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568: Acorn Brewery | Barnsley Bitter

The Brewery: “Welcome to Acorn Brewery, Born and bred in Wombwell Barnsley, where we have been growing up since 2003…….Our first brew took place on the on the 4th July 2003 where we produced our flag ship, award winning Barnsley Bitter…….From here we have gone from strength to strength introducing 6 core beers to our range. Along the way there have been a few bumped heads and scratched knees but it is safe to say we have grown into a strapping teenager, now living on a 25-barrel plant which we moved to during 2008.”

The Beer: “Our award winning Barnsley Bitter is brewed using the finest quality Maris Otter malt and English hops. Chestnut in colour, having a well rounded, rich flavour, it retains a lasting bitter finish…..”

The Asda at Monks Cross near York proved an excellent source for some regional ales during my stay and this was the first to be sampled. It didn’t disappoint either – pretty much everything I like about a good honest bitter was here. No, heavy aroma, a lovely colour and a classic bitter taste. I hope I come across this in cask form at some point. 3.8% A.B.V. March 2019