Black Sheep revives Blitzen ale for Christmas

Black Sheep Brewery has resurrected its festive ale, Blitzen, in time for Christmas.

The 4% abv ruby ale, which was first launched in 2014, is brewed with Cascade and Goldings hops plus light and dark Muscavado sugar to give the beer “a distinctive Christmassy richness”. Its complex, malty taste is driven by a mix of pale, crystal and pale chocolate malts, with a hint of citrus and mixed peel.

Jo Theakston, sales and marketing director at Black Sheep, said: “Forget Rudolph, it’s all about Blitzen this Christmas! Our brewing team have pretty much created ‘Christmas in a bottle’, Yorkshire style. We think it will be another popular sight on supermarket shelves and a great addition to their customers’ festive shopping lists.”

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