shepsIndependent 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 - fought and won in the skies over Kent.

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Canterbury Jack: A B V: 3.5% Description: A well balanced light refreshing ale with complex fruit aromas and and a floral hop finish.

Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale: A B V: Cask - 4.2%, Bottle - 4.5% Description: Originally produced in 1990 as a Battle Of Britain commemorative brew, Spitfire is now a permanent feature on the Shepherd Neame cask conditioned ale portfolio. Spitfire Premium Bitter has a full malt and hop flavour with a well balanced and lasting aftertaste. Amongst the most highly regarded cask conditioned ales in the country, Spitfire was awarded the coveted Gold Medal at the prestigious International Brewing Industry Awards.

Bishops Finger Kentish Strong Ale: A B V: Cask - 5.0%, Bottle - 5.4% Description: A strong premium cask conditioned ale brewed to a traditional Kentish recipe. Only the finest malted barley, Kent hops and fresh water from Shepherd Neame's own artesian well are used in the production of one of Britain's best loved ales. Full bodied with complex fruit flavours, Bishops Finger is exported to more than 30 countries worldwide, and has previously been awarded Silver Medal at the International Brewing Industry Awards.

Master Brew Bitter: A B V: Cask - 3.7% , Bottle - 4.0% Description: A very distinctive bitter, mid brown in colour, with a very hoppy aroma. Well balanced with a wonderfully aggressive bitter taste, tinged with sweetness. Master Brew is brewed using only the finest Kentish barley and hops and is the best selling cask conditioned ale brewed in Kent.

Kent's Best: A B V: 4.1% Description: A medium bodied and well balanced cask conditioned ale brewed according to the best traditions of the Master Brewer. Mid brown in colour with a rich malt and hop flavour, taken from the Target and Goldings hops used. Shepherd Neame Best Bitter is a fine example of traditional Kentish ale.

Late Red: Autumn Hop Ale A B V: 4.5% Description: Late Red is a complex and richly flavoured Autumn Hop Ale, produced according to the finest traditions of the Master Brewer. Slightly Red in colour, this fine premium ale is a perfect balance between rich, dark malt flavours and a strong and robust hoppiness. Available from September to November inclusive.

Seasonal Cask Ales: Jan/Feb Amber Ale 4.5%; March Double Stout 4.1%; Mar/Apr Early Bird Spring Hop Ale 4.3%; April Dragonfire 4.5%; May/June 4-4-2 4.0%; June/July Whitstable Bay Summer Ale 4.1%; Aug/Sept Golden Harvest 4.2%; Oct Tapping the Admiral 4.5%; Nov Top Hat 4.8%; Dec Christmas Ale 5.0%.