Brewed by Westerham
Available in the bottle as Marks & Spencer 9 Hop Kent Pale Ale
Ingredients: Maris Otter Pale Ale, Caramalt; Target, Goldings, Pilgrim, Sovereign, Progress, First Gold, WGV, Bramling Cross, Finchcocks’ Hop X
Spirit of Kent celebrates the Kent Spitfire, a Mark IX Spitfire housed at the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar. It also recalls the “XXX Modification Depth Charges” that flew out of Biggin Hill in June 1944 filled with Westerham Ales. The “XXX Joy Juice” was racked into the unused auxiliary fuel tanks and flown over to the forward airbases in France.
This golden ale is hopped with 9 different types of Kent bred hops in a total of 9 separate additions. That really is the Spirit of Kent – a beer with probably the most types of hops on the planet….?