00 1 volunteer

    Friday 25th May
    Ale Bar  18:00-19:00 5 volunteers 19:00-24:00 6/7 volunteers
    Imported Bar 17:00-24:00 1 volunteer
    Door (Admissions) 16:00-19:00 2 volunteers
    Gate 17:00-18:00 1 volunteer
    Glasses 16:00-17:00 1 volunteer
    Products/Membership 16:00-19:00 1 volunteer

    Saturday 26th May
    Ale Bar 17:00-19:00 5 volunteers, 19:00-21:00 6, 21:00-close 7 volunteers
    Imported Bar 12:00-15:00 2 volunteers
    Gate 17:00-20:00 1 volunteer
    Door 11:15-13:00 1 volunteers, 16:00-18:00 2 volunteers, 18:00-21:00 3 volunteers
    Products/Membership 17:00-19:00 1 volunteer
    Glasses Counter 18:00-24:00 2 volunteers

    Take Down
    Sunday 27th 8 volunteers that can move scaffolding
    Tuesday 29th 5 volunteers to load scaffolding (Breakfast roll and soft drink/coffee provided)