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5th June 2023

Britain’s oldest brewer unveils a fruity new limited edition summer brew

Step into summer with fruity new limited edition beer Creekside (3.4%) from independent Kentish brewer Shepherd Neame.

It is the fourth beer in its popular real ale initiative Cask Club, and is a Session IPA, offering sweet summer fruit flavours courtesy of the Bramling Cross and Callista hops used in the coppers. The Callista hop – a new variety released last year by Hüll, Germany’s Hop Research Centre – also provides intense raspberry and blackcurrant aromas. This sweet profile is balanced with a combination of Caramalt, wheat and a small addition of chocolate malt to give this light amber ale a well-rounded taste and mouthfeel.

And it’s not just the hop flavours but also the look of this Cask Club beer that takes a fresh approach. Creekside’s name and pump clip design draws inspiration from the tidal creek which runs through the heart of Faversham, the medieval market town where Shepherd Neame has been based for more than 400 years.

Brands Marketing Manager Rose Davis said: “Faversham Creek became a major trading port for the export of English wool in the 16th century, resulting in the town’s coat of arms being linked to the Royal Arms of England. We decided to name our latest brew Creekside to celebrate this history, while also using the pump clip design to reflect the Creek’s current importance to the town, as a haven for wildlife, with many colourful boats populating its shoreline.”

Brewer Scott Wilkins said: “Creekside has been rewarding to brew, showcasing how the delicate balance of malts and hops can create a flavoursome and characterful beer. We hope drinkers enjoy a pint of Creekside throughout June and July, with the fruity aroma and flavour the perfect addition to any summer pub visit.”

Shepherd Neame’s Cask Club was launched in 2019, offering an exciting new range of limited edition innovative cask beers incorporating modern styles and flavours, while also celebrating some seasonal classics.

Drinkers are able to get involved with Cask Club by picking up a passport at participating pubs, collecting a bespoke crook stamp for each new Cask Club ale tried. Those who complete the passport will be eligible for an exclusive Cask Club t-shirt, and will be entered into a prize draw for a weekend getaway.

Future ales in the Cask Club programme to look out for over the next few months include Citra Smack (3.8% ABV Citra Ale), Cobnut (3.8%) and Late Red (4.5%).

To be the first to discover new Cask Club beers sign up to hear more:, and follow @shepherdneame on social media.


About Shepherd Neame

Shepherd Neame has been based in the market town of Faversham, Kent for over 300 years. Perhaps best known for great British classic ales such as Spitfire Amber, which carries the Royal Warrant, its diverse portfolio includes Five Grain Lager, Bear Island East Coast Pale Ale and Bear Island Triple Hopped Lager, and the Whitstable Bay Collection. It also brews international lagers under licence including Samuel Adams Boston Lager and premium Thai lager Singha. The independent family business boasts an award-winning visitor centre and more than 300 pubs and hotels throughout London and the South East, from the historic heart of the City to the Kent coastline.

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For further information please contact Brands Marketing Manager Rose Davis on 01795 542192 or email or visit