MPs get a taste of the Tour de France county!

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Calderdale brewed beer is on tap in Parliament to celebrate the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire.

Cragg Vale Bitter from Little Valley Brewery at Cragg Vale is now being enjoyed in the Strangers Bar in the House of Commons.

Cragg Vale is on the tour route for Sunday, July 6, next year, when the elite cyclits will climb the longest continuous gradient in England - ascending 968 ft over 5.5 miles.

Sue Cooper, co-founder of the brewery, travelled down to London to attend an event to celebrate the beer’s arrival at the pumps which was hosted by MP for Calder Valley, Craig Whittaker and attended by members of the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group.

Mr Whittaker said: “Little Valley Brewery produces excellent beers of great taste and quality and I am delighted that MPs from all parts of Britain will have the chance to enjoy this incredible Yorkshire ale, which will help promote the Calder Valley as preparations begin for the Tour de France in 2014.”

Ms Cooper said she hoped MPs enjoy the beer.

“With the arrival of the Yorkshire Grand Depart next summer, it is a great opportunity showcase all that Yorkshire has to offer and we’re delighted to be part of that.”

The brewery is expanding and currently seeking an additional brewer to help grow production capacity, and an office manager.