Campaign for Real Ale Christine Cryne presents

Login

BEER JUDGING TRAINING - Improve your beer assessment and judging skills

5 October 2024 @ The Bohemia

Ticket(s)

Members

(16 tickets remaining)

This ticket is not refundable due to upfront costs but the ticket maybe passed on

£27.50
Non members

(9 tickets remaining)

This ticket is not refundable due to upfront costs but the ticket maybe passed on

£29.00
Please select tickets for all required sessions before clicking "BUY"
This ticketing system is governed by CAMRA's privacy policy which you can read through here: Privacy Policy
For information on our Fair Processing Notice of your data, please click here: Fair Processing Notice.

Become a CAMRA member

Join to enjoy free/discounted entry to over 180 CAMRA festivals *

Join today

Event Details

BEER JUDGING TRAINING - Improve your beer assessment and judging skills

Come and judge some of the beers shortlisted in either this year's Final of CAMRA's National Champion Bottle Beer of Britain Competition or the London & South East Competition - and get some training while you do it!

This training is aimed at:

  • People who are involved currently with judging (for experienced judges it gives an opportunity for self assessment/reflection) .
  • People who organise CAMRA's Champion Beer of Britain judging competitions (or other judging).
  • CAMRA's Tasting Panel members to give a chance to review their objectivity in scoring
  • Novices to provide an opportunity to see how it is done! The training includes the tasting of 12 beers in three rounds.

The course will start promptly at 12.30pm and will last around 4.5 hours.

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • State the key criteria in judging beer and explain how different factors can influence any judging
  • List the criteria of what makes a good beer judge and the pitfalls that can occur
  • Explain how and why you score a beer down
  • With the use of CAMRA's beer style sheets, be able to state the differences between different beer styles
  • And to demonstrate this knowledge by judging three rounds of beer 'competitions' to CAMRA's standards.

At the end, you will have the option of either taking a short quiz, which if you pass, you will receive a certificate of competence or you can choose not to take the quiz and gain a certificate of attendance. This course is accredited by People 1st, an internationally recognised training company.

The course will cover:

  • How people taste
  • How we assess a beer for CAMRA's Champion Beer of Britain competitions
  • CAMRA's scoring regime
  • How the environment and the judge themselves can influence judging
  • What makes a good judge and what to be aware of (including objectivity versus subjectivity)
  • What makes a good Chair of a Judging Panel
  • CAMRA's beer styles
  • Three practical judging sessions

There will be no break for lunch so please ensure you have eaten before the training. Note that the course will be held downstairs at the Bohemia, which is the Tap Room for the award winning London Brewing Company (no lift),

We regret that as some of the beer has to be purchased in advance, there are no refunds on this course.

The course is being given by Master Trainer, Christine Cryne.

Share Event

The Bohemia

Location

The Bohemia
762-764 High Rd
North Finchley
London
N12 9QH
Christine Cryne

CAMRA Trainer

Contact Christine Cryne