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Our Spitfire Ales


Spitfire is one of the UK’s best-loved beers with an international reputation as a Great British Classic.

Since its inception as a one-off brew back in 1990, Spitfire has enjoyed phenomenal success, earning a Royal Warrant and protected status as a Kentish Ale.

While the great taste has remained constant throughout its history, the Spitfire family has grown to include golden ale and lager, each imbued with the distinctive Spitfire spirit.

Today Spitfire has a dynamic new look reflecting the nature of the iconic plane that inspired its creation and befitting its status as an ale of substance and character.

Spitfire Amber Ale

A true classic, Spitfire Amber is the head of the Spitfire family and a true taste of Kent. It was first brewed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, played out in the skies above Kentish soil.  It is brewed using 100% Kentish hops, the finest malt and water drawn from a well deep beneath Shepherd Neame’s Faversham brewery.

Tasting Notes

Spitfire Amber Ale combines the pick of Kentish hops to layer bitter orange marmalade flavour on top of sweet biscuits and caramel malts for a peppery dry finish. Hops: Target, Challenger, East Kent Goldings, First Gold.

Spitfire Golden Ale

Spitfire Gold is an easy-drinking versatile ale, lightly golden in hue, well-balanced and full of flavour.

Sweeter and more mellow than its amber counterpart, it has proved an enduringly popular addition to the Spitfire family.

Tasting Notes

A golden ale with vibrant fruity and flowery hop character balanced with sweet biscuit, caramel and toffee malts combining to deliver a soft bittersweet finish. Hops: Challenger, Centennial and Saaz.