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Cerne Abbas Giant At Centre Of Political Cover-Up

Cerne Abbas Beer

Published at 11:02am 4th February 2016. (Updated at 11:44am 4th February 2016)

The Cerne Abbas Giant is at the centre of a political cover up.

It comes after the Cerne Abbas Brewery Ale went on sale at MPs favourite watering hole yesterday (Wednesday 3rd February).

A paper fig leaf was used to cover the famous giant's manhood on a beer tap clip at Strangers' Bar.

The beer, which sold out within a few of hours of going on sale, is on rotation at the bar after it was requested by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb.

Staff from the brewery were invited to pull the first pint in Westminster.

Speaking to Wessex FM, head brewer at Cerne Abbas Brewery, Vic Irvine, said: "It was quite funny because everyone wanted to know what was under the fig leaf - not that there was a big surprise.

"The beer went down incredibly well, it sold out in around three hours and I actually got to pull a pint in the House of Commons, which was amazing.

"We like to call ourselves a modest brewery with giant integrity."

In 2012, a beer called Top Totty, which featured a half-naked women with bunny ears on its pump clip, was banned from the bar.

Conservative MP Andrew Griffiths described the fig leaf as 'outrageous censorship' during a series of posts on Twitter:

The Cerne Abbas Brewery Ale will also be available at the Beerex festival in Dorchester on Friday (5th February) and Saturday (6th February).

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