Campden BRI chosen to create a special ale for Parliament
Campden BRI has been chosen by the British Beer and Pubs Association (BBPA) to create a special limited-edition bottled beer for 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 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 Surrey, UK chose to brew a traditional, British IPA using two new British hops – Jester and Endeavour. The soft, sweet, biscuit malt base is complemented by hints of caramel and fresh citrus, grapefruit and tropical fruits. More citrus, orange aromas and spicy, marmalade character are then balanced with a clean, bitter, dry finish.
Ed said, “We were honoured to be asked by the BBPA to create this special beer for Parliament. 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, “To celebrate the great achievement of the 2013 cut in beer duty, they have come up with a truly unique beer for MPs. It’s a great beer that showcases a great British industry.”