Spooky Goings-on at Britain's Oldest Brewer

Posted: 22 October 2012

A bewitching brew from Shepherd Neame is making a return for Halloween.

Spooks Ale will be available in bottles and on cask from mid-October across the on- and off-trade. The Official Ghost Brew of All Hallows, the ale offers a rich and spicy taste, with a fruity and biscuity aroma.  A blood-spattered label claims the 4.7% abv beer contains “Gall of Shepherd, Slip of Neame, Silver’d in the Kent’s Moon Dream.”
 
As you might expect for a brewery in the heart of a medieval town, there is no shortage of supernatural tales at Shepherd Neame’s Faversham brewery.
 
In the last year alone a visitor to the brewery was left terrified after feeling hot breath down the back of her neck, several employees continue to refuse to enter ‘Annie’s Room’, an archive at the top of the brewery, and there have been yet more sightings of the cat’s ‘behind’ that disappears around corners. The brewery currently awaits the results of a study by paranormal investigators that took place last month.
 
Shepherd Neame marketing manager Mark Miller said: “The return of Spooks is a great opportunity to steady the nerves on Halloween and would make a fantastic centrepiece to celebrations on the night. The beer has an appropriately deep, red hue and bridges the gap between the golden ales of summer and dark winter brews.”
 
Spooks Ale will be available in cask from selected Shepherd Neame pubs and freehouses and in 500ml amber glass bottles from leading retailers including Asda and Morrisons. It is also available in our Online Shop.

Head Brewer, Richard Frost talks about Spooks Ale: