The West Somerset Railway Heritage Trust WSRHT

‘Quantock Steamer’ launched

Posted on June 7, 2019

Over the weekend of 8th and 9th June, the West Somerset Railway (WSR) will be holding a special 40th anniversary Event to mark it becoming England’s longest heritage railway forty years ago in 1979. 

As Quantock Brewery is one of the closest businesses to Bishops Lydeard station, Quantock have brewed an exclusive new beer to mark this special occasion.  

The new beer is called ‘QUANTOCK STEAMER’ which is a light amber ale at 3.8% ABV, brewed with light roasted malts and two great English hops. These combined give fantastic notes of orange and citrus, plus a hint of spice. 

This new brew will only be available via the WSR’s train buffet cars, the Turntable cafe on Minehead station and the Quantock Brewery Shop & Taproom at Bishops Lydeard. The ‘Quantock Steamer’ will sit well alongside ‘Gold ’76’, another beer brewed by Quantock just for the WSR to mark the line’s initial 1976 reopening.