Black Sheep Brewery

Last resort: Black Sheep Brewery closes pubs in Leeds and York

Black Sheep Brewery closes three pubs

By Rebecca Weller

Black Sheep Brewery has announced the closure of three retail premises following an “extensive review” of the businesses.

Next chapter: Black Sheep Brewery has been acquired by Breal Group (Credit: Getty/andresr)

Black Sheep acquired by Breal Group

By Rebecca Weller

North Yorkshire-based Black Sheep Brewery, its shop and pubs have been acquired by lending and advisory firm Breal Group.

Perfect storm: Government has not done enough to protect brewers from events beyond their control (Credit: Getty/LauriPatterson)

Gov 'hasn't done enough' to protect brewers

By Rebecca Weller

Black Sheep Brewery’s notice to appoint administrators shows the Government “simply hasn’t done enough”, The Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) has claimed.

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

The Cask Project

Black Sheep Brewery to host 2nd cask festival

By Gary Lloyd

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.

North Yorkshire brewery: Black Sheep Brewery CFO John Hunt has stepped down

Black Sheep Brewery CFO steps down

By Gary Lloyd

Black Sheep Brewery’s chief financial officer (CFO) John Hunt has stepped down from his role for personal reasons, with Anthony Hill appointed as interim CFO.

Opinion piece: 'Normally I prefer cock up theories to conspiracy, but a combination of no science and no support points firmly to the latter,' says Black Sheep Brewery boss Andy Slee


Cock up or conspiracy?

By Andy Slee, chairman of Black Sheep Brewery

We learnt recently that the hard working publicans of Britain are worth about 0.5% as much to the Government as a Track & Trace consultant.

Post-crisis warning: people will remember those who helped and those who put themselves first


Pandemic could mean a reboot for humanity not just hospitality

By Andy Slee, chairman of Black Sheep brewery

The fact you’re reading this means pubs and beer play an important part in your life. And, as such, during the past few weeks, we have all had to reassess the meaning of ‘important’, so my thoughts go out to any of you directly affected by Covid-19.

Lager lager: Black Sheep taskes a step in a new direction

Black Sheep Brewery launches first lager

By Nicholas Robinson

North Yorkshire’s Black Sheep Brewery has created its first ever lager, 54 Degrees North, which has been lauded as a new chapter for the brewer.

News of the brews

News of the brews

By Ben Winstanley

News of the brews is your definitive guide to the week in beer, bringing you the latest in all things hoppy. 

Black Sheep goes hipster with Pathmaker


Black Sheep goes hipster with Pathmaker

By Laurie Macdonald

Black Sheep Brewery has outlined a new path for the brewery, reaching out to younger, more experimental drinkers by reinventing its image.

Black Sheep My Generation Beer Company Pete Brown launch

Black Sheep brewery targets music lovers

By Robyn Black

Music lovers are the target of a new beer company, created by brothers Rob and Jo Theakston of the Black Sheep Brewing dynasty, and beer marketing consultant, Jonny Kirkham.

Yorkshire brewers team up to celebrate Tour de France

Yorkshire brewers team up to celebrate Tour de France

By Helen Gilbert

Black Sheep Brewery and T&R Theakston will be working side by side for the first time as they gear up to help the market town of Masham celebrate its inclusion of the Tour de France’s Grand Depart.

Tax Parity Day pubs

TCG and Black Sheep sign up to Tax Parity Day

By John Harrington

Managed pub and bar operator TCG and North Yorkshire brewer Black Sheep are the latest companies to say they’ll reduce their prices for a day as part of the industry’s VAT cut campaign.

Black Sheep plans seasonal range

Black Sheep plans seasonal range

By Jessica Harvey

The Black Sheep Brewery is set to launch a range of seasonal beers this autumn to coincide with the recent revamp of its Black Sheep logo.

Black Sheep boom

Black Sheep boom

The Black Sheep Brewery has seen turnover rise 13% to top £10m for the first time. The North Yorkshire-based brewery recorded pre-tax profits of...