Prince Charles named "Beer Drinker of the Year". (Weekly Specialty Beer Report).(Brief Article)
Issue: Nov 25, 2002
Prince Charles has been crowned Beer Drinker of the Year 2002 by the All-Parliamentary Beer Group of Great Britain for his efforts to save rural pubs. He picked up his award-- and a glass of Greene King Abbot Ale--at a ceremony at St James's Palace.
The Prince said he was encouraged by the success of his "Pub is the Hub" campaign to stem the tide of village pubs closures. Since launching the project last December, more than 40 programs have been established to safeguard local pubs by expanding their role. Charles singled out the Craven Heifer in Stainforth, North Yorkshire, where the couple running it have added a village shop and ensured the Post Office did not close.
John Grogan, a member of Parliament for Selby, North Yorkshire, and a member of the group, told Ananova that, "We give this award to the person who we think has done the most for beer. His Pub is the Hub campaign swung it for him."
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