Black Sheep Brewery
Christmas gifts: Black Sheep hampers offer Yorkshire's best food and drink, baa none
With the festive season approaching, Black Sheep Brewery has a range of gifts available for lovers of great food and drink.
For sale either online or in the Black Sheep Brewery visitor centre in Masham, North Yorkshire, gifts range from hampers of local produce and Black Sheep’s beers to clothing and souvenirs.
A full selection of gifts can be viewed online at www.blacksheepbrewery.com/shop and images are available via Paul White on 01325 363436.
- The Black Sheep Lovers Hamper (£26.95), including a bottle of Black Sheep Ale, a bottle of Golden Sheep, a bottle of Riggwelter, a small jar of Black Sheep Chutney, a small jar of Mash Tun Marmalade, a small jar of Riggwelter Mustard and a small jar of Riggwelter Pickle.
- The Little Lambs’ Hamper (£19.95), including a small jar of pickle, a small marmalade, 200g of Wensleydale Cheese, a 100g Riggwelter Pudding, 12 After Dinner Mints and a bottle of Riggwelter.
- The Shepherd’s Delight Hamper (£23.95), featuring two bottles of Black Sheep Ale, a small jar of Riggwelter Pickle, a small Riggwelter Fruit Cake and a 200g Wensleydale Cheese.
- The Draymans Hamper (£36.95) including a bottle of Black Sheep Ale, a bottle of Golden Sheep, a bottle of Riggwelter, a bottle of Yorkshire Square, a bottle of Holy Grail, a small jar of Black Sheep Chutney, a small jar of Masham Tun Marmalade, a small Riggwelter Fruit Cake and 500g of Wensleydale Cheese.
- The Wensleydale Lovers Hamper (£43.95) featuring two bottles of Black Sheep Ale, two bottles of Riggwelter, two bottles of Golden Sheep, 200g of Wensleydale Cheese, 200g of Abbotts Choice, 200g of Oak Smoked Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese, a small jar of marmalade, a small jar of pickle and a small jar of chutney.
- The Black Sheep Delight Hamper (£71.95) including two bottles of Black Sheep Ale, two bottles of Yorkshire Square Ale, two bottles of Riggwelter, a 5cl bottle of Sheep Dip Whisky, a 450g Riggwelter Pudding, a large Riggwelter Fruit Cake, a large jar of chutney, a large jar of pickle, a large jar of marmalade, a small jar of mustard, a box of assorted toffees and 500g of Wensleydale Cheese.
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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