Yorkshire brewery Black Sheep launches its first-ever lager, 54° North

11th July 2017

The beer is a 4.5% ABV, Helles Lager brewed using German Pilsner Malt together with Magnum and Polaris hops, as well as the classic German aroma hop, Tettnang.

Offering a “balanced pint with a crisp bite and beautifully fresh aroma”, 54° North uses Black Sheep's own yeast strain and water from the Yorkshire Dales.

The beer was launched at the Great Yorkshire Show and has been officially endorsed by Yorkshire adventurer Alan Hinkes OBE.

Its name, 54° North has been created in homage to the brewery's home of Masham, North Yorkshire, which sits on 54’ 13’ 24” N; 1’ 39’ 20” W longitude and latitude lines.

Black Sheep Managing Director Jo Theakston said: “This is a ground-breaking occasion for Black Sheep as we look to the future by delivering an adventurous, refreshing premium lager to UK beer drinkers”

“54 Degrees North exemplifies the Black Sheep story and adventure perfectly, whilst crucially paying tribute to our hometown that has been the source of all of our independent brewing history.”

“It was only fitting to call on one of the UK’s leading adventurers to help us launch 54 Degrees North, and we are grateful to Alan for his support in this defining moment for the brewery.”

54° North will be available to pubs from July 12.


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