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15th September 2023

Enjoy a Taste of Autumn in a Glass

Independent family brewer Shepherd Neame’s popular seasonal cask ale Late Red is returning to pubs this week – just in time for autumn.

The crimson-copper ale will be available on draught throughout September and October in selected Shepherd Neame pubs across Kent, London and the South East.

Blending pale ale malt and gently-kilned crystal malt with UK Cascade and Goldings hops, Late Red offers the perfect balance between rich, dark malt flavours and a citrussy hop finish. Complex and full-flavoured, this seasonal ale is triple-hopped to enhance its taste and aroma, twice in the brewhouse with Goldings and Cascade before being dry hopped with Cascade.

Senior Brewer and Quality Manager Stewart Tricker said: “We are excited to bring back Late Red, which has been a firm favourite for many years. A ruby ale, it truly is autumn in a glass, and we hope customers will enjoy this special seasonal brew.”

Late Red is the seventh beer in Shepherd Neame’s popular real ale initiative Cask Club. Launched in 2019, it offers an exciting new range of limited edition innovative cask beers incorporating modern styles and flavours, while also celebrating some seasonal classics.

To find a Shepherd Neame pub near you, visit: Customers are advised to call ahead to confirm Late Red is available.


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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