What’s in a “neame”?

A word I don’t know. I am told it is a family name.


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  1. Sorbonnetoga says:

    Both parts of the company name refer to the founding families of the brewery, the Shepherds first, later joined by the Neames. I’m enjoying a glass of Bishop’s Finger from the self-same brewery. Their history is given here.

  2. Ah yes – That reminds me of one of the old responses to the evangelicals who used to use an opening line along the lines of asking where you went to give thanks. The response being “I go to the meeting held in the chapel of the Good Shepherd Neame” – Accepted every time.

    Bonus points for fielding questions like: “Is it a big crowd?” with a straight face.

    Now I have a couple of friends currently in the CofE – they have their ‘new expression’ church (very low Anglican – almost limbo Anglican) in the lower end of Kent (Sandwich or Deal) where they worship. The name of this fellowship (I kid you not) is the ‘Carpenters Arms’ – you couldn’t make it up.


  3. moon1234 says:

    Hacker Pschorr has them beat. They started brewing in 1417. Not that a German would want to be a little proud about their bier!

  4. Johnny Domer says:

    Always fun to see a brand of alcohol that is older than our country.

  5. Andreas says:

    Might I respectfully direct your attention to two Austrian beers that truly do this beautiful land proud… one is called ‘Gösser’ (stemming from the Göss Abbey near Leoben where the beer was originally brewed as far back at the year 1000) and the other is Reininghaus (brewed in Graz since 1855). ‘Though they have but single family names, both are outstanding beers and are to be highly recommended should you have the fortune of encountering one or both at your favorite Inn. I share Moon1234’s pride in ones beer….especially as Reininghaus long been brewed by members of my wife’s family. Zum Wohl!

  6. What’s with the big sign above the pint? Do American pubs serve beer with signs?

  7. JimmyA says:

    Do they sell this good stuff in the States or does this suggest that you are in Albion?

  8. JonPatrick says:

    isn’t Albion in Maine, just East of Waterville? They have English beer on tap there? :-)

  9. irishgirl says:

    The only Neame I’ve ever heard of was an English writer, Alan Neame.
    He wrote a book on Lourdes in the 1970s which I borrowed from my maiden aunt.

  10. Centristian says:

    Since you’re in the UK, I’m reminded of the actor Christopher Neame. I enjoyed his somewhat comical portrayal of Kaiser Wilhelm II in the mini-series “Edward the King”.

  11. Seamas O Dalaigh says:

    Daniel Arseneault,

    The sign (advert) is on the tap. They are very common indeed.

    James Daly

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