MPs get a taste of Stanley’s finest

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A Stanley Common has celebrated one of its beers making its mark at the House of Commons.

Mid-Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham welcomed Nutbrook Brewery to the Houses of Parliament, raising a glass in congratulations to the family run brewery in recognition of their beer.

Mrs Latham was joined in Parliament by Dean Richards, the director of Nutbrook Brewery Ltd, his son and head brewer Chris Richards and Kerry Doar, the head of sales and 
marketing at the successful brewery.

Nutbrook’s beer, Responsibly, has been the featured beer in the Strangers Bar at the House of Commons, a bar open to MPs and their guests.

Mrs Latham and the Nutbrook team were not the only ones sampling the guest beer, with a number of other Members of Parliament enjoying a glass of Mid-Derbyshire’s finest bronze beer and congratulating the brewers on their produce.

The beer will retain its pride of place in the Strangers Bar until later this month, when a new guest beer will take over from it.

After being served a glass of Responsibly, Mrs Latham sat down with the brewers on the House of Commons terrace to discuss all things brewing and the positive atmosphere at Oakfield Farm in Stanley Village, where the beers are produced.

Speaking after the visit, Mrs Latham said: “It has been a pleasure to welcome Dean, Chris and Kerry to Parliament and see the hard work of Nutbrook Brewery paying off with their guest feature here.

“The beer has been a real hit and I have been particularly pleased to see other MPs drinking Responsibly.

“Nutbrook have a great summer schedule ahead and I look forward to them receiving even more recognition in the future.”

Dean Richards said a great day was had by all.

He said: “It was a privilege to see meet Pauline and see our beers being served in the Strangers Bar, and to hear some of the comments by other MPs who had a taste.

“It was a great day and a chance to great promote Derbyshire beers.”