Anniversary ale marks founder’s work

The iconic founder of Black Sheep Brewery has been immortalised in the form of a limited edition pump handle figurine to mark the 25th anniversary of the launch of the brewery and the return of a beer named in his honour.

Pathmaker, a 5 per cent ABV pale ale, which was originally trialled in 2015 as a bottled beer in homage to Paul Theakston, will be available in pubs and bars primarily throughout Yorkshire and the North East from March 20.

Pathmaker was created in recognition of Paul’s reputation as an early pioneer against bland beer and mass corporations when he founded Black Sheep Brewery.

Black Sheep Sales and Marketing Director Jo Theakston said: “It is a special year for everyone connected with Black Sheep, so it is only fitting that we recognise Dad’s achievements, who has been instrumental in making the brewery what it is today.”