Acorn Brewery

It’s not Bittern, it’s Butter Bump. When the local RSPB at Old Moor Wetlands ask us to create a beer to help their Bittern conservation projects on reserves across Northern England we decided to run a competition to name the beer. Local Sheffield lad David Woodhead won the competition with the name Butter Bump which is an old English name for the bird. It’s now also a 4.5% lovely golden ale, brewed using First Gold (an English Hedgerow hop), Chinook & Cascade hops to create a pale golden coloured beer with a slight bitterness on the palate and a grapefruit/citrusy aroma. A donation of 5p on every pint sold will be made by the brewery to the RSPB.

Butter Bump

Once again during May we will have our two distinctive Mild’s on various bars throughout the region.

Lightness:  A Light golden Pennine Mild brewed with Fuggle hops that impart light noble aromas.

Darkness: Aromatic roast malts give a deep red colour and Fuggles hops give a mild level of bitterness and aroma.

Someone mentioned to us that a few cyclists might be making their way around Yorkshire quite soon and we were keen not to get left out of the peloton of local beers that will undoubtedly be brewed to celebrate the ‘Big Start’. Watch out for Acorn On Yer Bike hitting the roads towards the end of May, you might need your stabilizers.


About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

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