Pilot Brewery

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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Unveiling... Our Green Hop Ale!

17 September 2012

Senior brewer Stewart Main has brewed Oast Dodger at Shepherd Neame’s pilot brewery for the Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight. He explains why the brewery was keen to get involved: “Green hop ales are a unique opportunity to showcase the full array of flavours and aromas contained within hops.

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