Dea Latis founders

Dea Latis founders Annabel Smith, Ros Shiel and Lisa Harlow


Beer and women group Dea Latis is joining forces with the Parliamentary Beer Group and the British Beer & Pub Association to bring beer to women MPs at an event in Westminster next month.

As well as tasting a selection of beers from across the country, matched to different foods by beer sommelier Annabel Smith, guests will meet some of the many women who work in brewing and related industries, from grain to glass. Dea Latis will also be revealing the results of recent research into women and beer at the event.

Annabel said: “The aim of our event at Westminster is to remind MPs that women play a vital role in producing our national drink and introduce them to some of the talented women involved in it.

“Women in this country drink less beer than in the USA and most European countries. At Dea Latis, we’re committed to narrowing this gap by introducing more women to beer and we hope this event creates some new, influential advocates for our cause.”

The event will be hosted by Ruth Smeeth MP, vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group. She said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Dea Latis to bring together women working in Parliament and women working in the brewing industry, from grain to glass. It promises to be an enjoyable and informative evening and we’re confident guests will leave the tasting seeing beer in an entirely new light.”

Brigid Simmonds, chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, added: “‘With a growing number of female MPs taking a keen interest in beer and brewing, the BBPA is delighted to support this Parliamentary celebration of women in beer.”

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