Ginger Rodent beer heads to the Commons

14th March, 2013 by Andy Young

A beer named Ginger Rodent, for red-haired Liberal Democrat MP Danny Alexander will be available in the House of Commons bar, despite selling out its first run.

Ginger Rodent beerThe chief secretary to the Treasury was first called a “ginger rodent” by deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman in 2010 and he then launched the beer at the Cairngorm Brewery last year.

Mr Alexander told the House of Commons that the beer would be available in its bar when responding to a question by fellow Liberal Democrat MP Greg Mulholland.

Mr Mulholland, the MP for Leeds North West, urged the government to scrap the beer duty escalator during Treasury questions in the Commons.

He said: “I can give you good news – we now have 1,000 breweries in this country because of the explosion in micro breweries due to fairer, lower beer duty.

“Can we also have some joined-up thinking with the abolition in the Budget of the beer duty escalator, which simply doesn’t make sense?”

In his reply Mr Alexander said: “I certainly share your admiration for small micro breweries. One in my constituency produced a beer called Ginger Rodent, which has sold out of its first run. I look forward to more sales when that particular beer is in the House of Commons bar in June.

“As for the rest of your question, I take it as a Budget representation.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

UK Brand Ambassador - That Boutique-y Gin Company

That Boutique-y Gin Company
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Senior National Account Manager – Grocery (Craft Spirits)

Maverick Drinks
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Senior National Account Manager – Wholesale RTM (Craft Spirits)

Maverick Drinks
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Digital Marketing Manager

Master of Malt
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Experienced On Trade Sales Person

Borough Wine Imports
London, GB

3 x Business Development Executive

The Lakes Distillery Company Limited
Newcastle head office and nationwide, UK

Editor

Master of Malt Ltd
Tunbridge Wells(Kent)

Sales Account Manager - On-Trade

Berkmann Wine Cellars
Liverpool

Brand Manager

Hallgarten Druitt
Luton, UK

Experienced On-Trade Salespeople Required

Portal Wines and Spirits
London, UK

Purchasing and Sales (Wine Trader)

JF Tobias
London, UK

Sales Account Manager - On-Trade

Berkmann Wine Cellars
Cambridge / Peterborough / Bedfordshire, UK

The Global Merlot Masters 2017

Deadline : 17th April 2017

db Awards 2017

Deadline : 28th April 2017

The Global Organic Masters 2017

Deadline : 14th April 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

Deadline : 12th May 2017

Click to view more

Global Chardonnay Masters 2016

Now in its fourth year, the competition will identify the best Chardonnay from all around the world in every price range.

Rioja Masters 2016

Now in its fifth year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Riojas on the world stage.

Fortified Masters 2016

Now in its third year, The Fortified Masters will reward the best fortified wines on offer.

The Global Malbec Masters 2016

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2016.

Click to view more