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MP enjoys a beer with Archbishop

Tuesday 21st May 2013 (Andrew Griffiths)
MP enjoys a beer with Archbishop

Burton’s MP found beer drinking to be a religious experience by enjoying a pint with the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Tory Andrew Griffiths hosted the Most Reverend Dr Justin Welby when he visited Parliament’s Strangers’ Bar to celebrate the sale of Archbishop’s Ale.

The drink is brewed by Black Paw Brewery, based in Bishop Auckland, which the Archbishop visited when he was Bishop of Durham. Brewer Phil Whitfield developed the beer to honour the clergyman after he was appointed head of the Church of England.

Mr Griffiths, who is chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, presented his guest with the group’s pin and the Archbishop signed a bottle of Archbishop’s Ale, which the MP now intends to auction for charity.

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