Published on March 10, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour


Industry figure still has strong pull

The founder of Black Sheep Brewery has been caricatured in a limited-edition handpull figurine. Paul Theakston’s contribution to the 25-year existence of the Masham, North Yorkshire, business has already been recognised by the creation of Pathmaker (5.0% abv) through his reputation as a battler against bland beer and mass corporations after he founded the brewery in 1992.

But this month a cask version of the bottled beer hits pub counters in Yorkshire and the North East.

Jo Theakston, Black Sheep sales and marketing director says: “Pathmaker embodies the spirit of our rich history and the commemorative pump handle complements the beer perfectly, as well as making a striking sight at the bar. It’s a special year for everyone connected with Black Sheep, so it’s only fitting that we recognise Dad’s achievements.”

Pathmaker is brewed with Chinook, Citra and Simcoe hops and comes with an adventurous fresh aroma, juicy hop and malty mouthfeel, and a daring bitter finish. It is also available as part of Black Sheep’s bottled craft beer range alongside Glug M’Glug and Moose Jaw.

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