Teenage Kicks The team down at Wombwell have just celebrated their 13th birthday. It was 4th July 2003 when Dave Hughes and Steve Bunting brewed their first gyle of the multi award winning Barnsley Bitter. The boys have recently passed their 2500th gyle of all brews. The brewery is starting life as a teenager on a real high with around £40,000 of new investment, which proves the point that it’s costs a fortune to keep a teenager happy! They’re about to increase their storage capacity with the introduction of a new mezzanine level, as well as improving and increasing the office space for the hard working sales staff. Barnsley Bitter and Barnsley Gold have been picked out by a national pub company so that the traditional chestnut bitter and the premium golden ale will be seen in pubs the length and breadth of the land for the next few months. On the bottle front, a pallet of Yorkshire Pride was recently delivered to Southampton to board the P&O cruise ship Britannia. Clearly the lucky passengers will be looking to celebrate Yorkshire Day in style in some far flung part of the planet. The Old No7 in Barnsley is preparing for it’s Summer Beer festival starting on Thursday 28th July and going through to Sunday 31st. No doubt a great time will be had by all (again) with beers featuring from across the country. All the Acorn seasonals will feature including: Hopthathlon (4.5%) A golden coloured beer with a hop kick on an Olympic scale. The latest single hopped IPA uses English Flyer (5%) hops producing a rich golden IPA with caramel, liquorice & toffee notes. Finally Summer Pale (4.1%) is out again and being enjoyed in bars and pubs across the region, it’s a shame the same can’t be said about the British Summer Sunshine.