Croydon Brewery Celebrates Guest Beer in Parliament
Clarence & Fredericks brewery raised a glass to their local MP, Steve Reed, after their Golden Ale was picked to guest in the Strangers’ Bar in the House of Commons this week.
Head brewer, Duncan Woodhead, and his business partner, Victoria Barlow, received a certificate from the Croydon North MP on Wednesday evening when they met to celebrate their beer’s guest slot.
The couple – who named their 10 barrel brewery in Croydon after the road where they live in Sutton and their young son, Frederick – have been brewing since October 2012 and mainly distribute across London and the south east.
Their Golden Ale is a 3.8% ABV pale, gold in colour with citrus hop aroma and flavour.
“We’re thrilled to have our Golden Ale guest in the Strangers’ Bar in Parliament, and give our thanks to Steve Reed, his team, and Will Conway, bar manager for making it happen.
“Although Clarence & Fredericks has been open just seven months, our brewery marks the culmination of a long-standing passion for real ale and local pubs for our head brewer, Duncan Woodhead.
“Guesting in the Strangers’ Bar is a unique opportunity to promote the growing real ale business to decision-makers, and to talk to the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group about the importance of pubs in the community and supporting small breweries.”
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