Black Sheep Brewery

Festive family fun at Black Sheep

NEWS RELEASE: ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE BLACK SHEEP BREWERY Black Sheep Brewery, one of Yorkshire’s top visitor attractions, is holding a number of activities for people of all ages in the build-up to Christmas. Party nights and festive lunches will offer great celebrations for adults, whilst a special Lunch with Santa event will give children a real pre-Christmas treat at the Brewery’s Visitor Centre in Masham, North Yorkshire. The party nights include a three-course dinner and disco at £28.95 per head and are open to groups of any size. Early booking is advised. Festive lunches are available Mondays to Saturdays in December, with two and three-course options at £15.95 and £18.95 per person, with a complementary Brewery tour included. On Sunday, December 15, the Lunch With Santa event will give visitors a chance to enjoy the Visitor Centre’s popular Sunday lunch in the company of Father Christmas, who will be happy to meet and greet youngsters. A children’s entertainer will also be on hand as part of the fun. Over the Christmas period, the Visitor Centre will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and will be open during the day time only on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. During opening hours, visitors can also enjoy some Christmas shopping, with food, drink and whole range of gifts at the Sheepy Shop. Jo Theakston, Sales and Marketing Director at the Black Sheep Brewery said: “Christmas is a great time for all the family, and the Black Sheep Brewery is a family business so we like to reflect that by making the Visitor Centre somewhere with something for everyone. “Whether customers are looking for a great night out, a family meal or a fun day for the kids, we are looking forward to helping them celebrate Christmas.” For more information, or to book for any of these events, contact Sue Dempsey on 01765 680100 / 680101 or via 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


The Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre
The Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre
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