Breweries in Swale CAMRA Branch
We have four Breweries within our branch - Shepherd Neame who are Britain's oldest brewers and the 19th oldest company of any size in the country, Hop Daemon, Mad Cat Micro Brewery and Boutilliers which started in February 2016. For a map and contact details of all the Breweries in Kent, check out the CAMRA Kent Website.
Shepherd Neame Ltd
The Faversham Brewery
17 Court Street, Faversham ME13 7AX
Tel : 01795 532206
Independent Kent family brewers Shepherd Neame, who celebrated their tricentenary in 1998, are one of Britain's longest-running success stories. A story that's been brewing for 300 years! The Faversham Brewery produces more than 5.5 million gallons of beer a year. Traditional 'real' ales with names familiar to beer lovers such as Master Brew Bitter, Bishops Finger and Spitfire Premium Ale, first brewed in 1990 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
For more information on the brewery and the beers visit the Shepherd Neame website
Hop Daemon Brewery Co Ltd
Unit 1, Parsonage Farm
Newnham, Kent, ME9 ONA
Tonie Prins founded his microbrewery on the edge of the historic city of Canterbury in 2000 and since then has gained recognition throughout the hop gardens of Kent and beyond for creating outstanding cask and bottled ales.
Tonie's core range of beers includes Golden Braid and Skrimshander.
For more information on the brewery and the beers visit the Hop Daemon website
Mad Cat Brewery Ltd.
Brogdale Road, Kent ME13 8XU
Tel : 07960 263615
Mad Cat started production in December 2012 at Brogdale Farm near Faversham. Core beers are:
Platinum Blonde Ale 4.2%
Auburn Copper Ale 4.2%
Golden India Pale Ale 4.2%
A range of other beers are also produced including house beer for the Vaults Cask and Kitchen, Faversham and the Three Sisters, Otterham Quay.
For more information on the brewery and the beers visit the Mad Cat Brewery website
The Hop Shed, Macknade Fine Foods
Faversham, Kent ME13 8XF
Tel : 07766 400702
Boutilliers was set up by Rich and Phil in 2016, with the aim of making modern, seasonal ales that celebrate the wonderful produce available throughout the year. Having known each other since university, both brewed beer at home for years before deciding to make it more than just a hobby. Boutilliers is an old family name from Jersey in the Channel Islands meaning The Bottlers.The brewery sits in the heart of the Macknade Fine Food site in Faversham, in the old Hop Shed. It required a little bit of imagination to see the potential, but a lot of hard graft has turned it into an amazing space for brewing beer. Please feel free to pop your head in the door if you find your self at Macknade Fine Food hall. Our beers will always be stocked in store there.
For more information on the brewery and the beers visit the Boutilliers website