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27th August 2015


AcornSkipton’s very own Copper Dragon Brewery, now part of Greyhawk Brewery, has big plans for the future after relocating to new premises on Enterprise Way, Airedale Business Centre.

Best known for its Golden Pippin ale, Copper Dragon, under Greyhawk’s new ownership, is in the best shape it’s ever been retaining every single member
of the highly skilled team.

Steve Taylor, a former Rolls Royce engineer who founded Copper Dragon in 2003, is still closely involved and commented: “Since Copper Dragon was
brought under the Greyhawk brand we’ve seen growing interest and take up from many independent pubs and chains especially within Leeds and
Manchester. This is testament to our passion and commitment to only brewing the finest ales.

“In particular we’re seeing an increasing demand for Golden Pippin and our popular Best Bitter, both of which are permanent brews and represent
possibly two of the finest examples of a blonde and traditional bitter ale in the UK.

“We also have a number of new ales and lagers in development thanks to some recent key appointments including that of Yorkshire brewer Dave Sanders
who’s come on board to develop the Greyhawk brand craft brewing philosophy,” added Steve.

Dave brings with him a wealth of knowledge gained over a career of brewing and has created many award winning beers including the Champion Beer of

Alongside established Golden Pippin and Best Bitter ales, the brewery is also developing a number of artisan beers under the Greyhawk name using a
modern spec Bavarian style brewing plant.

Already proving incredibly popular in the trade, the range of beers definitively confirms Greyhawk’s growing reputation as an artisan craft
brewer of both cask and keg products including Copper Dragon Pilsner.

Head Brewer Gordon Wilkinson, who’s been with the company since 2003, continues to oversee all aspects of brewing to ensure that every cask of ale
is as good as it can possibly be.

“Working with this team, both new and old, the brewery looks perfectly positioned to thrive going forward,” concluded Steve.

PHOTO CAPTION: Brewers Dave Sanders, Matthew Taylor and Dimitrios
Papaoikonomou raise a glass to exciting times at the brand new Copper
Dragon/Greyhawk brewery.

Rob Wilkinson (Account Director / Owner)
Tel: 07909916770
Twitter: @getpromotionpr