I have a soft spot for Yorkshire's Black Sheep Brewery as it is one of the brands imported from time to time by the LCBO for over a decade. It's dependable, tasty ale. Good to hear, then, that they are moving ahead with getting ahead:
The company is also trialling Black Sheep in a can in Tesco stores to appeal to new customers. “It offers people opportunities to drink Black Sheep in different scenarios, such as outdoors and parties,” Mr Theakston said. He told the Yorkshire Post that he was looking to push exports in North America, Canada and Scandinavia over the next year. The company already exports all over the world but in small quantities. “The domestic market is tough so export is an exciting possibility moving forward,” he said.
I hope we see those tins over here, too, as there is nothing the LCBO like more than a wall cooler of 500 ml cans. Not sure, however, how the Two Fat Ladies would take to a can. I have the complete DVD set as well as a couple of the books as they are the best source for practical Edwardian great house retro cooking. Kind of thing Great-Grannie, she who ran a great house before WWI, would have specialized in. Even if the ladies come across more like her daughter, my great aunt Madge, who was a tough head nurse in the front line of the North Africa campaign against Rommel. If you wait until the end of the clip above, right after the making of the deviled kidneys, you will see a few shots at the brewery in 1997 where they took their dishes to serve the brewers. More from the first half of the episode as well.
Guilty pleasures? Hardly. Two Fat Ladies? Black Sheep? That's just common sense. But those other sorts, those sins of commission are what's up on Friday night as Steve steps in for Pete to host the 57th episode of The Session on the topic of your guilty pleasure beers.