Black Sheep Velo Pale Ale (500ml Bottle)
An exciting free-wheeling fresh pale ale, designed to commemorate the Yorkshire Grand Depart 2014 as part of the greatest cycle race in the world.
The 2014 Tour de France cast the world’s eyes on our fair county and Masham as it whizzed past our brewery door. To celebrate the Yorkshire Grand Depart we created this summery, pale ale as a perfect accompaniment. Such was the success of Velo, and the interest that was generated from the event, we moved the brewing of Velo from our micro-brewery to our main plant and it has now become a permanent member of our bottled flock! Welcome to Velo and happy drinking!
Golden Ale/Blond Ale
There are a few different types of blond ale. The first is the traditional "Canadian Ale", an adjunct-laden, macrobrewed, top-fermented equivalent of the American Standard. The second is common in US brewpubs - a light starter ale, with marginally more hop and body than a macrobrew, fewer adjuncts, but still not a flavourful beer by any means. The British interpretation is easily the boldest, hoppiest blond ale rendition. Some of these can almost be considered American Pales they are so hopped up - very crisp, refreshing, with relatively low alcohol compared with their North American counterparts.