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10 breweries that are still making beer, centuries later

April 24, 2014, 10:53 a.m.
Shepherd Neame, England

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Shepherd Neame, England

Shepherd Neame is the oldest currently running beer producer in England. Located in the famous county of Kent, the brewery has been in operation since 1698. Though the production methods have been updated over the years, the brewers still use the same ingredients as their predecessors: locally sourced grains and water from an onsite artisanal well. 

Shepherd Neame owns about 360 pubs in Kent, Essex and London. The company exports to a number of countries, including the U.S. and Canada. The brewery produces a range of beers, including cask beers that are aged in traditional barrels.