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13th February 2012

Acorn rolls out more US hops for IPA specials

Yorkshire’s fast growing Acorn Brewery has unveiled new single hopped IPA (India Pale Ales) specials for 2012. Following their success last year, the Barnsley brewer will continue with its second showcase of American hops to include some rarely seen by British brewers.

It is the sixth year that award winning Acorn has produced the single hopped IPA series since beginning the brews in 2007. All are brewed at 5%abv using the same ingredients except the hop variety. Last year the milestone 50th brew was released, using the rare Oregon grown Sorachi Ace in May.

For 2012 the first out is Glacier IPA, number 12 in the latest series. It is described as -’Rich golden coloured IPA, with pleasant bitterness character and fragrant, slightly citrus/berry aromas.’ The second brew is US Northern Brewer– ‘Rich golden coloured IPA, slightly spicy with hint of citrus’. Third is Delta IPA – ‘Rich golden coloured IPA, displaying mild or a very soft citrus and fruity quality.’

Other hops will be revealed later in the year .Each brew is supported with an attractive ‘stars and stripes’ pump clip for excellent bar presence. Previous years have seen the specials themed on hops from the UK, USA, Europe and New Zealand. With 57 IPAs released so far, Acorn now claims the world record for brewing single variety hopped ales in this revived 19th century premium ale style.

Acorn managing director and head brewer Dave Hughes said: ““We were very pleased to source another US hop selection with the help of supplier Charles Faram. They are all different from the previous US hop brews with some still rarely seen in British craft brewing. The US provides a fantastic range of hops that are well suited to the IPA style.


“Originally we only intended to brew just one single hopped IPA range, but have continued each year because of their great success. Each IPA brew generates extra sales for us as publicans have grown to trust the quality of the brews and their customers ask for them month-on-month.”

Ends Ref: Acorn PR 93 IPA 2012


Note to editors:

Nine-year-old Acorn doubled capacity with an investment in a 100-barrel-plant in 2007 and has continued to invest and expand in recent years while winning business with a national pub chains and in the free trade throughout Yorkshire and the North West.  Acorn beers are distributed nationally through leading wholesalers and via UK pub chains while the SIBA Direct Delivery Scheme (DDS) is also used to reach national pub company outlets.


The brewery has secured listings for bottled beers with several major retailers including Tesco, Asda and Waitrose.  Core brews Barnsley Bitter, Barnsley Gold, Old Moor Porter and Gorlovka Imperial Stout have won more than forty awards.


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