A POLITICAL party chose a Sandhurst pub as the location to launch its own real ale.

The Official Monster Raving Loony Party (OMRLP) launched their new real ale,'Monsters In The Dark’, at a special event at the Rose and Crown in Sandhurst on Thursday 3 July.

The official launch was hosted by Peter and Michelle Cozens who ensured that the ale was available on handpump when the Loony Party and their guest arrived.

The evening celebrations began at Ascot Ales brewery in Camberley where the 8th Co-ALE-ition Ale was introduced by the owner and head brewer, Chris Gill, before heading to the Rose and Crown’s beer garden to enjoy the summer night.

Festivities continued at the Golden Pot in Eversley, The Waggon and Horses in Harley Wintney and finished at the Indian Tandoori in Hook.

Peter Cozens said the night had been a big success as 'Monsters In The Dark’ was successfully launched at five different venues in three different counties in one night.

The new beverage is a rebranded version of the multi award winning Anastasias Exite Stout which was voted as the best stout in London and the south-east by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) in 2013/2014 and 2012/2013.

OMRLP are the very first political party to bring out their own range of real ales which are all supplied by local micro breweries under their brand Co-ALE-ition.