Faversham Steam Brewery Range

Shepherd Neame originally adopted the Faversham Steam Brewery moniker in the late 18th century when it became one of the first steam-powered breweries outside of London.
The brewery bought a five horse power engine from steam pioneers Boulton and Watt which powered all processes on site, pairing the revolutionary machinery with the finest local ingredients to create exceptional beers.

It has now revived the title to reflect the traditional provenance of the Whitstable Bay collection.

One of the jewels of the Kentish coast, Whitstable is situated just a short distance from the brewery.

Boasting spectacular beaches and a thriving working harbour offering great seafood, enjoyed at the famous annual Oyster Festival, it attracts thousands of visitors each year. 

 

Whitstable Bay Organic Ale (bottle: 4.5%)
A light-coloured ale brewed using only organic ingredients, including organic Tradition or Challenger hops, organic Ale and Crystal malts and the brewery’s own chalk-filtered mineral water, also certified organic.

It combines delicate hints of fresh hops with the softer, buttery richness of pale and crystal malts, and would go well with a flavoursome red meat dish, such as Moroccan spiced lamb with quinoa salad.

 

Whitstable Bay Pale Ale (draught: 3.9%, bottle: 4%):
This light-coloured, thirst quenching beer is brewed with the Challenger and Styrian Goldings hops, and Ale and Crystal malts.

The sweet maltiness balances perfectly with the fresh pine notes provided by the hops added late in the process. It is a great accompaniment for rich flavours such as sirloin steak, perhaps grilled outdoors on the barbecue and served with salsa verde. 

 

Whitstable Bay Blonde Lager (draught: 4.5%, bottle: 4.5%):
Taking its name from the golden hue of the beer, it is brewed with Challenger, Centennial and Saaz hops, and Lager and Crystal Malts. It has a floral aroma, paired with buttery biscuit base notes - avoiding the bitter aftertaste common with hoppy beers.

Its crisp, citrus flavours are the perfect accompaniment for fresh seafood, such as the oysters for which Whitstable is renowned, or perhaps a light fish dish such as pan fried local skate with capers.