Friday, May 29, 2020

Silver success for Barnsley Bitter at national competition

Acorn Brewery’s Barnsley Bitter has scooped a silver medal at the real ale industry’s most prestigious national competition.

Expert beer drinkers from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) have awarded the iconic Barnsley brew second prize at the Great British Beer Festival this week. Acorn Brewery’s best-selling pint beat off competition from hundreds of other ales produced by breweries across the UK, and trumped last year’s overall gold medal winner.

Acorn’s Barnsley Gold real ale and its bottled Gorlovka stout also made it through the finals of CAMRA’s national championships. Owner of Acorn Brewery Dave Hughes comments: “We are thrilled to bring back a silver medal for Barnsley Bitter from this year’s Great British Beer Festival.

“We’ve brewed Barnsley Bitter for 12 years now and its consistent high quality has been recognised year on year by a string of regional and national awards including a previous silver medal from CAMRA in 2006.

“But the competition is getting tougher as this thriving industry grows and we’re very proud that our Barnsley Bitter is still up there with the best nationally and continuing to win gongs today. It is fantastic to get this national recognition from CAMRA – they are the beer drinking experts and know a fine real ale when they taste one.”

Barnsley Bitter has made it to the CAMRA national finals eight times previously. The beer also won a silver award from the UK’s Society of Independent Brewers in March this year.

The Great British Beer Festival is the UK’s biggest beer festival where visitors get the chance to sample more than 900 real ales, ciders, perries and international beers produced by more than 350 breweries. The trade days offer brewers the chance to network with licensees, pub owners, retailers and beer writers within the close-knit and growing micro-brewing industry.

Barnsley Bitter is Acorn Brewery’s best-selling brand and is produced using the original strain of Barnsley Bitter yeast, dating back to the mid-19th century. The chestnut-coloured real ale combines Maris Otter malt and English hops and boasts a well-rounded, rich flavour and lasting bitter finish. It has a 3.8 per cent ABV.

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