This Christmas, put away the port, forget the fizz, and raise a glass of beer to the festive season!
Christmas Ale is brewed using 100% natural ingredients, drawing chalk-filtered mineral water from the artesian well deep below Shepherd Neame’s site, along with the finest malting barley and Kentish hops.
The seasonal ale boasts warming notes of fruits and spices, blending pale and crystal malts with Target and Challenger hops for bitterness, and Goldings hops for aroma.
In keeping with Shepherd Neame’s long heritage, the festive ale has a traditional packaging design, with a vintage, Dickensian-style bottle label and pump clip.
"Christmas Ale is one of our favourite traditions, a full-bodied, complex beer with hints of spice and mulled fruits. We are very proud of this glowing amber winter beer with a heady, fruity nose. It is perfect for long winter nights, especially in front of a roaring fire."
Head brewer Mike Unsworth
Christmas Ale can be purchased from our brewery shop in Court Street, Faversham, or click below to buy from our online shop.
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Available on draught during December, Christmas Ale is the perfect tipple for the festive season. It is a full-bodied, warming winter ale, light in colour and characterised by a delicious, fragrant hoppy aroma and palate. A very special beer.
The iconic hop gardens of Kent surround our Faversham Brewery, inspiring our brewers to create award-winning, distinctive beer.
If you're looking for cask, keg or bottled ales, whether using traditional or perhaps more unusual ingredients, we have something that will intrigue and delight in equal measure.