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By Johnny Homer

The county of Kent holds a special position within the historical past of brewing in nice Britain. while hops have been first cultivated during this kingdom round six hundred years in the past, brought via Dutch and Flemish retailers, it used to be at Westbere, simply outdoors Canterbury, the place they have been grown. certainly, the Kentish soil proved so suited for the starting to be of Humulus lupulus, the Latin identify for the hop, that the backyard of britain quickly grew to become the centre of the British hop undefined. maybe for the reason that brewing used to be certainly one of Kent’s significant industries for plenty of, a long time. The industry city of Faversham is domestic to Shepherd Neame – the oldest surviving brewer within the state with a heritage that may be traced again to the mid-sixteenth century, probably a bit earlier.

Despite its hop background, Kent used to be no longer resistant to the decline in local brewing that blighted the post-war years. even though, within the final decade or so a astounding renaissance has taken position, and from the darkish days of the mid-1990s while the county had just a handful of brewers, it could actually now boast in far more than 40. Kent can also be the birthplace of the micropub, small and self sufficient pubs that placed the point of interest on in the community sourced produce. they've got helped revive the brewer’s paintings in Kent and, in doing so, written the newest bankruptcy in an enthralling and intensely vibrant history.

This absolutely illustrated booklet explores either the wealthy heritage of brewing in Kent, and all that the county has to supply today.

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