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Ale drinkers are being challenged to try something spooky this Halloween – if they dare.
The eerily tasty Spooks Ale from Shepherd Neame will be available in bottles and cask from mid-October.
The Official Ghost Brew of All Hallows, Spooks Ale offers a rich and spicy taste, with a fruity and biscuity aroma. According to the blood-spattered, parchment-like label, the 4.7% abv beer contains “Gall of Shepherd, Slip of Neame, Silver’d in the Kent’s Moon Dream.”
Shepherd Neame is used to ghostly goings-on, as one might expect from Britain’s oldest brewer. Spectral sightings at the historic Faversham brewery have included a feline phantom walking through reception and a ghostly group of monks haunting an old malt kiln.
Psychic Derek Acorah visited to record an episode of the TV series, Most Haunted.
Such a paranormal past has culminated in the bedevilled brew that is Spooks Ale.
Mark Miller, marketing manager at Shepherd Neame, said: “This is an ale with a bewitching appeal. It is full of flavour and has a glorious deep, red hue. It is the perfect bridge between our light summer ales and the richness of our winter beers and should haunt drinkers’ thoughts forever.”
Spooks Ale will be available in cask from selected Shepherd Neame pubs and freehouses and in 500ml bottles from leading retailers, as well as the Visitor Centre shop.