David Ruffley MP raises a glass to local beer production

Tuesday, 17 January, 2012

David Ruffley MP attended a beer tasting event with Greene King and the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group on Tuesday 17 January in the House of Commons.

David Ruffley said: 'Greene King is the largest employer in Bury St Edmunds and I am delighted to be participating in this event. This is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate to Parliament how our local industry is world beating.

I am especially looking forward to meeting John Bexon, Greene King head brewer, who will attend on behalf of Greene King, and will be bringing bottles of their 2.8% beer, Tolly English Ale, to the event.

This is an important event for the brewing industry to discuss a closer working relationship with Government to encourage British production of lower alcohol products such as this new ale.'