Black Sheep Brewery

Black Sheep hosts annual Boots and Beer weekend

NEWS RELEASE: ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE BLACK SHEEP BREWERY 16/08/2012 The Black Sheep Brewery is hosting the 11th Boots and Beer Walking Festival taking place from Friday7th –Sunday 9th September 2012. Tickets are now available for the fun-filled weekend, packed with quality walks and of course plenty of Black Sheep beer. Enjoying its 11th anniversary this year the Festival offers a choice of 14 walks ranging from easy to challenging, specially collated by Mark Reid, author of 'The Inn Way' guidebooks. Walks will start from either Hawes, Askrigg, or Aysgarth and there will be a free daytime 'shuttle bus' linking the three registration desks. The weekend allows walkers to explore the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and discover breath-taking scenery. There is also a great line up of entertainment for Saturday night, with a number of options to choose from: • A three-course beer and food night at the Wenslydale Creamery in Hawes, hosted by one of the Black Sheep’s brewers. • A quiz night with hog and hop sausage (made using Black Sheep Ale!) and mash supper at the Wensleydale Pantry, Hawes • Boots and Race Night, an evening of exciting entertainment at The Fountain, Hawes. Tickets include a beef and Black Sheep beer pie supper with chips and peas. Jo Theakston, Director of Marketing and Off Trade Sales at Black Sheep Brewery said: “This is a fantastic weekend for lovers of walking. Whether a seasoned trekker, or just a beginner the Boots and Beer weekend will have something to suit everyone. Each walk is devised to guide people though the most beautiful parts of the Yorkshire Dales and point them in the right direction of a quality pint and hearty food. “We really enjoy hosting this event as it is a great advocate for all things Yorkshire. The Festival always proves to be jam-packed with walks, food and beer. It lets people really explore the picturesque countryside which we are all very proud of.” Tickets are £27.50 for the weekend; tickets for the evening entertainment are sold separately. All tickets are limited so booking early is essential to avoid disappointment. Full details at ENDS CONTACT: Melanie Smith on 01325 363436 Notes to Editors: Please note the Black Sheep Brewery has a new logo, if high res version is needed please download from: 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. Twitter: Facebook: back to Black Sheep Brewery


Walkers from last year enjoying Boots and Beer Walking Festival weekend
Walkers from last year enjoying Boots and Beer Walking Festival weekend
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