As part of its new 2023 seasonal cask range, Yorkshire’s own Black Sheep Brewery has announced the relaunch of its popular English Pale Ale, Finisher, in support of England’s campaign to reclaim the Six Nations trophy in the coming weeks and ahead of the Rugby World Cup this September.

A sessionable pint, Finisher is brewed exclusively with English-grown Ernest hops. At a steady 4%, Finisher is the perfect pint to sup while cheering on the national team. The pale ale offers a quaintly balanced and light flavour profile with fresh notes of apricot and citrus.

Available for a limited period and exclusively on cask, Finisher will be available to pubs across the country from 30th January. The launch coincides with the 2023 Six Nations championship and the brewery are set to produce another brew of Finisher in September to celebrate the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Finisher marks the beginning of Black Sheep’s 2023 seasonal cask range, with the independent brewery now providing over 30 years of quality beers from the heart of Yorkshire, within the idyllic village of Masham.

Charlene Lyons, CEO commented on the launch: “We’re delighted to be launching Finisher, the first cask beer from our 2023 seasonal range. Created by our incredible brewing team last year, Finisher proved so popular that we thought it was only right to bring the tasty pale ale back once more, perfect for sitting in the pub, watching the rugby unfold with your mates!

“It’s a challenging time for businesses at the minute, however at Black Sheep Brewery we’re hopeful for a busy 2023 across the trade sector and we’re hoping that the Six Nations starting in February will encourage more people to visit their local pub for a pint to watch all the action unfold”.

With an exciting cask calendar for 2023, beer lovers will be able to enjoy a variety of new brews throughout the year ahead – including the relaunch of award-winning beers and the introduction of limited-edition specials.

Black Sheep Brewery continues to partner with local rugby clubs Huddersfield RUFC and Otley RUFC, as well as football team Harrogate Town AFC, demonstrating the brewery’s commitment to supporting sport across the region.

In 2022, Black Sheep Brewery launched its industry-leading Drink Cask Beer campaign, which saw the brewery partner with a number of creatives to champion cask beer and encourage younger people to move past misconceptions surrounding the drink. The brewery is set to continue the campaign into 2023.