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
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.
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.
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.
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.