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Black Sheep Brewery to host 2nd cask festival

By Gary Lloyd

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Black Sheep Brewery to host Drink Cask Beer Festival for second year

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Black Sheep Brewery is hosting a free-to-attend beer festival this weekend (28-30 April) that will feature beers from Yorkshire brewers such as Timothy Taylor’s and Saltaire.

The Drink Cask Beer Festival will be a three-day-long event at the Black Sheep brewery in Masham, North Yorkshire.

Serving more than 30 beers, Black Sheep will be joined by breweries such as Roosters, Amity, Salt, Timothy Taylor’s, Saltaire, Turning Point, Wensleydale, Bayonet and Ossett.

Live music

Each day’s event begins at 12pm and ends at about midnight. Alongside a brewery tour, guests will be treated to local beers, live music, food trucks and a variety of family fun and entertainment for all ages.

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Black Sheep Brewery chief executive Charlene Lyons said: “Immerse yourself in the world of quality Yorkshire food and drink and join us at our brewery here in Masham for the Drink Cask Beer Festival – marking the early May bank holiday weekend in style as part of our wider plans to continue championing all things cask beer.

“Cask beer runs through our blood here at Black Sheep, motivating our founder Paul Theakston to take the famous leap in 1992 to enter the word of quality independent brewing.”

A weekend to remember

She continued: “For those not having a beer, we’re still offering a fun day out for families too. The festival will be featuring bouncy castles, face painting and the return of ‘bucking bronco’ – set to give visitors of all ages a weekend to remember.”

The festival has been created to support the cask beer category as a whole and began last year.

Over the past year, the brewery has teamed with a number of talented creatives to maximise the Drink Cask Beer message. Most recently, Black Sheep teamed with rap artist Jester Jacobs to write and perform a rap about cask beer.

Meanwhile, Black Sheep Brewery has promoted Isobel Childs to the role of managing director.

Childs joined the business in 2018 as financial controller, before being made head of finance in April 2021, and, most recently, finance director in November 2021.

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