Remember, the Champion Beer of Britain (CBOB) nomination period is open now and over 1,000 CAMRA members nationwide have already submitted beers from their region.
As last year, all CAMRA members can nominate their choices via the national CBOB voting website and take part in choosing the Champion Beer of Britain.
The beers judged in the national finals go through a very rigorous process to be selected, including a series of regional competitions in nine areas to find the best regional beer in each of the eleven beer style categories. In each region, the beers selected for the local competitions are determined by member nominations and Tasting Panel input.
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 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01727 798 8440.
Having logged in you will be able to access information about the nomination schedule.
If your Branch straddles more than one of the CBOB areas you will be able to vote, if you choose, in each area.
The CBOB nomination process is broken down initially into a Regional competition.
The website allows you to:
• Nominate up to five beers in each of the eleven categories to be put forward for the CBOB competition.
• If you only want to vote for a few beers that is permitted.
• You do not have to nominate all the beers in one go. You can alter your selections anytime up until the 30th November.
• Not all beers are eligible for CBOB, mainstream beer styles like Bitters, Best Bitters, and 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 of the beer style.
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. Last year we had a large number of members voting and it was the 2nd most supported CAMRA activity after the Good Beer Guide pub selection process. This year I hope we can further build on that success. So get online and get involved now!
This year the nomination period runs until Saturday, 30th November 2014