Pilot Brewery

East Coast Ale Launched

17 February 2016

No.18 Yard Brewhouse, Shepherd Neame’s experimental range of limited edition ales, has launched its first American-style beer. Hog Island East Coast Pale Ale (4.8% abv) derives its name from an area of the brewery site that was previously a small island in the town’s creek, which has become landlocked over the history of Britain’s oldest brewery.

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Green Hop Ale: Celebrate the Kent Hop Harvest

15 September 2015

Kent has grown hops since the 16th century, with around 50% of the UK’s total crop still coming from the county. Don’t miss the chance to taste this year’s batch of Shepherd Neame’s Green Hop Ale (4.2% abv) during the Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight at the end of September.

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Special Beer Commemorates the Life of Buddy Holly

31 January 2013

Senior Brewer, Stewart Main has created a special beer in Shepherd Neame's Pilot Brewery to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Buddy Holly specifically for London pubs, the Betsey Trotwood, the Hoop & Grapes and the Rose and Crown* - Holly Hop Ale, a 4.1% American-style IPA. The Betsey Trotwood, will be holding a celebration of Buddy Holly's life on 2nd February

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Make your Burns Night 'Extra Special'

21 January 2013

No-one looks forward to their Haggis, neeps & tatties as much as our very own piece of Scotland - Senior Brewer, Stewart Main. And he knows exactly how to celebrate Burns Night! "A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and works of Scotland’s national Bard. An Evening of song, poetry, music and of course great food and drink.

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Salutation Ale

10 October 2012

The Salutation at Sandwich celebrates it’s centenary this year. To commemorate the event  Dominic Parker from The Salutation came to the Brewery to brew  a special beer with me in the Pilot Brewery.I designed a recipe that would produce a traditional, old style, full, malty  flavour.

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