Sales rise after House of Commons ban backfires for Top Totty beer
on 09/02/12 at 10:23 amBooze News
A feminist campaign which led to “Top Totty” beer being banned from the House Of Commons bar has backfired – after sales increased across the country.
Family-run Staffordshire brewer Slater’s revealed it has seen sales jump since one of its ales upset a MP Kate Green and attracted headlines around the world last week.
Slater’s sales director Fay Slater announced that the firm has been bombarded with phone calls and emails from landlords wanting to get their hands on barrels of Top Totty.
The welcome boost for the popular ale comes after the four per cent beer was removed from sale at the Strangers’ Bar, in the Houses of Parliament, after shadow equalities minister Ms Green said the pump clip, which features a half-naked lady, was offensive.
Now Slater’s says it has sold around 50 more barrels than it shifts in an average week, with around half a dozen pubs saying they want to start selling the controversial ale too.
“We have had emails coming in from up and down the country – London, Scotland, Lancashire – you name it, wanting our beer,” she said.