Faversham-based brewer Shepherd Neame has been named as the official beer supplier of The 150th Open taking place at St Andrews in Scotland this summer.
The global sporting event, running from July 10 to 17, will be attended by a record 290,000 fans.
As the official supplier of The 150th Open, Shepherd Neame’s award-winning beer and cider will be on sale in the bars at the Old Course, St Andrews, and at bespoke outside bars erected around the course. Guests will be able to enjoy Singha premium Thai lager, which Shepherd Neame began brewing for the UK market earlier this year, along with Whitstable Bay Black Stout, Whitstable Bay Pale Ale and Orchard View cider on draught.
It is the second year that Shepherd Neame has been chosen as the official beer supplier for The Open, following the success of last year’s partnership when the Championship took place at Royal St George’s in Sandwich.
Shepherd Neame’s Chief Executive Jonathan Neame said: “We are incredibly excited to be partnering with The R&A once again for this historic sporting occasion. The Open is a world-renowned event, and we are delighted to have an opportunity to raise awareness of our award-winning brands with a new audience. We are particularly excited to introduce Singha at the Championship, which has a long history of supporting flagship sporting events in the UK and globally.”
John Espley, Director of Commercial Partnerships at The R&A, said: “Shepherd Neame has a long and cherished history as Britain’s oldest brewer and is renowned for producing award-winning beers from its home in Kent. We look forward to working with them once again to offer our fans and guests a range of high quality British-crafted products at the Championship this year.”