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U.K. Brewery's Pale Ale Trio Reflects Voter 'Brexit' Sentiments


OK, let's look at this Brexit question from a different perspective, beer. Among the British business people weighing the potential outcome of Thursday's referendum is Sue Cooper.

SUE COOPER: We're facing what will be a monumental decision on the 23 of June.


Cooper owns a micro-brewery in West Yorkshire. It's called Little Valley Brewery. In anticipation of Thursday's vote, she has brewed a trio of pale ales to reflect the different voter sentiments.

COOPER: We have the In beer. And that beer is strongly influenced by the continental approach, a little bit more fruity, more open, whereas the Out beer has strong hints of Euroscepticism. A bit more of a bitter finish, let's just say. And then the third one is our I Don't Know. It's the I Don't Know beer. And that beer is much more mellow, takes a little bit more time, you know, sort of coming into its own.

GREENE: The I Don't Know beer. OK, Cooper says she, herself will vote to stay in the European Union and not just because she needs Europe as an export market for her beer.

COOPER: As long as I've been alive - I'm 49 now - I've lived as a British citizen but as part of the European Union. And of course, I'm very proud to be British. I also feel as though I can say that I'm proud to be European too. The fact that we're open to other communities and other cultures is good. It's an outward-looking approach.

MARTIN: That's micro-brewer Sue Cooper, ahead of Thursday's referendum. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.