Black Sheep Brewery’s Milk Stout has been awarded gold at the Society of Independent Brewers’ (SIBA) first ever National Digital Beer Awards, in the category for dark beers up to 4.4% ABV.

Rob Theakston Milk Stout

The beer is brewed with lactose and a robust malt blend that offers drinkers a creamy stout with notes of chocolate, vanilla, and coffee, with a sweet taste against a light bitterness.

Previously, it was only available in cask, but in March 2018, production was scaled up to include a 500ml bottled format as Black Sheep secured a national listing with Tesco.

Milk Stout has quickly become a highly decorated star in the Black Sheep portfolio, following its success in 2019 when it was named overall UK champion in the dark beer category at the International Brewing Awards. It was also named 2019 UK winner at the World Beer Awards, in the stoutand porter category.

Rob Theakston, managing director of Black Sheep Brewery (pictured), said: “This is a major event for all independent breweries in the UK and features many top brewers, so we are very proud of this latest prestigious award success.

“Milk Stout is fast becoming an iconic, multi-award-winning brand, and we are thrilled with its recent achievements. This is a testament to our creative brewing team for their consistent hard work and dedication in creating award-winning Yorkshire beers that have become internationally renowned.”

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