Mike Mason with Michael Fabricant

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Lichfield’s MP has swapped the House of Commons for hops as he learned about the art of brewing during a visit in the city.

Mike Mason with Michael Fabricant

Michael Fabricant met with Brewhouse & Kitchen’s head brewer Mike Mason and other members of the team to learn more about the art of ale-making.

He also got the chance to learn about how the company was supporting young people entering the profession.

“I visited Lichfield’s Brewhouse & Kitchen because I wanted to support the independent pub chain and because of their apprenticeship scheme, which is in its second year running,” the Conservative MP said.

“It enables young people to both study and experience how to work in the brewing industry.

“The team explained to me the ins-and-outs of the craft beer brewing journey as well as providing tastings of the beers on offer, many of which are brewed on site.

“I particularly liked their Lunartik Amber Ale! Mike Mason, their head brewer who was born and raised in Lichfield, explained the brewing process and it was a real pleasure meeting him.”
Mike has also been chosen to be educating members of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group at their annual dinner in Westminster.

Tony Dillon, general manager of Brewhouse & Kitchen in Lichfield said:  “The past few weeks have been really exciting for us.

“With events, such as Michael Fabricant’s visit, our brewer Mike Mason being beer sommelier at Westminster, and winning the Tapsters competition for the second year running, we have put Lichfield beer on the map.

“I am looking forward to seeing how Brewhouse & Kitchen can continue on this success and help bring the community together.”


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6 replies on “Lichfield MP swaps the House of Commons for hops in brewery visit”

  1. “during a visit in the city.”
    Nice of him to pay us a visit, must be a general election around the corner…

  2. Lovely mike. Now if you wouldn’t mind doing some proper work….Lichfield’s only surviving Leisure Centre is about to be closed…….can you throw the same amount of passion behind saving it as you threw behind M&S closing??

    No, thought not.

  3. Ever tried to get Fabricant to engage in anything involving a council? You get a stock response saying it is a matter for local government and he cannot intervene.

  4. But guys, he was responsible for Waitrose opening a Lichfield store, that’s the kind of progress you can’t put a price on.

  5. Fabbo is simply a freeloader who actively votes against most of his voters – social care, NHS, pensions,housing, utilities, you name it. Safe seat, run by rich people

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