We have had notification from CAMRA HQ that it is intended to produce a Good Beer Guide for publication next year. As with this year the actual publication date will be put back until late October 2021. Whilst we appreciate it is a difficult time, particularly in Lockdown Mk2, it is important that we start the process now in order to meet the deadlines set by HQ.
This year, as per the branch constitution regarding GBG, no pub or club gets an automatic nomination and all pubs for consideration have to be nominated by a branch member. I am therefore asking all branch members to e mail me with nominations of any pub or club they think is worthy of inclusion in the next GBG. You can nominate as many pubs as you like but please note I may come back to you to complete a survey on that pub/club. I need the following details:
Name of Pub
Your CAMRA membership number*
Closing date for nominations is 23:59 Sunday 6 December.
*Your nominations will not be considered without your name and membership number on the e mail.
Send your nominations to ku.gro.armac.bor@gbg
Out of necessity due to the ongoing pandemic, the process is likely to be very different this year
Full GBG surveys must be completed on each pub prior to the selection meeting.
Due to the lockdowns, completion of beer scoring has been very low in volume and a lot of pubs / clubs do not have a valid number of visits / scores. When the pubs do re-open I would encourage you to use beer scoring in every pub you visit, and certainly if you survey a pub.
As things stand, even with the announcement of a possible vaccine, it is very likely we may not be able to hold a selection meeting (due March 2021). The committee will be making contingency plans should this be the case, based on CAMRA guidelines.
Source: Rochdale, Oldham & Bury Branch News