T&R Theakston will be present at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show, which it has supported since 2004, following the Theakston family’s buy-back of the iconic Masham-based brewery.
The brewery will be back in its usual spot on 5th Avenue, with the Theakston bar serving a selection of its legendary beers, including its new cask beer, Summit, especially brewed to be served extra cold.
As one of the last breweries in the country to have an in-house cooperage, they will also be performing live demonstrations of the ancient art of barrel making.
Starting on the 12th of July and running over four days, the Great Yorkshire Show – now in its 163rd year – is a celebration of agriculture, food, farming and countryside. Organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, it is one of the biggest agricultural events in the UK, and is set to welcome 140,000 visitors over its four days.
Visitors to the show will be able to sample Theakston’s legendary ales, from firm favourites such as Old Peculier and Best Bitter, to new product launches including Theakston Paradise Gold Dry Vintage Cider and the brewery’s recently released beer spirit, Spirit of Old Peculier.
Simon Theakston, joint managing director, commented: “As a proud Yorkshire brewery ourselves, we’re very pleased to be supporting the Great Yorkshire Show for another year running. Theakston has long been involved with the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and is proud to champion the agricultural sector, which is responsible for producing many of the high-quality ingredients that help to make our beers taste as good as they do.”
“We’re looking forward to what is sure to be another fantastic Show, reconnecting visitors with their old favourites, introducing them to some exciting new products, and showcasing the craftsmanship of Euan, our in-house cooper, whose cask making demonstrations are always guaranteed crowd pleasers.”
The Great Yorkshire Show is just one of a number of events that the brewery has attended over the summer, including at Slam Dunk festival and The Killers in Middlesbrough, with a further appearance scheduled in at the Emmerdale Charity Cricket Match in August.