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22nd January 2020

A Darker Shade of Pale

Timothy Taylor’s has announced that its well-loved but mainly regional dark beer Ram Tam will now be sold under the name Landlord Dark.

With an ever-increasing interest in dark beers (the style won CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and also won SIBA Beer of the Year for the last three years) the family-owned Yorkshire brewery feel the time is right to introduce Ram Tam to a wider audience.

Ram Tam is brewed to the multi award-winning Landlord Pale Ale recipe but with the addition of caramelised sugars to give a rich yet light and drinkable dark ale. Therefore, Timothy Taylor’s selected the new Landlord Dark name to reflect the beer’s true pedigree.

Drinkers are becoming more experimental, particularly younger legal drinking age ones, and seek choice of beer styles on the bar.

Landlord Dark will be available to publicans from 30/12/2019 and the bottled range branding will be updated during January 2020.



For more images or information, please contact Scott Cameron, Brand Manager at Timothy Taylor’s on or 07849 398 623.

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Timothy Taylor’s

Timothy Taylor’s is one of the UK’s oldest family-owned breweries with over 160 years’ heritage of brewing award-winning cask ales, with their Landlord winning more awards than any other beer, winning both CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain and the Brewing Industry Challenge Cup four times. Established in 1858 when Timothy Taylor began brewing in Keighley, the company remains in the family and is the last independent brewery of its type left in West Yorkshire.