Wombwell’s award-winning Acorn brewery has signed a deal with a national pub chain to offer its ales in boozers across the region.
Acorn has gone into partnership with Punch Taverns – and now their acclaimed Barnsley Bitter will be seen on the pumps at their pubs across the area.
These include the busy George & Dragon in Barnsley town centre and the Ash Tree, close to the brewery itself.
The cask-conditioned beer has won many accolades since it was first brewed in 2004 – including a silver award, at the Camra Great British Beer Festival.
Acorn managing director Dave Hughes said: “This listing means we will supply many more pubs in the region whose doors were previously firmly closed to us – even the ones on our doorstep.
“Now many more cask ale fans in Yorkshire will have access to Barnsley Bitter – not least in the Barnsley area itself, which has long been a difficult trading area for us because of the pub company tie. This is another exciting boost for us at a time when business is already bouncing.”
In recent months, the brewer has celebrated spiralling sales of more than 30 per cent and expanded production capacity to 150 brewers’ barrels a week.