Eager for more stout this season? Well you're in luck, as Masham-based Black Sheep Brewery has announced the return of its Imperial Russian Stout to the trade.
Following a year-long wait, the stout will be available to pubs as a limited edition –producing only 50 firkins of the 8.5% abv ale, which has been barrel aged for 12 months.
Available from the start of December, you'd better get your orders in quickly, as the small-batch brew will be available on a first come first serve basis. Black Sheep will also offer the stout in a 33cl bottle online and at its visitor centre.
'The wait is finally over and we are really happy to be able to offer local pubs this new limited edition version of our Imperial Russian Stout, which has been barrel-aged for twelve months,' said Jo Theakston, sales and marketing director for Black Sheep Brewery.
'Our award-winning brewing team are excited by the results of the barrel ageing process and we hope cask drinkers, looking for something really special, will love this beer as much as we do.
'This year we have launched a number of exciting brews and Imperial Russian Stout has been one of our best kept secrets. Demand is sure to be high, so drinkers will need to get to the pumps quickly!'
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