Big award win for tiny Acorn Brewery

Dave Hughes of Acorn
Dave Hughes of Acorn
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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.”