We have had the pleasure of teaming up with Shepherd Neame to create a new Kentish Beer Soap. Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame has been based in the market town of Faversham for over 300 years. Perhaps best known for great British classic ales such as Spitfire, which carries the Royal Warrant, its diverse portfolio includes Five Grain Lager, Bear Island East Coast Pale Ale and Bear Island Triple Hopped Lager, and the Whitstable Bay Collection.
Here at The Kentish Soap Co we are located less than 10 miles from the brewery in Sittingbourne. We produces natural soaps, candles, bath and body products. Every one of our products are vegan-friendly and comes in eco-friendly packaging.
The new Beer Soap combines Shepherd Neame’s award-winning Bishops Finger Kentish Strong Ale - which uses 100% natural ingredients including Kentish hops and barley and chalk-filtered mineral water drawn from deep beneath the brewery - combined with our unique blend of oils and butters, which have been chosen for their skin-nurturing properties, creating a soap which offers a nourishing creamy lather while boasting a refreshing, mild hoppy scent.
Shepherd Neame Head Brewer Mike Unsworth said: “We are pleased to supply beer for this exciting new partnership with The Kentish Soap Company. We are both independent, family-run Kent companies which take pride in handcrafting quality products using locally sourced ingredients, so coming together for this project made perfect sense. It went on sale in our brewery shop earlier this month and has already proved a big hit with customers.”
Beer has been used in soap for many years as hops are known to soothe irritated skin. Beer also contains vitamin B and other essential vitamins which further nourish the skin and creates a wonderfully creamy lather in soap. As we have Britain’s oldest brewer on our doorstep, we approached them about teaming up to create our own beer soap exclusively using Shepherd Neame ale, and were delighted when they agreed to get involved.