CAMRA shows a lot of bottle at the BBC Good Food Show

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For the first time the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Champion Bottled Beer of Britain competition will be judged and announced at the BBC Good Food Show Winter, taking place at the NEC Birmingham on the 24th November between 12-1pm.

To mark the occasion, CAMRA has teamed up with the UK’s leading online beer retailer Beer Hawk to offer tutored tastings with industry experts every day of the Good Food Show. The “Great British Beer Tasting Experience” will give attendees the chance to sample some of the award-winning beers, explore new tastes, learn about the art of brewing and gain an insight into the diversity of real ale. The Champion Bottled Beer of Britain judging will take place on the first day of the Good Food Show at an event that will be open to all attendees. Tickets are available on the door and in advance.

The Champion Bottled Beer of Britain Award is celebrating its 25th anniversary of recognising the best example of Real Ale in a Bottle as selected by a panel of experts. The final competition and judging follows a series of local member voting rounds and regional judging competitions throughout the year.

CAMRA’s National Director, Nick Boley, responsible for the competition, says: “We are delighted that the Champion Bottled Beer of Britain Award will be hosted at the BBC Good Food Show this year giving more people the opportunity to come and learn about beer tasting and experience some of the best bottled beers the UK has to offer. To win the award demonstrates a high level of creativity and ingenuity in the brewing process and is considered one of the highest achievement in the beer world.”

BBC Good Food Show attendees are invited to join CAMRA and Beer Hawk for the beer tutoring experience to discover how they can judge beers themselves. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase a case of beer featuring the 15 Champion Bottled Beer of Britain finalists exclusively from Beer Hawk. CAMRA members can receive a 20% discount for Good Food Show Entry by quoting CAMRA when booking tickets.


Notes to editor:

 If you are attending the BBC Good Food Show or would like to attending the Great British Beer Tasting Experience, please contact

About CAMRA:

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is a not-for-profit consumer group with over 183,000 members that has been operating since 1971. Our vision is to have quality real ale and thriving pubs in every community. The Champion Bottled Beer of Britain award has been running for 25 years, and has traditionally taken place at the annual Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) with the Champion Beer of Britain Awards.

Tickets to CAMRA’s Great British Beer Experience can be purchased at:

For media attendees, please contact

About the BBC Good Food Show:

The BBC Good Food Show is a celebration of Britain’s food and drink, bringing visitors a wide range of products and entertainment with live demonstrations from world class chefs including Tom Kerridge and Raymond Blanc. 

CAMRA Press Office:

01727 337 863 



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