• Festival of British Beer and Cheese

    28 November 2011

    On Friday I was at the Festival of British Beer and Cheese at the Brewers Hall in the City of London. The event had been organised by the Beer Academy and was a wonderful opportunity to experience beers old and new and to try to match them to suitable cheeses.

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  • Grain to Glass

    24 November 2011

    On Tuesday I and a number of brewing colleagues from around the country met up with farmers, hop growers, maltsters and members of the NFU as well as members of parliament at the launch of the Grain to Glass report. This is a joint industry initiative to raise awareness of the importance of the brewing industry to the rural economy and to call for government support going forwards.

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  • Chefs' Lamb day is a cut above

    23 November 2011

    Shepherd Neame chefs perfected their lamb preparation skills with a development day at Ashford food supplier Brakes. The brewery’s head development chef Simon Howlett oversaw the session, attended by nine Shepherd Neame pub chefs and supported by local butchers JC Rooks & Sons and EBLEX, the organisation which supports the British beef and lamb industry.

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  • Ade proves to be a barrel of laughs

    22 November 2011

    Comedian Ade Edmondson rolled out the barrel when he visited the Shepherd Neame brewery in Faversham for his new ITV series, Ade In Britain.Star of Bottom and The Young Ones, Ade tried his hand at brewing for the series which looks at great British customs and heritage.

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  • "Tourism Oscar" nomination heralds beer & food festival at the brewery

    21 November 2011

    Shepherd Neame has been shortlisted for a Tourism South East Beautiful South Excellence Award – known as the ‘Tourism Oscars’. The Visitor Centre, at the Faversham headquarters of Britain’s oldest brewer, is nominated in the Flavour of the South East category of the awards which recognise excellence, quality and innovation achieved over the last 18 months. 

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