Published on February 18th, 2021 | by Alastair Gilmour


Black Sheep launches Best Bitter in bottles for the first time

Black Sheep Brewery has launched its iconic Black Sheep Best Bitter in bottle for the first time as a limited edition offering.

The Masham-based brewery has launched a 5,000-bottle run of its Best Bitter, which is available exclusively from its online store and its Brew to Ewe delivery service.

First brewed in 1992, Black Sheep Best Bitter has become one of the UK’s best-selling session cask ales. However, this is the first time in almost 30 years that the 3.8% ABV beer will be available in a bottle. With its distinctive Yorkshire character, Black Sheep Best Bitter is brewed with Challenger, Goldings and Fuggle whole flower English hops, which blend with Maris Otter malt to create its popular flavour profile.

Charlene Lyons, chief executive of Black Sheep Brewery, said: “We hope the reopening of pubs is on the near horizon, but in the meantime, we know that the taste of Black Sheep Best Bitter is being missed by many people. So, while they can’t enjoy a hand-pulled pint at the moment, they can pour themselves a bottle of our iconic Black Sheep Best Bitter from the comfort of their own home.”

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