Big award win for tiny Acorn Brewery

Dave Hughes of Acorn
Dave Hughes of Acorn

SOUTH Yorkshire’s Acorn Brewery is celebrating another top national accolade on the eve of its first beer festival at the brewery tap - Barnsley’s Old No 7 pub.

The Wombwell brewer’s Gorlovka Imperial Stout was declared among the UK’s top beers at the Camra National Winter Ales festival in Manchester - claiming a bronze award in its class.

This week the premium ale features in a four-day festival at the Market Hill pub, launched by beer writer Roger Protz at noon on Thursday February 2.

Gorlovka will be among more than 20 cask-conditioned ales plus continental bottled beers, ciders and craft keg beers.

Tonight at 7.30pm, Roger, editor of the annual Camra Good Beer Guide, will lead a tutored tasting.

Tickets are £20 per person from the Old No 7. Beer festival entry is free.

Managing director Dave Hughes said: “The year has begun very well for us with this top award for Gorlovka at the National Winter Ales Festival. It is a timely win as we prepare to hold our own beer festival to not only showcase our own beers but also feature award-winning beers from many other top craft brewers.”

“We aim to make the Old No 7 a top destination pub for cask ales.”