Beer goes to Brussels
EVERCREECH’S Wild Beer Co took some of their ales to Brussels at the request of the European Parliamentary Beer Group.
The brewers, along with Ashcott’s Ordnance City Brewery, are among a group of brewers from the region who represented the south west at the Members of European Parliament (MEPs) Christmas conference.
Holly Frampton, of Ordnance City Brewery drove to Brussels in a van loaded with beers from across the south west. She met up with Bret Ellis and Andrew Cooper from Wild Beer to present their ales.
In a statement, the MEPs said: “The group’s objectives are to promote the wholesomeness and enjoyment of beer and the unique role of the pub in UK society; to increase understanding of the social, cultural and historic role of brewing and pubs in the UK and their value to tourism; to broaden recognition of the contribution of brewing and pubs to employment and to the UK’s economy; to promote understanding of the social responsibility exercised by the brewing and pub industries; to support the UK’s brewing industry worldwide; and to promote a positive future for beer and the pub.”