London Tasting Panel

The London Tasting Panel is one of many CAMRA Tasting Panels across the UK. They are responsible for tasting all the beers that are regularly brewed within the Region, in this case London, and for submitting the descriptions to CAMRA's Good Beer Guide.

They also put forward beers to CAMRA's Champion Beer of Britain Competition.

All of the Panel members are volunteers, who have been trained. From time to time, training sessions take place to bring in new tasters. No experience is necessary just a willingness to fill in tasting cards throughout the year and seek out London Breweries' beers.

The Panel get together a couple of times a year to visit breweries and help standardise the scoring on the cards. You can find details of some of their trips in the London Breweries page.

The last training was in July 2015 at Sambrook's Brewery. You can read a brief account of the day (and tasting notes of the beers tasted) at: Tasting the usual and no so usual at Sambrook's Brewery.

If you are interested in getting involved, the next training is set for Saturday 23rd July at Wimbledon Brewery. See

However, if you are looking for something less intense, try the Beer Appreciation Course on Saturday 11th June at the Bohemia, where the London Brewing Company have a brewery. See:

In the meantime, using the National Beer Scoring Scheme using WhatPub ( is a good way of getting into the habit of scoring - no training needed for this.