Festive beer from Black Sheep

Black Sheep Brewery's Blitzen.
Black Sheep Brewery's Blitzen.

Enthusiasts of one North Yorkshire’s leading brewers can look forward to a truly festive tipple.

Masham’s Black Sheep Brewery has launched the appropriately-named Blitzen, a festiv e ale brewed especially for the busy Christmas period, in pubs across the country.

Created in Black Sheep’s microbrewery, Blitzen is a ruby ale that will be available on cask throughout December as a festive treat for fans of Black Sheep’s beers.

Brewed with Cascade and Goldings hops, orange and mixed peel, Blitzen has chocolate and spice notes to create a taste and aroma which is distinctively Christmassy.

Jo Theakston, Black Sheep Brewery’s sales and marketing director, said: “Blitzen is a cheeky Christmas surprise from Black Sheep Brewery. It’s a perfect match for Christmas pudding with lashings of brandy cream

“The microbrewery has proved a great success in allowing us to innovate with our beers.”

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.

Blitzen, a 4.0% ABV beer, is the latest seasonal ale to come from the microbrewery, which is based in Black Sheep’s award winning brewery and visitor centre in Masham, Yorkshire.

More information at www.blacksheepbrewery.com