Stewart Tricker

T'was The Night Before Christmas (in the brewery)

24 December 2012

T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the brewhouseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.The stockings were hung by the coppers with care,In hopes that the Neames soon would be there. The beers were nestled all snug in their kegs,While visions of strong ales danced in our heads.And staff in their cellars no casks to tap,Had just settled their brains for a long winter’s nap.

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What do Kentish Ales have in common with Exmoor Blue Cheese?

16 October 2012

What does Kentish Ale have in common with Exmoor Blue Cheese, Whitstable Oysters or Melton Mowbray Pork Pies? Well apart from the fact that they all go together well to make a not quite traditional ploughman’s lunch there is a more significant relationship – all of these products have PGI status So what is PGI? 

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Food and Drink Inventions

18 September 2012

The Royal Society has just published a top 20 list of food and drink inventions. This came from a project which listed 100 innovations that were then short listed and voted on by fellows of the society and experts in the food and drink industry. The judging criteria were accessibility, productivity, aesthetics and health.

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24 August 2012

As August draws towards a wet bank holiday and the hop festival is just around the corner it must be harvest time.

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03 August 2012

As I write this the Olympics are well under way. We have had the torch through Faversham, a memorable event but it seemed to be over very quickly until we all retired to local hostelries, the torch's progress through Kent was celebrated with our own special beer that was only available in pubs on its route.

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