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Posted: 27 April 2011
Today is a day of mixed emotions here at Shepherd Neame. On a positive note our Royal Wedding Ale is now on sale packed full of Fuggle hops and a proper tribute to the prospective happy couple. The beer is 4.7% abv amber colored bitter. We used Fuggles at every stage of the process for both bittering and aroma resulting in a full bodied beer with a subtle earthy character. We wish HRH prince William and Kate Middleton a long happy life together.
The mixed emotions are because today is the funeral of Mrs Kate Neame who for a number of years now has been very much part of the brewery. Kate was a wonderful lady who worked in our visitor centre and took round the site thousands of guests. Kate never lost her passion and enthusiasm for the brewery, its history and heritage and always made sure that every tour ended with a tutored tasting of our very finest beers. Our thoughts are with her familiy at this time.
David Holmes - Head Brewer
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