Blonde Ambition Back for Independence Day

24 June 2013

Independence Day (4th July) sees the return of limited edition Samuel Adams cask ale Blonde Ambition. The 4.5% abv cask ale is brewed in collaboration between Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame and leading US craft brewer the Boston Beer Company. The beer uses equal measures of US and UK Cascade hops, with Yakima Valley (US) Cascade imparting pine resin and grapefruit notes, underlined by the

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George and the Dragon (fire)

20 April 2012

So who on earth was St George and why do we celebrate him as our national saint? There are lots of myths and legends around him, as there are plenty of myths and legends about brewing. Some of the “facts” appear to be that he was born to Christian parents in AD270 in Cappadocia (so no where near England then). He grew up to be a Roman soldier and all was going well for him until he led a rebellion against Emperor Diocletian who was persecuting Christians.

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Spring is in the Air

02 March 2012

It is now the beginning of March, Christmas and the New Year break are distant memories and the shops are full of Easter eggs and hot cross buns. There are clear signs that spring is near, snow drops are blooming, daffodils aren’t far behind (although the mild December confused some enough to bloom back then), we have had the first drought warnings of the year with the threat of a hose pipe ban and Early Bird is now brewed and available in our pubs.

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Get in the spirit of All Hallows with Spooks

31 October 2011

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.

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Canterbury Jack is back!

16 March 2011

Shepherd Neame’s Canterbury Jack is back! It benefits from a light, floral citrus aroma, delivering a highly refreshing pale ale fit for the hot summer months. Canterbury Jack – named after an early hop grown in Kent – is the perfect accompaniment to fish, pasta and chicken dishes.

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