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27th November 2023

Sip into Christmas with Shepherd Neame’s festive winter warming ale

Independent family brewer Shepherd Neame’s award-winning Christmas Ale is back – in time for the festive season.

A firm favourite for more than a decade, the full-bodied winter ale is brewed using 100% natural ingredients. It blends pale and crystal malts with Target, Challenger and Goldings hops to boast warming notes of mulled fruits and spices, with a heady, sweet aroma.

The seasonal ale has received a number of accolades in recent years, most recently Gold Medals in the International Brewing and Cider Awards and British Bottlers’ Institute Competition, and a Silver Medal in the International Beer Challenge.

Brewer Scott Wilkins said: “We are excited to bring back this award-winning festive brew. It is a complex beer, perfect to be savoured on a long winter night, and we’re delighted that it will be on offer just in time for the Festive Market and Christmas Lights Switch-On in our home town of Faversham, Kent tomorrow (Saturday, November 25).”

Christmas Ale will be available on draught (5% ABV) until the end of November and throughout December in selected Shepherd Neame pubs across Kent, London and the South East. It is the final beer in Shepherd Neame’s popular real ale initiative Cask Club for 2023. To find a Shepherd Neame pub near you, visit: Customers are advised to call ahead to confirm Christmas Ale is available.

The festive ale is also available in 500ml bottles (7% ABV) from Shepherd Neame’s Brewery Shop in Faversham or online at


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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