The Brexit impact on beers

By Nikkie Sutton

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Marked occasion: Little Valley Brewery was just one business that produced special brews for Brexit
Marked occasion: Little Valley Brewery was just one business that produced special brews for Brexit

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Breweries and pubs became inspired by the EU referendum last year and have produced beers relating to Brexit.

The Morning Advertiser ​takes a look at the brews that have been unveiled since the Brexit result of the EU referendum in June last year.

Yorkshire brewer Little Valley Brewery created three pale ales​ – called Vote In, Vote Out and Vote IDK (I don’t know) – which it wanted to use to encourage debate and conversations around the possibility of Brexit.

Co-owner and founder of Little Valley Brewery Sue Cooper said at the time of the EU referendum: “We know that everyone down the pub likes to think they are a political expert, and these beers will help spark that great debate.”

Cask and bottles

The beers were available in cask and bottles.

The Withy Arms Group pubco brewed a real ale called Brexit​ following a huge amount of discussion within its pubs by staff and customers.

Lancashire pub, the Waddington Arms in Clitheroe, which is owned by Bowland Brewery, served pints of 'In' and 'Out' beers prior to the referendum and kept the beers on tap until voting day on 23 June 2016.

South Yorkshire-based Imperial Brewery offered a 4.3% ABV pale ale named If Tha Brexit Tha Fixes It.

Brexit beer

Irish brewery Two Sides Brewing Co produced a 6.5% ABV IPA called Big Mistake in collaboration with 5 Lamps Dublin Brewery following the outcome of the EU referendum.

Iceland brewery Gæðingur​ produced a mild and hoppy 4% ABV beer – Brexit Solution.

Paris-based Paname Brewing Company revealed its 6.6% ABV New England IPA, aptly named the Brexiteer.

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