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Theakston Black Bull

A Seasonal guest ale appearance for June 2023

Ever since the difficult decision was made to re-position Theakston Black Bull as a seasonal cask ale during the Covid pandemic, we have had many requests from our faithful fans to brew Black Bull Bitter once again.

The beer was first brewed over thirty years ago and although not as popular as our ever-present Best Bitter, had, nevertheless, a very dedicated, mainly local fan base. Black Bull Bitter is brewed to 3.9% ABV but since the recipe requires most of the sugar content to be brewed out, the beer is a dry bitter with excellent bitter hop character both in aroma and taste as delivered by an abundance of Goldings hops. Equally unusually, the hops are added in not only in the copper but also in the hopback at a very late stage in the brewing process. This helps enhance its unrivalled hop character. The quality of the beer has, over time, resulted in a wider appreciation of fans throughout the UK and so we are delighted to announce that for one month only, in June, we will be bringing back cask Black Bull Bitter and which will be available through pubs and bars throughout the Country for the month of June 2023.

Flavour Profile




Subtle fruits




Crisp, dry & fruity




Amber Ale

Tasting Notes

A bright, amber bitter, well attenuated to give a delicious, full-bodied, mid-strength beer with excellent bitter hop character both in aroma and taste as delivered by an abundance of Goldings hops and delivers a subtle, spicy aroma with malty, bittersweet fruit flavour.  

Food Pairing

- Gammon

-Light Curries



Allergens: Gluten (wheat and barley)​
Energy: 137kJ | 35kcal
Fat (of which saturates): 0g | 0g
Carbohydrates (of which sugars): 3.3g | 0g
Protein: 0.3g
Salt: 0g
*per 100ml

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