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27th November 2017

CAMRA and Drinkaware announce the first ever London low alcohol beer competition

Rommel Moseley, Drinkaware Director of Business Development & Partnerships

CAMRA North London will be hosting the first ever competition to find the best low alcohol beer brewed in London at the London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival in March in Camden.


The competition is open to any beer of 3% ABV or lower with the aim of showing that a beer doesn’t have to be strong to be tasty. Alcohol education charity, Drinkaware, are sponsoring the competition.


Rommel Moseley, Drinkaware Director of Business Development and Partnerships said: “Drinkaware is delighted to be sponsoring this first-ever competition to find the Champion Low Alcohol Beer of London. Drinks that are low in alcohol don’t have to be low on taste and it’s good to see a growing number of brewers producing flavourful beers with lower ABVs, which can help customers to moderate their consumption of alcohol and minimise the harms associated with it.”


The Festival’s organiser, Christine Cryne, added: “We welcome entries from any brewery, big or small, in any format, draught, can or bottle, the more the merrier! And we have put together a fantastic list of experienced judges to find us the very best beer. Anyone interested in putting in a beer, or even two, to this inaugural competition, which is free to enter, should contact me.”




Press contact:


Christine Cryne,; 07932 736 827


Ros Shiel,;  07841 694137

Photo: Rommel Moseley


Notes to Editors:


The North London Branch of CAMRA has been running the London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival for 34 years.


Drinkaware is an independent UK-wide, alcohol education charity with the objective of positively changing public behaviour and the national drinking culture. Drinkaware recognises that alcohol is an everyday part of life for millions of people and can be enjoyed in moderation. Its campaigns and projects aim to minimise the harms associated with excessive drinking by helping people make better choices about their drinking. Drinkaware has more than 100 funders, including UK brewers and other alcohol producers, on-trade and off-trade retailers and wholesalers.


The judges for the competition will be:


Mitch Adams Brewery Below, Borough Wines & Beers


Bill Austin CAMRA


Pete Brissenden The Bottle Shop


Gillian Gibson Land of Liberty, Peace & Plenty, Rickmansworth


Paul Hegarty Honorary Secretary, All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group and Honorary Secretary, The British Pub & Beer Group in the European Parliament.


Susanna Forbes Drinks writer, editor & judge


John Keeling Fuller, Smith & Turner Brewery


Zeph King Real Ale Ltd


Nigel Owen Queens Head, King’s Cross


The Festival is at the Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, WC1H 9AU and is open:


Wed 14 March   11.30-3 free      5-10.30pm £4


Thu  15 March  11.30-2.30 free 5-10.30pm £4


Fri    16 March   12-10.30pm    £4


Image: Rommel Moseley, Drinkaware Director of Business Development and Partnerships


More details on the Festival can be found at: