News Campden BRI creates special ale for UK parliament event

Campden BRI has been chosen by the British Beer and Pubs Association (BBPA) to create a limited edition bottled beer for UK parliament.

The bottled beer will be given to members of the all-party parliamentary beer group by the BBPA at an event to be held at the Houses of Parliament on 22 January, to thank them for their support in the campaign against the controversial beer duty escalator, which was finally scrapped in March 2013.

Ed Wray, Campden BRI’s brewer and maltster at the company’s brewing division in Nutfield, Surrey, chose to brew a traditional British IPA using two new British hops: Jester and Endeavour.

“We were honoured to be asked by the BBPA to create this special beer for parliament,” said Wray. “Our pilot brewery, pilot maltings and bottling plant are normally used by companies to assist with their new product development, but as our facilities can brew up to 100 litres of beer, they were ideal for creating this limited edition ale.”

Brigid Simmonds OBE, chief executive BBPA, said: “Campden BRI really does a fantastic job for British brewing. To celebrate the great achievement of the 2013 cut in beer duty, they have come up trumps with a truly unique beer for MPs. It’s a great beer that showcases a great British industry.”

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