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Black Sheep awarded 3 Gold Awards at the Great Taste Awards!

01 September 2008
Category: Brewery News

Black Sheep Brewery has great taste according to the Guild of Fine Food. The Masham based brewery has been awarded the prestigious Two Star Gold Award in the Guild’s ‘Great Taste Awards’ for three of its most popular products.

Black Sheep Ale, Golden Sheep Ale and Mashtun Marmalade, made using the brewery’s famous Riggwelter Ale, have all won the prestigious awards in what has become the Oscars of the UK food and drink industry.

The independent standard for Britain’s fine food sector, the Great Taste Awards are judged by teams of experts in a series of blind tastings.

Bob Farrand of the Guild of Fine Food, said: ‘These awards have been running for 15 years now and are a recognised mark of excellence that consumers can trust and rely on.’

Black Sheep Brewery has been on a great winning streak this year adding wins at the Leyburn Food Festival and Stockton Beer Festival to its cabinet for its Riggwelter and Black Sheep Ale.

Paul Theakston, Managing Director of the Black Sheep Brewery, said: ‘We’re delighted at this recognition of the quality of our real ales, which continue to increase in popularity across the country, but also for one of our specialty foods. Mashtun Marmalade is a firm favorite with online shoppers and also guests at our visitor centre in Masham.’

Based in Masham, North Yorkshire, The Black Sheep Brewery was founded by Paul Theakston, from the famous Theakston brewing family, over 16 years ago. The first barrels began rolling out in 1992 and now Black Sheep Brewery produces a staggering

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