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New beer marks brewery's 20th anniversary
9:09am Thursday 30th August 2012 in News
A NORTH Yorkshire brewery is celebrating the launch of a new beer to mark its 20th anniversary, writes Rachael Dean.
The Black Sheep Brewery has called the new brew Progress.
It is the third seasonal ale following the success of its spring and winter brews.
The brewery launched the ale at its visitor centre in Masham yesterday.
The brewery made its first beer in 1992 after being built up by founder, Paul Theakston, whose family had brewed in the area for six generations.
He said: “I am extremely proud of everyone who has been involved in the success of the brewery over the past 20 years.
“I am looking forward to the future and the opportunities which lie ahead.”
This year Paul became chairman of the brewery allowing his son, Rob, to take over the role of managing director.
Rob said: “Our new anniversary beer is a fantastic homage to the story of Black Sheep. It’s amazing to think how far we have come as a business, and what better way to mark the occasion than a top quality 20th anniversary ale?”
Progress will be available on draught throughout affiliated pubs and sold online and in the visitor centre.