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Available on draught for the month of July 2019

Shot in the Dark

A typical 'Schwarzbier' 4.2% ABV

It might appear counter-intuitive to produce a dark beer in the middle of the British summer but Theakston Shot in the Dark, because of the lagering process to which it is subjected, is designed to quench the thirst on even the hottest of days. The inspiration of Shot in the Dark is taken from our involvement with the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, a four-day long event, the biggest of its type in the world, celebrating the biggest genre in English literature which takes place each July down the road from us in the famous spa town of Harrogate. This got the creative juices of our brewing team flowing and the result; a very refreshing, black 'Shwarzbier' style lagered ale, with a subtle but distinctive flavour and style and one which we know will be very popular with our growing number of seasonal beer fans looking for a motive to try one!

TASTING NOTES: A fascinating combination of a traditional English brewing technique with German Munich malt, roasted rye and wheat. Brewed with German hops to give a cool, crisp beer with a distinctive and refreshing character. 

The nearest thing to a continental dark lager in an ale glass – subtle, intriguing and satisfying! A perfect accompaniment to rye bread and smoked cheese.
 
Nutritional Information:

Nutritional Value

Energy
Fat
(of which saturates)
Carbohydrates
(of which sugars)
Protein
Salt

Per 100ml

145kj/35kcal
0g
0g
2.7g
0g
0.3g
0g
Available on draught Available on draught For the month of July 2019
  • Hop characteristic
    Subtle
    Pronounced
  • Flavour
    Dry
    Sweet
  • Colour
    Light
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  • ABV
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