Stout Business Support for Growing Brewery

Growing Yorkshire brewery Two Roses has landed a deal which will see its Black Beauty stout used in a speciality fudge range.

The award-winning stout will go into fudge being manufactured by Harrogate firm Confection by Design on behalf of Asda.

The fudge will be sold in the run up to Father’s Day by the supermarket giant.

Two Roses Brewery is a small family owned independent brewery run by James Taylor, who is originally from Lancashire.

James, who is based at Darton in Barnsley, said:

“We’re dedicated to brewing high quality real ale using only the finest ingredients, Yorkshire water, malted barley and hops.

“We are delighted to support Confection By Design and Asda who also have a strong Yorkshire heritage. It’s an exciting diversification for Two Roses and we’re looking to more collaboration in the future.”

Two Roses’ 5 per cent Black Beauty stout won Stout of the Festival at the CAMRA Doncaster Beer Festival in 2011. James’ other beers have also been picking up awards. Two Roses’ pale beer Chinook was named beer of the festival at Gloucester Beer Festival in March.

The business, now in its second year, has had business support from Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre (BBIC) supported by Enterprising Barnsley with the assistance of funding from Barnsley Council.

James added:

“The support from the team at BBIC has been very helpful. They’ve put me in touch with business specialists and their support is helping me grow the business and take it to a new level.”

Kevin Steel, business development manager at BBIC, said:

“Two Roses has excellent growth potential and this latest venture into confectionery is very exciting and exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit we’re promoting here at the BBIC.

We’re delighted to have provided professional business and marketing support and help Two Roses put Barnsley firmly on the brewing map.”

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