The county’s oldest brewery is releasing a range of new cask ales to participating pubs.

Faversham-based Shepherd Neame’s Cask Club will see the contemporary ales rolled out one a month, starting in March.

Head brewer Mike Unsworth said: “We are looking to bring out a range of beers that will excite the consumer and introduce them to some new flavours and beer styles.

“We want to shake off the old-fashioned image that cask ale sometimes projects, bringing more people to what we believe is one of the best drinks in the world, at the same time celebrating some seasonal classics.”

It is not just the tastes but also the look of Cask Club that takes a fresh approach, with dynamic design and bright colours not normally associated with cask ale, for ultimate stand-out on the bar.

Kicking things off will be Hop County Hopping Mad Pale Ale (4.8 per cent ABV), a glorious golden ale with light caramel notes and citrus, pine and hedgerow fruit aromas that combines ale and crystal malt with, Boadicea, Endeavour and UK Cascade hops.

April will see the first of its international collaborations with the arrival of Samuel Adams’s Blonde Ambition (4.2 per cent ABV), brewed to a recipe devised with US craft beer pioneers the Boston Beer Company.

This will be followed by New Dawn Citrus Ale (3.5 per cent ABV), a refreshing and light session ale with real citrus fruit. Further beers will then follow approximately every four weeks, among them collaborations with brewers from Finland, Italy, Sweden and, in 2020, the US.

For further information on where to find Cask Club Beers and how to join the club contact www.sncaskclub.co.uk

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