Kirkstall Pale beer on tap in Parliament

kirkstall pale parliament

West Leeds brewers Kirkstall Brewery were in Parliament this week as they celebrated having their Kirkstall Pale beer on tap in Strangers Bar.

The beer will be served as the ‘guest ale’ in the famous Westminster watering hole for the week for members of the public and MPs to enjoy.

Brewery owner John Kelly joined Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves and other parliamentarians for a celebratory drink on Monday evening.

The Brewery tweeted:

“A special evening for us tonight. We should have Brexit sorted before the cheese course.”

Ms Reeves, who arranged for the beer to feature as this week’s guest ale, said:

“It was brilliant to raise a glass to Kirkstall Brewery in Strangers Bar and I was thrilled to be able to welcome their team to Westminster.

“Kirkstall Brewery are an excellent local business who have given a lot back to the community in Leeds West.

“The beer is already hugely popular in Leeds and it now seems to be a favourite in Westminster too. I wouldn’t be surprised if the bar ordered more!”

Kirkstall Pale is a 4.0% golden session ale. The brewery describe it as having “fresh malt and hop aroma, leading to a satisfying bitter finish”.

Based on Kirkstall Road, Kirkstall Brewery own three pubs in Leeds; The Bridge Inn, The Cardigan Arms and The Sparrow. They are also in the process of opening a new site in Otley.


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