Today, Nicola joined Will Laithwaite and Jeff Brewerton from Abingdon’s Loose Cannon Brewery to launch their much-loved local ale, Abingdon Bridge, in Strangers’ Bar in the House of Commons. It will be on sale all this week.
As part of a tradition to promote up and coming British Ales, Stranger’s Bar features ‘Guest Ales’ throughout the year. Keen to promote her local independent businesses, Nicola nominated Loose Cannon after visiting the micro-brewery and seeing their brewing process in action.
At the launch, Nicola presented Will and Jeff with their certificate sponsored by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group and was given a crash course in pint-pulling….
Nicola says: It is a real treat to have Abingdon Bridge as our guest ales in Parliament. It’s a great way to promote independent brewers from around the UK and Loose Cannon is a perfect example of a hardworking, successful local brewer who deserves the opportunity to have their product showcased in Parliament. And as an added bonus, in today’s Budget the Chancellor announced beer duty will be cut by a penny next week!