It is not often that the Railway gets the opportunity to marry up local history with beer but from Saturday 17 September that is exactly what will happen when Hey’s Gold goes on sale in the rail buffet.
The Hey family originates from the Upper Worth Valley. However, in the nineteenth century the family took advantage of the industrial revolution and various branches of the family moved to Bradford to set up textile mills, several other businesses and a brewery. The latter, Hey’s Brewery, owned 74 pubs and sold beers across the north of England. It was eventually bought out by Webster’s in 1966.
To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the brewery’s closure, Kathryn Hey, a descendant of the family, KWVR member and contributor to the Ivatt appeal, has commissioned a special beer named Hey’s Gold. The beer is being brewed in collaboration with Bingley Brewery. The railway is delighted to be able to support a celebration of local history.
The KWVR has received much acclaim for the real ale served on its train services. As demand fluctuates it has not been possible to accurately predict the ales that will served on any given service. We have therefore changed our announcement to what beers you can expect to see being served at the on-train bar in the near future.
Coming soon to the ‘cellar’, our guest ales are:
Oldershaw Brewery – Great Charter
A dark rich ruby-hued beer with caramel and toffee flavours balanced with dark malts and rich fruity aromas.his chestnut-coloured beer is brewed using pale ale and crystal malt, which gives it a full-bodied flavour.
Abbeydale Brewery – Daily Bread
A classic English bitter. Malty and well balanced.
Goose Eye Brewery – Golden Goose
A straw coloured beer, light on the palate with a smooth and refreshing citrus/hoppy finish.
York Brewery – Centurion’s Ghost Ale
Centurion’s ghost is dark ruby in colour; full tasting with a mellow roast flavour balanced by light bitterness and autumn fruit flavours that linger into the aftertaste.
Timothy Taylor’s – Golden Best
Pale malt gives a digestive biscuit base with strong notes of butterscotch sweet in the mouth. Light note of hop resins gives a dusty floral aftertaste. Finish is sweet and malty with fermented melon.
Join us in the bar cars for our 1940’s weekend where we will have aircraft themed beers, so come and sample a pint or two and take a break from the festivities ‘up t’hill’.
In the ‘cellar’ this week we have guest ales to enjoy from three different breweries (subject to availability). This weeks guest ales are:
Thwaites Brewery – Lancaster Bomber
This chestnut-coloured beer is brewed using pale ale and crystal malt, which gives it a full-bodied flavour. Dry hopped with Styrian Golding’s in each cask to give a prominent floral hop aroma and warming.
Wadworth Brewery – Swordfish
Mild caramel malt aroma, caramel flavour and a prolonged bitter aftertaste.
Oldershaw Brewery – Miss Red
An all English hopped ruby-hued beer to commemorate 70 years since D-Day when the Miss Red Skytrain launched from RAF Barkston Heath. Caramel and toffee flavours balance with roasted dark malts and rich orange and cedar aromas prevail.
In response to Customer requests we will be publicising in advance the Real Ales that will be featured in the on-train Buffet Car during the forthcoming weekend.
In the ‘cellar’ we have a new selection of guest ales to enjoy, as the scenery passes by.. Four different breweries again feature on the list and subject to availability, this weeks guest ales are:
Copper Dragon Brewery – Golden Pippin
A refreshing blonde beer brewed using a specially selected hop to create a citrus flavour.n amber coloured ale brewed with traditional English hops.
Grey Hawk Brewery – Nirvana Pale
An enticing hop aroma leads to a balanced pale beer with increasing bitterness in the finish from the cascade and challenger hops.
Fuller’s Brewery – Wild River
A dry-hopped American-style IPA with a strong citrus grapefruit aroma with hints of tropical fruit. The flavour is similar with a notable spicy note. The finish is bitter, however, not as pronounced as some American IPAs.
Oakham Ales – Citra
A light refreshing beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry, bitter finish.