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3rd May 2018

Black Sheep pays tribute to hometown with Square 1 launch

Jo Theakston in Masham, in front of the church spire and market cross that feature on the Square 1 pump clip

Black Sheep Brewery is paying homage to its hometown of Masham, North Yorkshire, with the launch of its latest seasonal ale, Square 1.

Square 1 has been created in recognition of Masham’s market square, which is Yorkshire’s largest market square.

The 3.4% session pale ale will be available in pubs and bars throughout the UK from 22nd May to 30th June.

It is brewed with caramalt and malted oats, with Chinook, Citra and Amarillo hops to give Square 1 a citrus aroma, crisp bitterness and solid body.

Masham’s market square received its first charter from Henry III in 1251, and it is renowned for hosting markets twice weekly over the course of the year.

Jo Theakston, Sales and Marketing Director at Black Sheep Brewery, said: “We are proud of our hometown and Square 1 is our latest celebration of Masham, and on this occasion its renowned market square. The name also complements the Black Sheep brewing process and our use of Yorkshire Square fermenters, which continue to produce great Yorkshire beers time and time again.

“As a low ABV session ale, we are expecting Square 1 to be a hit among drinkers as we gear up for the warmer weather and, of course, quality time in the beer garden!”



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