It started with a determination to keep alive the name of Barnsley Bitter, which was in danger of disappearing after 150 years.
That’s how friends Tom Gill and Adam Hague ended up opening a brewery in Neepsend in Sheffield and transferring the equipment from the Oakwell Brewery after it closed last year.
Moreover, they brought head brewer Jonny Stancill from Barnsley, deciding to name the business after him. After all, both Jonny and his father, Bob, used to work at the nearby (and now derelict) Stones Cannon Brewery. Bob was head brewer.