Theakston Taste of Paradise! 4.2% ABV
In 1850, Robert Theakston bought a field on the outskirts of Masham with a view, one day, to build in it a bigger brewery to take over from his brew-house at the back of his Inn, the Black Bull which was already bursting at the seams. When Robert first took on the lease of the Black Bull in 1827, as was the case with most rural licensees, he had to brew his own beer on the premises. So popular were his ales that he realised early on that he would one day have to expand. The field he bought was called 'Paradise' and the new brewery he built is the one we still use to this day. Paradise Ale was named after the field.
The name Paradise Ale also refers to the delicious tropical fruit flavour of the beer made possible by the liberal use of the Cascade hop, a descendent of the noble Fuggle hop. A great thirst quencher and perfect to temper the steamiest of curries and other hot dishes.