A group of seventeen club members visited the Shepherd Neame Brewery in Faversham on the afternoon on Wednesday 16 March 2022.
CMIC members assembled outside Shepherd Neame brewery.
Our guide was Georgina who gave us a brief history of the brewery and a tour of the brewhouse, as well as the chance to see the stationary steam engines that once powered the brewery, the old floor maltings that are no longer used, and the company’s collection of historic vehicles.
Mash tuns in the Shepherd Neame brewhouse.
After the tour we had the opportunity to sample some beers and we had a very good and informative question and answer session with one of the brewers, during which we learned that the next seasonal beer will be called May Bee, which will the first time that Shepherd Neame have used honey in one of their beers. Northern Lights is expected to make a come back later this year.
Report by Chris Excell – CMIC Committee Member