The Campaign for Real Ale (CBBC) is up in arms as food Minister, Porky McFetridge, was caught in an unguarded moment saying that real ale tasted like piss.
McFetridge was judging entries at the Munich Beer Festival in Dorking and was unaware that mics were still switched on when he made his gaffe.
Philbert Beardybloke, speaking on behalf of C&A said:
"Real ale, despite looking like brown muddy water isn't too bad and hey, if you neck enough of it it'll get you pissed just the same as everything else will.
My favourite is Old Nadger's Scrotum, brewed by an artisan brewer in Monmouthshire. Two halves of that and look out!"
The Minister was back-tracking like anything when he was grilled by Jeremy Paxman over the incident. He told Paxos:
"When I said real ale tasted like piss, I of course neglected to add that I actually only thought this providing nobody heard me saying it. If anyone did, then of course I meant I really love it"
After he was grilled by Paxman, the minister was lightly sautéed in butter by David Dimbleby before being served in a red wine jus by Jeremy Vine.