A BARNSLEY brewery is celebrating as sales have rocketed by more than 25 per cent.

Acorn Brewery is recording a record-breaking year with 35,000 bottles of beer sold from it's Barnsley base and sold to hundreds of pubs and bars.

Owner Dave Hughes said: “It’s been a great 2015 and Christmas is a real celebration for us this year. Sales of our bottled beer to shops and supermarkets in particular have rocketed.

"We’ve consolidated our first foray into export and added new pubs and other outlets across our UK customer base.”

The brewery, which shipped its first export order to Italy 16 months ago, has sent around 10,000 pints to its Italian customers in the run up to Christmas.