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  • Cask Ale Week - How Beer is Brewed

    28 September 2014

    Brewing is both an ancient and a modern art, combining age old practices with modern technologies.  The water we use at Shepherd Neame is from the same water source that the brewers would have used here over 300 years ago, our ale is mashed in old oak tuns that date back to the early 1900s.  These inheritances are now combined with modern technology, such as our innovative PDX wort heater, state o

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  • Featured Recipe: Beer & Onion Soup

    27 September 2014

    This easy to make, warming soup is delicious with warm crusty bread on a chilly autumn day. Use a full flavoured beer like Spitfire Ale for a real treat. Download a printable copy here       Preparation time: 20 minCooking time: 1 hr 40 minServes 4 Ingredients:50g Butter1 kg Thinly Sliced Onions400ml Spitfire Ale1 tsp Clear Honey300ml beef stock Method:1/ Heat a heavy pan on a medium heat.

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  • Kent Green Hop Fortnight is here!

    26 September 2014

    Once again this year, breweries from around the county are celebrating the hop harvest with some of the freshest beers in the world, as part of Kent Green Hop Fortnight.  This year, over 20 breweries are taking part, each brewing at least one green hop beer, with some brewing several, meaning that in all there will be over 40 beers brewed for this very special fortnight.

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  • Shop Pick: Spitfire Ale Coasters

    24 September 2014

    A set of 6 Spitfire coasters featuring a mix of our cheekiest adverts from the famous Bottle of Britain campaign. A great addition to any home bar or even just on your kitchen table for giggles. Makes a great gift for any fan of Spitfire Ale.View the item in our shop now

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  • Announcement of Full Year Results

    24 September 2014

    Shepherd Neame, the Kent-based brewer and pub operator, today announces results for the 52 weeks ended 28 June 2014. Financial performance: Turnover up 2.8% to £138.7m (2013: £134.9m) Operating profit before exceptionals up 5.5% at £13.4m (2013: £12.7m) and EBITDA (1) up 4.3% to a record level of £20.5m (2013: £19.6m) Statutory profit before tax is up 8.7% to £7.7m (2013: £7.1m)

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