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  • Shepherd Neame Serves up a sponsorship deal with the stones

    23 April 2012

    Britain's oldest brewer Shepherd Neame is teaming up with Maidstone United to mark the football club's homecoming.The sponsorship deal will see the clubhouse at The Gallagher Stadium named The Spitfire Lounge, after one of the family-owned brewery's most famous brands. It will open on Saturday 14 July – the day when The Stones entertain Championship club Brighton and Hove Albion.

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  • George and the Dragon (fire)

    20 April 2012

    So who on earth was St George and why do we celebrate him as our national saint? There are lots of myths and legends around him, as there are plenty of myths and legends about brewing. Some of the “facts” appear to be that he was born to Christian parents in AD270 in Cappadocia (so no where near England then). He grew up to be a Roman soldier and all was going well for him until he led a rebellion against Emperor Diocletian who was persecuting Christians.

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  • Yeast and Fermentation

    17 April 2012

    For those of us that were busy cooking Sunday lunch this weekend the Radio 4 Food Programme made interesting listening as it was dedicated to the ancient and mysterious craft of fermentation – they described it as harnessing the power of microbes to make food more delicious rather than allowing it to decompose and go rotten.

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  • TV's Giles Coren visits brewery for new BBC series

    16 April 2012

    Shepherd Neame’s Faversham Brewery will feature on BBC 2 as part of a new series looking at the best regional ingredients in the UK. Presented by restaurant critic Giles Coren, this week’s episode of Our Food – the third in the series – focuses on Kent. It will be broadcast at 8pm on Wednesday 18 April.

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  • Energy

    30 March 2012

    As everyone will be aware energy is expensive and the brewing process uses a lot of it – we spend time heating things up, cooling them down or moving them around. There are comparisons between energy usage in the home and in the brewery but with an obvious difference in scale.

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