North Lincolnshire ale sampled by MPs as it is showcased in Parliament

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 11 Jun 2018

A North Lincolnshire brewery has been showcased in Parliament as MPs sampled one of its finest ales.

Dark Tribe Brewery's Three Point Six ale was chosen as this week's guest beer in Strangers Bar at the Houses of Parliament.

Andrew Clarke, the owner of the East Butterwick-based brewery, and his wife Sally were invited to Westminster by Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin after the beer was selected.

He was presented with a certificate sponsored by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Beer.

Dark Tribe Brewery's Three Point Six on the board in Strangers Bar at the Houses of Parliament

Mr Clarke said: "We were delighted that Three Point Six was selected for the Strangers Bar and grateful to Nic Dakin and the team at the bar for making it happen.

"We’re very proud of our beers and this was a great opportunity to spread the word about them beyond our usual area of trading.

"It felt a little surreal drinking a beer in the Houses of Parliament that was brewed in Scunthorpe. The last time I sampled this ale I was sat on the banking of the River Trent, outside The Dog and Gun in East Butterwick, quite bizarre really."

Strangers Bar is open to MPs and officers of Parliament, as well as their guests and members of parliamentary staff.

Mr Dakin, who helped to organise the appearance, said: "It’s great to host one of Scunthorpe’s finest ales in Parliament this week. It’s a fantastic opportunity to promote a local small business.

"I congratulate Andy and Dark Tribe Brewery and wish them every success for the future."

What is Dark Tribe Brewery?

Dark Tribe Brewery was established in 1996 and was originally based in Gunness.

It later moved its brewing operations to The Dog and Gun pub in East Butterwick and has a capacity of 270 gallons in a two-week brewing cycle.

The brewery has won various awards, including the champion beer brewed in Lincolnshire on three occasions.

Three Point Six, named after its 3.6 per cent alcohol by volume, is a light session beer made with Canadian hops, which give a fresh citrus finish.

It is one of nine regular beers brewed by Dark Tribe Brewery, which also produces occasional special seasonal beers.

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