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1st June 2023

Theakston favourite back by popular demand for a limited time only

Theakston Brewery has today announced that for the month of June only, it will be bringing back its much-loved Black Bull Bitter.

First brewed over thirty years ago, Theakston Black Bull is a 3.9% amber bitter brewed with Challenger, Target and Goldings hops, offering a dry, crisp mouthfeel, and a pronounced citrus fruit flavour and aroma.

Despite having amassed a dedicated fanbase as a permanent brand over the years, Theakston Black Bull has not been brewed since the beginning of the pandemic. 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.

Fans of the beer will also be able to get 5L mini kegs of Theakston Black Bull to enjoy at home directly from Theakston’s online store.

Simon Theakston, joint managing director of T&R 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.

“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!”

To stock Theakston Black Bull on your bar, please email

To purchase a mini-keg, please visit:

You can also download some renders of the pint and pump clip here:

Contact: Beth Chaplow, Consultant, Aberfield Communications,