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10th December 2021


Get cosy this Christmas with a deliciously dark new beer from Shepherd Neame – limited edition English ale Cracklewick (4.8% ABV).

Cracklewick is a satisfying and indulgent brew combining Ale, Crystal and Chocolate malts with oats to give a smooth, velvety mouthfeel. Hints of chocolate and roasted flavours are complemented with floral, citrus and spice aromas courtesy of East Kent Goldings, First Gold and Centennial hops. The limited edition cask ale, released as part of Shepherd Neame’s monthly Cask Club initiative, will be available throughout December in select pubs.

Shepherd Neame’s Director of Brewing Mike Unsworth said: “As the chillier weather arrives, we are pleased to offer a new brew that reflects the change in the seasons, continuing our efforts to encourage more people to enjoy what we believe is one of the best drinks in the world.

“Cracklewick is a wonderfully dark ale, that is perfect for enjoying in a cosy pub on a wintery evening. With its complex flavours, this beer can be enjoyed with a variety of festive meals, including hearty pies, steaks and chocolate desserts.”

The Faversham-based brewer and pub operator launched Cask Club in 2019, with a new cask ale released each month, celebrating modern styles and flavours, with exciting recipes and classic seasonal favourites. The initiative highlights Britain’s oldest brewer’s continued passion for innovation and seasonality, offering loyal fans different tastes, while also attracting new cask ale drinkers.

Along with inventive tastes, the look and feel of the Cask Club brands take a fresh approach, with dynamic design and bright colours for ultimate stand-out on the bar.

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Press release from Shepherd Neame

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