AN award-winning Bradford pub has collaborated with a popular brewery to create a new beer.

Leeds-based Northern Monk Brewery, which began life in Bradford 11 years ago, has created a new pale ale with The Corn Dolly, in Bolton Road, which was recently named Bradford CAMRA’s Pub of the Year 2024.

The Corn Dolly owner, Neil Dunkin, said: “It was a collaboration.

“We went to the brewery and decided the style of beer and what hops to put in it.

“We choose Chinook and Mosaic hops, as they complement each other with a bit of bitterness and a bit of sweetness.

“We call it the Corn Dolly Pale, and it’s a lightly-coloured 4.3 per cent beer.

“At the moment, we have one cask on the pumps with one more keg to go.

“It’s a one-off, just one big batch and then it’s gone. It’s been selling very well.

“It was first time we ever did a collaboration like this, and it was an honour to be asked.”

In a post on X, Northern Monk said: “Our latest customer collaboration is with The Corn Dolly, Bradford. Some say the best pub in the world.

“Easy going, slightly old school. The pale ale we've brewed with them matches the pub. 4.3 per cent and hopped with Chinook and Mosaic.”

The Corn Dolly has been listed in Bradford CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide for more than 30 years and was recently selected as CAMRA’s 2024 Pub of the Year.

Neil also spoke about The Corn Dolly’s long tradition of being a real ale pub.

“Bradford CAMRA has been around for 50 years, but we were one of the first pubs in the Bradford area to do real ales,” explained Neil.

It always has four guest beers on the pumps in addition to three regular beers – Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker, Abbeydale Moonshine, and Moorhouse White Witch as well as one dark beer, a mild, porter, or stout.

“We always have plenty of different beers coming on and we offer plenty of choice for our customers," said Neil.

Speaking about the pub’s recent Bradford CAMRA award, Anthony Dunkin, manager of The Corn Dolly, added: “It’s an absolute pleasure to be presented with this award, our team have worked so hard.

“We have won many CAMRA awards over the years which we display with pride, it’s a wonderful year to be Pub of the Year as we celebrate 35 years of the pub being in the family.”