Beer Scoring and Good Beer Guide Selection
CAMRA publishes it's Good Beer Guide (GBG) every Autumn. The Bath and Borders Branch monitors beer quality in pubs across our branch area in the preceding year and in late Spring selects some pubs for inclusion in the guide (e.g. pubs included in the 2024 Guide published in Sep 2023 - would have been monitored from Spring 2022 to late Spring 2023 ).
The process draws heavily on National Beer Scoring System beer scores submitted by members throughout the year, if you arent familiar with beer scoring full details are here :- CAMRA Beer Scoring Guide.
The key point is that it's difficult to recommend a pub for inclusion if it has no or very few beer scores. So if you want to influence GBG selection PLEASE BEER SCORE it's easy !
The process that we use to select pubs for the Bath & Borders allocation is here :- Good Beer Guide Selection Process
Note that to keep the size of the book manageable (and affordable) each Branch has a maximum allocation - if a pub isnt the guide that doesnt mean its a "bad" pub , many pubs serving good ale miss out - only the very good make the cut.
If you have any queries or questions about beer scoring or GBG selection then feel free to contact pubsATbathandborders.camra.org.uk ( replacing AT with @ - sadly we have to take precautions against email harvesting and spam emails) or better still come along to a branch meeting or social - details here Branch Diary.