Chairman Neil Bentley said, "It is great to be supporting the Micro-Breweries of Huddersfield as well as creating a variety of different beers that promotes the Penistone Line and the Partnerships activities.
The PLP are teaming up with The Summer Wine Micro-Brewery from Honley to produce a Special Beer named after the Penistone Line - Chairman Neil Bentley will be assisting making the new beer in April ready for a launch in early May.
The beer will be available on some of our Music Trains and in local pubs both along the line and also further a field.
The pump clip for the beer on the bar will feature a Northern Rail Train on the Penistone Line
and the plan is to produce some small posters to put on display at the pubs selling the beer explaining a little about The Summer Wine Brewery, the Beer and of course The Penistone Line Partnership
- thus expanding coverage of the line and the Music Trains far and wide...
And the very first batch of beer will be making the short journey from the Summer Wine Brewery at Honley by Penistone line train, yes that's right we plan to deliver the beer right to The Head of Steam's door, (well ok platform two at Huddersfield) were the barrels will be rolled down the platform to the pubs cellars - a very appropriate and environmentally friendly way of delivering our Special Beer... Watch local press for more details.
The Summer Wine Brewery supplied the beer for the Christmas Music Train and very popular it was too, so it is great to have them onboard to produce us our very own Special Beer - Chairman Neil Bentley explained that over the past year we have been increasingly selling beer made locally within a few miles of The Penistone Line on the Music Trains and its great to support the micro-breweries in the area.
The first Music Train with the Penistone Line Rail Ale beer is expected to be the Jazz Train with the ever popular Train Gang on Monday 18th May.
Scoops Top award
Penistone Line Partnership Chairman Neil Bentley won the Outstanding Personal contribution for rail workforce at the National Rail Awards in London on Thursday 18th Sept.
Neil has been chair of the Partnership for the last four years and has been involved with the PLP for the last 15 year, writing the popular Penistone Line Pub guide, organizing the Music Trains and coordinating the Penistone Lines contribution to Community Rail Week.
Neil is also the PLP's member of the Tram Train Stakeholder group, helping to guide the line to its next major investment.
Innovative 'tram-trains' to be trailed in Yorkshire
The following was announced by the Department for Transport
on the 18th March 2008