Best Bitter Keg

Our award-winning Black Sheep Best Bitter is now available on keg.

We’re raising the baa..r with our Best Bitter Keg to offer the discerning drinking a new experience, that delivers high on quality and taste.

Filtered to deliver the best possible pure and natural flavour and crafted using malted barley, whole flower hops, pure dales water from our Masham well and the Yorkshire square fermenting system.

Jo Theakston, Director of Marketing and Off Trade Sales said “The amount of demand we’ve had from customers for Black Sheep to produce its first keg beer has been phenomenal… so here it is folks, enjoy!”



Fuggles hops against a malty background.



Peppery hop in the mouth with a long, bitter finish.

A classic well-hopped and beautifully balanced beer with a deeply satisfying and refreshing taste that is followed by a distinctively dry and long bitter finish. Best enjoyed in true Black Sheep style, through a rich, creamy head.


Food and Beer Pairing

Best bitter is the perfect accompaniment for lamb and other tender, tasty meats. The bitter flavour of the Fuggle hop lends a peppery characteristic which really complements full flavoured meat.



We use Maris Otter malted barley, the ‘Rolls Royce’ of malts. Although more expensive, an impressive 9/10 blind taste tests will identify and prefer beers brewed with Maris Otter.

Best Bitter uses a blend of whole hops including Challenger and Progress hops with Fuggles as the main variety which gives the beer its bite and characteristic nose.

We believe it's important to support these classic English hop varieties. We need to encourage young hop farmers to plant these old varieties and there is a danger that the English hop industry will decline without the support of breweries like ours.

We use a touch of wheat which helps deliver the lovely creamy head and lacing down the glass - just what you would expect from a proper. 

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