Masham Four & Twenty
Brewed to commemorate the Court of the Peculier Masham 4.2% ABV
The Peculier Court of Masham celebrated with our world-famous beer, Old Peculier, was formed in medieval times as an independent body authorised by the church in York to administer the legal affairs of Masham. Membership of the Court originally comprised of four and twenty men of Masham birth and living and this remains the case even to this day. The Court is chaired by the Vicar of St. Mary’s Church in Masham and although the Court no longer sits in judgement over people of the town it still has an important charitable role to play. Over the years bequests have been made to the Court which distributes its modest funds to support young people from Masham in tertiary education providing for instance support for transport costs. The Four and Twenty frequently meet at the Theakston brewery Visitor Centre to discuss their business normally over a pint or two of Theakston’s ale! The Theakston Brewery Cooper, Jonathan Manby donates all his cask raising challenge fund proceeds to local charities including the Four and Twenty. To celebrate our association with the Court we have brewed a special brew, Theakston Masham Four and Twenty. The beer, only available in cask, is a 4.2% ABV amber coloured pale ale brew using the finest pale and crystal barley, Target, Challenger and Progress bitter hops and generous amounts of Sovereign hops for fruit flavour.