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30th August 2022

Independent Brewer’s Beers Officially World Class

Shepherd Neame’s beers have been honoured with three medals in the World Beer Awards 2022.

In the Hoppy Pilsner category, Bear Island Triple Hopped Lager (4.6% ABV) scooped gold. Launched in 2017, the full-flavoured lager is crafted using a trio of distinctive hops, with Challenger from the UK, Saaz from the Czech Republic and US Mosaic with punchy tropical hop-forward flavours and aromas.

Keeping it in the Bear Island family, Noughty Bear 0.5% IPA received a bronze award in the IPA category. Combining four different hop varieties, Noughty Bear has 70 calories and less than 1g of sugar per 330ml bottle, making it the lighter choice in every way. Launched in 2021, it is the first low alcohol brew from Shepherd Neame.

The brewer received a silver award for its India Pale Ale (6.1% ABV) in the English Style category. A glorious showcase of a distinct, hoppy beer India Pale Ale delivers potent bitterness, balanced with generous amounts of pale ale malt to deliver a deep golden ale, with spiced fruit notes.

Director of Brewing Mike Unsworth said: “We are delighted to have achieved these results at the World Beer Awards, particularly the medals for our Bear Island range.

“To receive such prestigious awards for our beers highlights the excellent skill of our teams, particularly brewing, production, quality control and bottling. These awards also showcase the breadth the beers that we offer, demonstrating the very best in British brewing.”

Shepherd Neame’s award-winning beers are available from its online shop and brewery shop in Faversham. For more information, visit:


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.

Press release from Shepherd Neame.

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