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Double Stout won a silver medal

19th September 2023

Shepherd Neame's Beers are Officially World Class

Four of Faversham-based brewer Shepherd Neame’s beers have been recognised with medals in this year’s International Beer Challenge.

A gold medal was awarded to its Kentish Strong Ale Bishops Finger (5.2% ABV), with a silver medal for its silky Double Stout (5.2% ABV). The independent family brewery’s India Pale Ale (6.1% ABV) and Whitstable Bay Pale Ale (4% ABV) also received bronze medals.

It is the 27th year of the worldwide competition launched to celebrate the very best beers from around the globe. It comprises 80 different categories, with each beer subjected to rigorous judging by panels of over 70 retailers, importers, publicans, brewers, writers and flavour analysts, who sample them in blind tastings.

These are the latest in a series of honours for Shepherd Neame’s beers, with other recent wins including gold medals for Bishops Finger, India Pale Ale and 1698 at the British Bottlers’ Institute Awards.

Shepherd Neame Senior Brewer and Quality Manager Stewart Tricker said: “This is an outstanding result, a testament to our team’s passion and knowledge, and our commitment to quality and innovation. We are delighted to receive such fantastic accolades, showing once again that our beers are world class.”

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

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Shepherd Neame Ltd

The fifth-generation independent family business produces Kentish ales of such renown that they are afforded Protected Geographical Indication from the EU.