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8th July 2024

Experience a New World of Flavours With Shepherd Neame’s First New World XPA

Independent family brewer and pub company Shepherd Neame has unveiled its first New World XPA (5.1% ABV).

The limited edition XPA – Extra Pale Ale – is a hazy, full-bodied golden beer. It is a New World-style XPA as it uses Cascade, Centennial, Citra, and Nugget hops from the US, which provide the beer with bold citrus and tropical flavours, along with a touch of spice. These are combined with UK-sourced malts and water drawn from the artesian well underneath Shepherd Neame’s historic Faversham Brewery.

New World XPA boasts an eye-catching deep orange keg lens, designed to stand out on the bar, incorporating a subtle outline of Faversham Creek, a stone’s throw from the brewery.

It is the third in Shepherd Neame’s new Small Batch range of limited edition, craft keg beers, created on a 15 barrel kit installed in the heart of the brewery. The first brew was First Drop Session IPA (4.3% ABV) , released in October, which has now been incorporated as a permanent addition to Shepherd Neame’s portfolio, and Unfiltered Pilsner (4.4% ABV), unveiled in April.

Director of Brewing Mike Unsworth said: “Our team are really enjoying being able to experiment with new styles and flavours in the new Small Batch brewery. We are incredibly proud of our latest creation, New World XPA, a punchy pale ale crafted to appeal to drinkers who enjoy a hop-forward pint. Customers have given us great feedback on the beers created in our Small Batch brewery so far, and we look forward to continuing to use the kit to develop more great beers and showcase our brewing skills.”

New World XPA is now available in selected Shepherd Neame pubs across Kent, London and the South East. Find your local here:

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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 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 premium Thai lager Singha. The independent family business boasts an award-winning visitor centre and 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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