I came across another reason to be a fan of Britain.
When the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group sits down with government ministers tomorrow morning it won't be very long, one assumes, before the conversation turns to Scottish beer.
The All Party Parliamentary Beer Group? That demands further googling.....apparently it comprises 400 members of Parliament of all political persuasions - hence the term All Party, which is just wonderful in this context - and concerns itself with beer-related government matters. It holds regular meetings, which I'm sure are well-attended and not lacking in beverages.
I bet members of Congress would injure each other in the stampede to join a Beer Caucus if it was formed (Google does find mentions of a Small Beer Caucus, but it doesn't seem to be the same thing) .