Dear Mr Gadd,
I had not actually seen the Telegraph article that prompted you to send me a bottle of Dogbolter. I have to confess that I usually drink draft bitter, but I greatly enjoyed a bottle of your porter. I will continue to look out for Dogbolter when I get a chance.
I shall certainly resist all the efforts of latter-day prohibitionists to impose ever more restrictions and cost on beer lovers like ourselves and the many other members of the public who enjoy relaxing over a pint.
The Rt. Hon. Kenneth Clarke, QC, MP
See, beer creates consensus across the political divide - here here.
Nice one Ken, much appreciated. I knew you were a decent type.