Sunshine and Storms at Strangers
It’s always great to showcase your beers to anyone who enjoys real ale, even better when you get very positive feedback, but getting your beer into Strangers Bar at The Houses of Parliament is worth so much more.
The press is always asking “What does your MP do for you?” Monty’s Brewery saw a small glimpse of what Montgomeryshire MP, Glyn Davies does for his constituents. He kindly requested Monty’s Sunshine to go to the Houses of Parliament to show his support for the local business but when Pam Honeyman, head brewer and owner and Russ Honeyman from Monty’s Brewery made their way through last Wednesdays hurricane conditions to get to London, they were greatly impressed by the occasion.
Glyn Davies MP was running through the final preparations for a debate on the Mid-Wales Connection Project, the wind farms and proposed power line routes, but took a break to show them around the spectacular and historic buildings. Russ and Pam then witnessed first-hand the debate and how Montgomeryshire’s MP is passionately conveying what he sees as the view held by the majority of his constituents regarding wind farms.
Post-debate and back in Strangers Bar, obviously partaking in a couple of drinks of Monty’s Sunshine, discussions took place between Russ and Pam Honeyman, Glyn Davies MP, several other MPs including Andrew Griffiths MP for Burton, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group and one of the keynote speakers at this year’s SIBA X conference. Important issues such as progressive beer duty, HMRC in regards to export and small brewers’ duty relief were all discussed with a true depth of understanding, support and passion for our National Drink.