46 members took the journey to the Black Sheep Brewery at Masham.

We learned the story of the The Theakston family, and of the success that these ales, made here, are having in the market now. In 1992 Paul Theakston rebuilt the Brewery as it is today, using traditional equipment, and his son now makes the sixth generation of the family, which has seen highs and lows over decades of dedicated brewing in the Dales. The main ingredient being the wonderful water below ground, brought up by the use of Artesian Wells.

We had a short talk and film show, before a tour showing us round the different areas of processing. We all sat down in their Bistro, to have a two course lunch, and of course to sample the different ales.

Our day was very pleasant, and we now look forward to our next outing on 16th March to St George’s Park at Burton. We will have a conducted tour, and then go on to the National Memorial Arboretum.

We will leave the KCOM Stadium at 08:30am