Black Sheep Ale

Part of our original brewery line up, Black Sheep Ale is a powerfully flavoured premium ale that packs a punch with rich fruit aromas and a distinctive bittersweet taste.

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Black Sheep Ale

We first bottled Black Sheep ale back in 1993.Today it’s one of the best-selling bottled beers nationally and is stocked by all UK major multiple retailers.

Aroma

Masses of hops, orange-fruit and roast coffee  maltiness

Taste

Black Sheep Ale is a full flavoured, premium bitter with a rich fruity aroma. Handfuls of choice Golding hops give it a bittersweet, roast coffee maltiness followed by Black Sheep’s characteristic long, dry and bitter finish.

Ingredients

We use superior quality Maris Otter malted barley which delivers a better tasting and more consistent beer. This brew contains more Crystal Malt which gives Black Sheep Ale its rich flavour and darker colouring.

We use a mix of whole hops including Challenger and Progress varieties with an emphasis on Goldings which gives the beer its fruity nose.

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 Yorkshire beer!

All our bottled ales are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.

The Story Behind the Artwork

The intention was to create something radically different from the traditional beer bottle label. Initially inspired by the practice of “hot branding” sheep flocks, the design aimed to create a distinctive and eye-catching “hot branded” label.

Despite being updated over the years, the label remains true to its original design and is one of the most recognised beer labels on the market today - a fact that's reflected by Black Sheep Ale's regular position in the top ten best-selling bottles beers in the UK.

Awards

2011
Gold Star 2 Award, Great Taste Awards

2010
Gold Star 1 Award – Great Taste Awards

2009
Gold Award – International Beer Challenge

2008
Gold Star 2 Award – Great Taste Awards
Taste of the Dales Award – Ale Competition at the Dales Festival of Food and Drink
1995
Supreme Champion – International Food & Drink Exhibition

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Awards

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2011 Gold Star 2 Award Great Taste Awards

2011 Gold Star 2 Award Great Taste Awards

2011 Bronze Award
International Beer Challenge

2011 Bronze Award International Beer Challenge

2010 Gold Star 1 Award
Great Taste Awards

2010 Gold Star 1 Award Great Taste Awards

2009 Gold Award
International Beer Challenge

2009 Gold Award International Beer Challenge

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