Black Sheep Brewery

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16/09/2013
NEWS RELEASE: ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE BLACK SHEEP BREWERY At Black Sheep Brewery, we pride ourselves on the excellence of our cask ales. Black Sheep Best Bitter started the tradition as our first beer when the Brewery was launched 21 years ago and it is still our leading cask ale. Since then, we have added three more permanent ales to our cask collection; Black Sheep Ale, Golden Sheep and Riggwelter. Each has its own distinct style and flavour, as do our bottled and seasonal beers, and we look forward to the next 21 years of producing great cask ales. www.blacksheepbrewery.com 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. Share back to Black Sheep Brewery

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