Tim launches new “Broadstairs folk week 50 years ale” with Shepherd Neame

Tim was delighted to be involved in the creation of a brand new ale from famous renowned Faversham Brewery Shepherd Neame, to celebrate Broadstairs folk week’s 50 year anniversary of which Tim is the patron of.

Have a look at the official press release and photos here;


This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Broadstairs Folk Week, and lead sponsor Shepherd Neame is celebrating the occasion with a special limited edition beer.

The Broadstairs 50th Folk Ale (3.9% abv) is a golden ale, boasting a sweet malt flavour from crystal and pale ale malts combined with citrus and pine notes provided by Tettnang, Mittlefruh, and Boadicea hops.

It was created at the Faversham brewery with help from award-winning Broadstairs musician Tim Edey, named BBC Radio 2’s Folk Musician of the year in 2012, who is performing at this year’s festival.

Tim said: “It was my first time visiting Shepherd Neame and I really enjoyed my morning with the team of brewers. I am really pleased with the beer we have created, and am looking forward to having a pint or two during the festival!”

This year’s landmark Folk Week is taking place from August 7 to 14, with more than 500 events, including concerts, workshops, dances, parades, a craft fair and children’s festival, taking place in venues throughout Broadstairs.

The limited edition beer is available now in Shepherd Neame’s own Royal Albion Hotel, Wrotham Arms and Neptunes Hall in the town, which will be among those hosting music performances during the festival. It is also available at selected Shepherd Neame pubs throughout the rest of Kent and the South East, and can be enjoyed during Folk Week at the Shepherd Neame Beer Tent which will be located in Pierremont Park.

Festival Director Jo Tuffs said: “Broadstairs Folk Week wouldn’t have reached its 50th year without Shepherd Neame, which has provided invaluable support for the festival over many years. There is definitely a natural partnership between great real ale and folk music, so we are thrilled that Britain’s oldest brewer has created a special beer to mark our 50th anniversary, and that Tim was able to get involved. It is a fantastic tribute to a very special achievement.”

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