Black Sheep Brewery Launches Cider.
The move follows the successful introduction of its first lager, 54, in 2017 and its artisan Black Sheep Yorkshire Dry Gin in 2019.
The Masham-based brewery has created ‘Bobby Horn’s Easy Apple Cider’ – the name draws on the generations of ‘Roberts’ in the family. It will be unveiled at the iconic Great Yorkshire Show today and ‘Bobby Horn’ will be hitting pubs across the county this summer in time for customers being able to return to the bar to order their drinks once restrictions are lifted later this month.
A premium, high-quality 4.7% ABV medium dry cider, ‘Bobby Horn’s Easy Apple Cider’ is produced with 100 per cent British apples and has a higher juice content than other premium ciders on the market, which creates an enhanced flavour.
It is a fruity, medium-dry full-flavoured cider. The mixture of bittersweet and culinary fruit, which is fresh-pressed and traditionally fermented, delivers a fuller fruit flavour.
The introduction of the cider is part of Black Sheep’s long-term strategy of diversification and building on its established range of quality cask ales, creative session beers, and its expansion into the lager and spirits market.
Its innovation-led brewing team is continually developing new additions for its range, with plans to expand its spirits collection.
Jo Theakston, Executive Director at Black Sheep Brewery, said: “With the boom in staycations and the lifting of restrictions expected to give the hospitality sector a boost, we wanted to bring something different to Yorkshire that people might not expect from Black Sheep.”