• Great Hops

    03 February 2011

    Every year for the past 7 or 8 years I have been asked to be a judge for the IBD English Hop competition. The hop judging itself took place on 20th December organised by Botanix in Paddock Wood. The competition was well supported with plenty of good hops on show in various classes including "best high alpha", "best aroma", "best fuggle" and a more recent class "best dwarf.

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  • Chefs put their skills to good use

    31 January 2011

    Shepherd Neame chefs are proving themselves to be a cut above after learning some new skills. Head development chef Simon Howlett hosted the skills development day at Kent food supplier Brakes, in Ashford, which introduced a new specification guide to improve meat quality and a Ready, Steady, Cook-style competition.

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  • Hurlimann winner feels the need for speed

    24 January 2011

    Swiss-style lager Hurlimann has rewarded an online competition winner with a spin around Brands Hatch racing circuit. Neil Scott of Ditton, near Maidstone got to try life in the fast lane when he drove a F1-style single-seater around the world famous track for a day he will never forget.

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  • Derek Johnson is Kent journalist of the year

    21 January 2011

    Derek Johnson, of ITV Meridian, was named Shepherd Neame Kent Journalist of the Year at an awards lunch held at the Faversham brewery.

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  • Happy New Year

    19 January 2011

    Happy New Year to everyone.

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