Dudley MP Ian Austin celebrated a local ale being served in Parliament yesterday.
Austin shared a pint of ‘Crispin’s Ommer’ with local brewer James Fownes from the Fownes Brewing Company.
Austin wrote to the Parliamentary authorities earlier this year requesting that they serve a Fownes ale in the Palace of Westminster after sampling some of the company’s beers at the Jolly Crispin in Gornal.
The ale is now being served in the Strangers’ Bar as part of Parliament’s guest ales programme.
Ian Austin MP said:
“The Black County is home to the country’s best ales and Fownes’ beers were no exception when I tried them earlier this year.
“James and Tom Fownes have done a great job setting up the brewery. I want to help support local businesses like theirs so I’m delighted that MPs from across the country will now have the chance to sample our award-winning local brews.”