Superb premium bitter with robust fruit, malt and hops
Black Sheep Ale
In the beginning there was Best Bitter. We needed a quality premium strength beer that would stand alongside our standard session bitter and so Black Sheep Ale was born.Read more
Black Sheep Ale
Part of our original brewery line up, Black Sheep Ale is a powerfully flavoured pint that packs a punch with rich fruit aromas and a distinctively smooth, bittersweet taste.
Masses of hops, orange-fruit and roast coffee maltiness
Bittersweet in mouth with a dry finish packed with fruity notes and Goldings hops.
Black Sheep Ale is a full flavoured, premium bitter with a rich fruity aroma. We use plenty of choice Golding hops which give it a roast coffee maltiness followed by Black Sheep’s characteristic refreshingly dry and bitter finish.
Food and Beer Pairing
Black Sheep Ale is brewed with a large helping of Golding hops which lend a fruity flavour reminiscent of Seville oranges which, together with the warming full bodied malt flavour, stand up well to all red meats and most cheeses such as Wensleydale and Stilton.
We use Maris Otter malted barley which delivers a better quality and more consistent beer. This brew contains more Crystal Malt than Best Bitter, giving Black Sheep Ale its rich flavour and darker colouring.
We use a blend of whole hops including Challenger and Progress hops, with an emphasis on Goldings, giving the beer its fruity nose.
Gold Star 1 Award – Great Taste Awards
Gold Award – International Beer Challenge
Gold Star 2 Award – Great Taste Awards
Taste of the Dales Award – Ale Competition at the Dales Festival of Food and Drink
Supreme Champion – International Food & Drink Exhibition
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The Black Sheep Brewery - 'Best job in the World' on BBC Look North.