The next round of the Barnsley Beer and Business Club will take place from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday 8th March at Barnsley College’s brilliant restaurant ‘The Open Kitchen’.  As usual there will be some great beer to sample and on this occasion the college catering students will be showcasing some of their great culinary creations. On top of all this there’s also some terrific very informal networking to be had.

The last event was almost oversubscribed, so do get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

If you would like more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Tickets available at Beer and Business Club

David Broadhead

Acorn Brewery

01226 270734

Look forward to seeing you there.



2 New Bottle Additions to the Acorn Range


You can now sample the latest additions to the Acorn range (Thunderstruck and Freebird) in cask, keg and just out is the new 330ml bottle version.

Freebird is a 5.7 %  American style pale ale with a crisp bitterness and a high zesty aroma. Brewed with Chinook, Cluster and Cascade hops.

Thunderstruck is also 5.7% but this one is a Jet Black IPA. Sacks full of USA Bravo & Cascade Hops give it a fruity, floral aroma. We’ve also dry hopped with Chinook hops for a grapefruit, citrus encore!

We think both beers are sensational, but don’t just take our word for it!




Darkness Final

We’re delighted to announce that the brewery picked up a bronze award for ‘Darkness’ Mild Ale in the Champion Beer of Great Britain competition.

Darkness was up against beers from brewers across the country and the award was presented at a gala dinner evening at London’s Olympia Hilton hotel. This was the culmination of almost a year of local tasting panels and regional heats ahead of the final competition at CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival at Olympia.

Acorn’s Managing Director Dave Hughes said ‘this is another huge achievement for the brewery and great recognition of all the hard work that the team put in to producing our beers’.

The Brewery is no stranger to success at these awards as this most recent achievement follows on from the Silver certificate awarded to Barnsley Bitter in last year’s event. Barnsley Bitter also reached the finals again this year and has now featured in the final round of judging on no less than 8 occasions.  Dave Hughes also commented, ‘we are so pleased that Barnsley Bitter made it through to the finals again, it’s real acknowledgement that we can consistently brew great quality beer that is appreciated by a panel of the most respected tasting judges in the country.