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Wye Hops Beer Festival 2011 (Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Rudgate - Jorvik BlondeExceptional1
Canterbury Brewers - Boadicea's UprisingExcellent2
Dorset Brewing Company - ChesilExcellent1
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry TorpedoExcellent1
Otter - AmberExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPAExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent1
Crouch Vale - Brewers GoldExcellent1
Adnams - GunhillExcellent2
Rudgate - Ruby MildExcellent2
Titanic - StoutExcellent1
Purple Moose - Snowdonia Ale (Cwrw Eryri)Excellent1
Old Dairy - Copper TopExcellent2
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterExcellent1
Castle Rock - Preservation Fine AleGood1
Tryst - Raj IPAGood1
Williams Brothers - Harvest SunGood1
Abigale - SamphireGood1
Abigale - RidgewayGood1
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)Good1
Abigale - BestGood1
Shepherd Neame - Kent's BestNot Tried0
Inveralmond - Ossian's AleNot Tried0
Salamander - Golden SalamanderNot Tried0
Canterbury Brewers - Canterbury WheatNot Tried0
Picture 1. Wye Hops Beer Festival 2011, Wye, Kent

Visits Details

17 Sep 2011 (Pedro)
Arrived before opening and left early - hindisght shouldn't have had Jaipur back in Maidstone _ As others have listed beers I'll just do those I tasted.
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Excellent
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Excellent
Titanic - Stout4.50Excellent
Adnams - Gunhill4.00Excellent
Purple Moose - Snowdonia Ale (Cwrw Eryri)3.60Excellent
Dorset Brewing Company - Chesil4.10Excellent
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Excellent
17 Sep 2011 (oz11)
Arrived just after 1pm, hung around for a presentation by a shepherd neame senior brewer at 6pm. Good fest, and as a keen home brewer, a good chance to try beers brewed with specific hop varieties. Hope it will be repeated.
Rudgate - Jorvik Blonde3.80ExceptionalMy pick of the day.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Excellent
Otter - Amber4.00Excellent
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Excellent
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry Torpedo4.50Excellent
Canterbury Brewers - Boadicea's Uprising4.10Excellent
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Excellent
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Good
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Good
Williams Brothers - Harvest Sun3.90Good
Adnams - Gunhill4.00Good
17 Sep 2011 (Andrew)
Arrived at about 6pm and it was quite busy. Coming from Wye originally it was nice to see so many people supporting the best beer event to happen here for, what, ever? Had a thoroughly good time.
Castle Rock - Preservation Fine Ale4.40GoodNorthern Brewer and Sovereign hops. Dark, malty with a good leafy hop as I recall. My notes say it was like drinking liquefied brick.
Tryst - Raj IPA5.50GoodA strong peppery hop. Nice but to be honest by this point I'd had a few and it was all blurring into one.
Abigale - Samphire4.10GoodThe beer I want to love. Made with Challenger, Northdown and East Kent Goldings.
Abigale - Ridgeway3.80GoodMade with Bramling Cross and Willamette hops. Pale gold colour, but again that tell-tale Abigale astringency would give it's provenance away.
Abigale - Best4.50GoodMade with Admiral and Whitbread Goldings Variety. A brown bitter with that tell-tale Abigale astringency to it.
Canterbury Brewers - Boadicea's Uprising4.10GoodMade with Target, Pioneer and Boadicea hops. Earthy and a bit stony to start with but by the end I was quite enjoying it.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Kent's Best4.10Not Tried
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried
Inveralmond - Ossian's Ale4.10Not Tried
Salamander - Golden Salamander4.50Not Tried
Titanic - Stout4.50Not Tried
Otter - Amber4.00Not Tried
Williams Brothers - Harvest Sun3.90Not Tried
Adnams - Gunhill4.00Not Tried
Purple Moose - Snowdonia Ale (Cwrw Eryri)3.60Not Tried
Rudgate - Jorvik Blonde3.80Not Tried
Dorset Brewing Company - Chesil4.10Not Tried
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry Torpedo4.50Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Canterbury Wheat4.40Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried

About the Wye Hops Beer Festival 2011

The pub sign. Wye Hops Beer Festival 2011, Wye, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores


The Beer Festival is found in Wye, Kent, TN25 5EU.

One day festival held in Wye Village Halls.

We have visited this Beer Festival 3 times, seen 26 different beers and tried 22 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN25 5EU