Early this year we completed an order of bespoke knitted hats for Black Sheep Brewery. Graham and I visited this impressive brewery in Masham, North Yorkshire during the summer. The old malting building sits high on the edge of the town and has been home to this family business since 1992.
Black Sheep Brewery have an incredible range of beers. Their first brew was a best bitter in 1992 and their first lager, 54° North, was launched in 2017. In between you’ll find a fine selection of ales, bitters and stouts with cracking names and fun artwork. Some favorites of mine are Glug M’Glug and Pathmaker. I also love the sentiment behind Moose Jaw named in honour of Rob & Jo Theakston’s grandfather Frank.
Beer and bobble hats
After working through some design ideas, we decided on the three colourways. Here are the finished products! The design features the brewery name, a hop design and a branded woven label. Black Sheep provided their own woven labels, which we sewed on as an additional service.
For this image we paired the Black Sheep IPA with the bottle green and oatmeal pompom hat. The classic black and white hat is teamed with Legacy 25, a special edition brewed for their 25 year anniversary. The chocolate and orange stout is paired with the charcoal grey and mustard hat. The hat may not be chocolate brown and orange but the velvety texture of this particular yarn pairs well with the velvet-like smoothness of the stout.
Visit the brewery
The brewery is a great place to visit, offering their customers an interesting and whole experience.
Start your day with a brewery tour, one of four per day, and learn about the history of the building and the brewing processes. Once you’ve explored the workings, you can relax in the bar and restaurant with some proper Yorkshire home cooking. Finally, pick up a piece of memorabilia from their wonderful gift shop. The shop sells the full range of beers, selected local cheeses, sheep themed home ware and branded clothing. Don’t forget to pick up a Black Sheep bobble hat to accompany you on your trip around the moors!
Get in touch
As designers and manufacturers, we can help you create a bespoke product to accentuate your brand, differentiate your team or give as a unique gift. Have a look at some of our recent designs on the Custom Design Hats page. Once we’ve received your inquiry form or had a chat on the phone, I can provide you with a quote and show you whats achievable. Lets get creative!