Acorn Brewery of Barnsley, Unit 10, Mitchells Industrial Park, Bradberry Balk Lane, Wombwell, Barnsley, S73 8HR, tel: 01226 270759

Wakefield CAMRA just love the place, the beers and the lads so much that they keep coming back for more.

Paul and Andrea Goose of the branch were lucky winners of a day's brewing at Acorn, donated as a charity draw prize at Merrie City 2004 by the brewery, so they were very keen to see the progress of the Christmas brew "Second Nol" which they had a hand in. Click on any photo for a higher definition version.

Souvenirs, souvenirs

Acorn Brewery of Barnsley has some very good quality black sweatshirts at 15 and polo shirts at 10 both with the Acorn logo. Two good things (1) they wash and wear well (2) they dont only come in Rent-a-Tent sizes, the sweatshirts even in small and medium, modelled below left by assistant brewer Steve.

Your best bet is to call at the brewery between 8 am and 4 pm weekdays. Its just off the main A633 into Wombwell from Stairfoot, Mitchells Enterprise Centre is signed off  the roundabout. Show a CAMRA card for a 10% discount! (taken from O-to-K January 2005, magazine of Wakefield CAMRA)

Wakefield member and guest brewster at Acorn presents commemorative certificate to brewer Dave Hughes  

portrait of a happy and successful man.

Asssistant Brewer Steve Bunting used to be CAMRA's Brewery Liaison Officer but did a "Gissa job - I can do that"    (Yosser Hughes' famous line from Boys From the Black Stuff)

The fermentation room - one thing Acorn, compared with many other local microbreweies, isn't short of, is space.

conditioning tanks and filled casks awaiting delivery

The Branch love the place so much that they keep coming back. In November 2005 a brewery visit was a chance to present acorn with a certificate marking the selection of Acorn Old Moor Porter as Festivalgoers' Choice at Merrie City 2005.  

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