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Honour for brewer as it wins Parliamentary contract

Wednesday 17th July 2013 (Andrew Griffiths)

A BURTON brewing giant has won a prestigious contract to supply beer to the Houses of Parliament.

Molson Coors has been awarded the new Beers, Minerals and Spirits contract to supply bars and cafe’s throughout the Parliamentary buildings.

This contract will run for two years, with the option to extend for a further 24 months.

Yesterday saw the first orders placed as part of the deal and the bars should be fully stock with Coors products by the end of the month.

Burton MP Andrew Griffiths, who is also chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, welcomed the news.

He told the Mail it was great boost to have Burton’s brewery industry represented in the nation’s corridors of power.

He said: “This is excellent news for Burton’s biggest brewery and tops off a fantastic year for beer in Parliament.

“I am delighted that from now on my Parliamentary colleagues are going to be able to enjoy some great Burton products from the home of British brewing.”

Among the area’s in Parliament that will be supplied by Coors will be the Strangers’ Bar and Moncrieff’s Cafe.

The new draught portfolio as part of the deal will include Burton-brewed Carling, Coors Light, Worthington’s and Grolsch.

The bottled beers on offer will also be changed to include Coors Light and the replacement of London Pride with Doom Bar.

Simon Cox, managing director of Molson Coors (UK), said: “It is a matter of great pride for all of us at Molson Coors to be the supplier of beer, minerals and spirits for the Strangers’ Bar and Moncrieff’s Café-bar.

“It is an honour and, we feel, very fitting that Britain’s biggest brewer will now be playing a part in quenching the thirst of MPs and visitors in the House of Commons from the last week of July.”

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