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Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway Beer Festival 2013 (Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Box Steam - Derail AleExcellent1
Kent - CobnutExcellent1
Rooster's - BuckeyeExcellent1
Green Jack - Red HerringExcellent1
Robinsons - Uncle SamsGood1
Bowman - WarblerGood1
Settle - Signal Main LineGood1
Titanic - Shugborough Gardener's RetreatGood1
Hammerpot - Brighton BelleGood1
Mad Cat - Auburn Copper Ale (previously Meaney's Auburn Copper Ale)Good1
Elgood's - Golden NewtNot Tried0
RCH - Double HeaderNot Tried0
Howard Town - Wren's NestNot Tried0
Cotleigh - TawnyNot Tried0
Fyne - Vital SparkNot Tried0
Bushy's - Manx BitterNot Tried0
Phoenix - NavvyNot Tried0
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - Thomas Sykes Old AleNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - DragonheadNot Tried0
Old Bear - GoldilocksNot Tried0
Holden's - Black Country MildNot Tried0
Humpty Dumpty - Golden GorseNot Tried0
Purple Moose - Glaslyn AleNot Tried0
Exeter - Avocet AleNot Tried0
Brentwood - Marvellous Maple MildNot Tried0
Three B's - Honey BeeNot Tried0
Great Oakley - WagtailNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Sun TopNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPANot Tried0
Ilkley - Summer (superseded by 4% version)Not Tried0
1648 - Laughing FrogNot Tried0
Wylam - Red KiteNot Tried0
Jennings - High SpyNot Tried0
Kingstone - Humpty's FuddleNot Tried0

Visits Details

06 Jul 2013 (oz11)
The quality of the beer stood up well against the hot summer conditions. Shaded areas were at a premium. Good beer and decent bands...happy day indeed.
Box Steam - Derail Ale5.20Excellent
Kent - Cobnut4.10Excellent
Rooster's - Buckeye3.50Excellent
Green Jack - Red Herring5.00ExcellentSmoking!
Mad Cat - Auburn Copper Ale (previously Meaney's Auburn Copper Ale)4.20GoodThe only really hazy beer of the day of the ones that I tried.
Robinsons - Uncle Sams4.20Good
Bowman - Warbler4.80Good
Settle - Signal Main Line3.60Good
Titanic - Shugborough Gardener's Retreat4.20Good
Hammerpot - Brighton Belle4.60Good
Elgood's - Golden Newt4.10Not Tried
RCH - Double Header5.30Not Tried
Howard Town - Wren's Nest4.20Not Tried
Cotleigh - Tawny3.80Not Tried
Fyne - Vital Spark4.40Not Tried
Bushy's - Manx Bitter3.80Not Tried
Phoenix - Navvy3.80Not Tried
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried
Burton Bridge - Thomas Sykes Old Ale10.00Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dragonhead4.00Not Tried
Old Bear - Goldilocks4.40Not Tried
Holden's - Black Country Mild3.70Not Tried
Humpty Dumpty - Golden Gorse5.40Not Tried
Purple Moose - Glaslyn Ale4.20Not Tried
Exeter - Avocet Ale3.90Not Tried
Brentwood - Marvellous Maple Mild3.70Not Tried
Three B's - Honey Bee3.70Not Tried
Great Oakley - Wagtail3.90Not Tried
Old Dairy - Sun Top3.60Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried
Ilkley - Summer (superseded by 4% version)3.90Not Tried
1648 - Laughing Frog5.20Not Tried
Wylam - Red Kite4.50Not Tried
Jennings - High Spy3.80Not TriedListed here as 3.8%. Jennings website info. seems to confirm this.
Kingstone - Humpty's Fuddle5.80Not Tried

About the Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway Beer Festival 2013

Summary of Beer Scores



The Beer Festival is found in Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2XD.

A preserved and working industrial Steam Railway. Part of the original Bowaters papermill. This was quite an extensive system in its heyday. Today, a preserved, single line branch, runs from the now demolished mill and viaduct over the main road, and winds its way into the loco depot at the Kemsley end. Very atmospheric and well worth supporting. The mainline railway station, Sittingbourne, is an easy 5 minutes walk away.

We have visited this Beer Festival once, seen 35 different beers and tried 10 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME10 2XD