To help in the search to answer this question, CAMRA announce the judging of the Champion Cider of East Anglia at the next Norwich Beer Festival. East Anglian ciders are often neglected in competition against the more fashionable West Country ciders. For this competition any traditional (ie. made from freshly pressed apples and not micro-filtered, pasteurised or artificially carbonated) produced in CAMRA's East Anglian Region (ie. Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire) is eligible. Only one cider (and/or perry) per producer will be judged and makers are to be asked to nominate which is entered. All East Anglian ciders present at the Norwich Beer Festival and any other producer, large or small, who can provide at least 2 1/2 gallons on the day are eligible. I know we don't need this much for the tasting but if it wins, people at the festival will want to drink it and we will certainly be showcasing it in the publicity material.
Andrea Briers
Regional Cider Co-ordinator - East Anglia

Entry Form

East Anglian Cider Producers are invited to enter our inaugural East Anglian Cider Competition. Judging will take place at CAMRA's Norwich Beer Festival, St. Andrew's and Blackfriars' Halls on Monday 23rd October 2006. Producers can enter 1 cider and/or 1 perry into the competition. Please indicate below the name of the products you would like to enter
Cider	..........................	Perry ..........................
Producers Name: ........................................
Address:................................................................................
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Phone No.: ........................   E-Mail (if available): ...............................
  • All cider and/or perry must be produced in the CAMRA's East Anglian Region.
  • All products must be in draught form, not bottled.
  • All products must be real, i.e. made from freshly pressed apples and not artificially carbonated, micro-filtered or pasteurised.
  • Cider generally available at the festival will be judged from the cask supplied, otherwise a minimum of 2.5 gallons of each product must be provided for competition purposes. Producers are responsible for delivery of their own cider.
If you have any queries please contact:
  • Andrea Briers (Norfolk) 01553 766904
  • Susan Brook (Hertfordshire) 01462 630663
  • Alan Edwards (Norwich Beer Festival) 01603 661440 (h) 0781 0300 535 (m)
Forms should be returned to Andrea Briers, 7 George Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 2AQ by the 1st September 2006.