Berwick MP visits north Northumberland brewery

Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP with Phil Bell at VIP Brewery.
Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP with Phil Bell at VIP Brewery.
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Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan visited a micro-brewery between Alnwick and Lesbury yesterday to meet the young entrepreneurs who run it and sample some of their award-winning craft beers.

VIP Brewery, based at Hawkhill, is a microbrewery, established in 2011 by young businessman Phil Bell, who took Mrs Trevelyan on a tour of the operation. Despite being a small set-up, the brewery produces 10,000 bottles of beer and 2,000 casks each year.

Mrs Trevelyan said: "It was really inspirational to meet such a young entrepreneur in Phil and to sample some of the incredible flavoured beers they brew. Brewing has historically been part of Alnwick's heritage, so it is fantastic to see that the town is once-again producing award-winning beers."