First brewed more than 30 thirty years ago, Theakston Black Bull is a 3.9% ABV amber bitter brewed with Challenger, Target and Goldings hops, which the Masham-based brewer said offers a dry, crisp mouthfeel, and a pronounced citrus fruit flavour and aroma.
Theakston said the beer amassed a dedicated fanbase as a permanent brand over the years but the beer has not been brewed since the beginning of the pandemic.
Pouring in pubs
However, throughout the month of June, it will be pouring again in a number of pubs and bars across the country, including at the Black Bull in Paradise, the brewery’s visitor centre in Masham, North Yorkshire.
T&R Theakston joint managing director Simon Theakston said: “Ever since we made the difficult decision to reposition Theakston Black Bull as a seasonal cask ale during the pandemic, we have been inundated with requests to bring back this fan favourite.
“We’re delighted to finally reintroduce this beloved ale for a limited time only as part of our 2023 seasonal ale programme.”
One of the best
He continued: “Our almost 200 years of brewing heritage have offered us the opportunity to craft a great number of ales of distinction, and Theakston Black Bull is one of the best examples of our brewing expertise.
“We hope that all the dedicated fans of this wonderful beer will have the chance to enjoy a pint of it throughout June.”
The brewery has eight permanent brands in its range, which are Theakston Best Bitter, Theakston Old Peculier, Theakston Summit (Chilled Pale Ale), Theakston XB, Theakston Lightfoot, Theakston Barista Stout, Theakston Pale Ale and Theakston Dark Mild, along with a range of seasonal ales.