Black Sheep Brewery

All Creatures springs back into the cask

NEWS RELEASE: ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE BLACK SHEEP BREWERY Black Sheep Brewery has brought back its popular seasonal beer, All Creatures, which is returning to pumps for a third year. Brewed for spring, All Creatures is a 3.5% refreshing Yorkshire Pale Ale which is back due to popular demand. The beer will be available in April and May to complement Black Sheep’s permanent range of cask ales. A traditional Yorkshire pale ale, bright and light in colour, the beer boasts a hoppy kick, which complements the refreshing flavours. With a golden straw colour, All Creatures is brewed in the heart of Herriot country, using a classic blend of Fuggles, Goldings, a hint of Bramling Cross hops and an added touch of wheat to deliver a creamy head. All Creatures was originally brewed to celebrate the life of Alf Wight, creator of the famous veterinary character and the name is synonymous across the world with the Yorkshire Dales, home of the Black Sheep Brewery. In 2013, due to its popularity, a 4% version of All Creatures was added to the Brewery’s permanent collection of bottled beers. Jo Theakston, Director of Marketing and Sales for the Black Sheep Brewery, said: “With the sun returning, All Creatures is returning to our cask ale range at the perfect time for drinkers who want a touch of spring in their beer. All Creatures delivers on flavour, quality and refreshment and will appeal to a wide range of drinkers, including those who are new to ales, or those who are simply looking for something new.” ENDS CONTACT: Paul White on 01325 363436 Notes to Editors: The Black Sheep Brewery in Masham made its first beer in 1992 after being built up by Paul Theakston, whose family had brewed in the area for six generations. In a world of ever increasing bland, mass-produced beer Paul saw an opportunity to return to what his family had done best since 1827, making real beer in the time-honoured fashion. An old maltings building, once part of Lightfoot's Brewery became the Brewery’s home. This landmark building, which stands high over the banks of the Ure, had fallen in to disrepair as years of neglect as a semi-redundant grainstore had taken its toll. Paul assembled a small team around him to fight the rats and build a traditional country brewery. The Black Sheep Brewery name derived from Masham’s association with sheep, but ‘Sheep Brewery’ didn’t quite sound right, so with a little creativity from Paul’s wife the Black Sheep Brewery was born, a name that sat well with the area, spoke volumes about the maverick attitude to the multi-nationals seeking to dominate the brewing industry and captured the essence of the family struggle that led to our birth. Black Sheep Ale at 4.4% ABV, now in an eco-friendly lightweight bottle, continues to maintain its presence among the top ten premium bottled ale brands, and is available nationwide from virtually all the major supermarket retailers. It is a classic premium bitter and as with all Black Sheep beers, full of character derived from the best possible brewing materials, plenty of time and patience in the brewing and our very special Yorkshire Square fermenters. back to Black Sheep Brewery


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