A NORTH Yorkshire brewery has launched a brand-new official beer of Harrogate Town Association Football Club.

Black Sheep Brewery, based in Ripon, brewed the new beer, called Yellow Black Army, as part of Black Sheep’s major Sponsorship deal with the recently-promoted club.

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Described as dynamic, powerful and fruity, the Yellow Black Army is a fruity Session IPA with notes of tropical fruit and malt blends.

The brewery says the new IPA will be available from the brewery’s online store and instore as well as the official Harrogate A.F.C shop in Harrogate.

Charlene Lyons, Chief Executive of Black Sheep Brewery, said: “We’re so excited to launch Yellow Black Army to fans of the ‘Town’. We’ve been working really hard behind-the-scenes to create a beer that perfectly encapsulates the essence of Harrogate Town AFC, and we think fans will absolutely love the final result.

“Given the club’s recent promotion to the Football League for the first time in its history, we felt it was only right to celebrate Harrogate Town’s success in true Black Sheep fashion – with its very own, official beer.

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“Our deal with Harrogate Town is the first time Black Sheep has sponsored a football club. Everyone at the brewery is thrilled to be working alongside the club and its brilliant squad of players, as they continue their journey in League Two, with a pint of Yellow Black Army ready to toast their successes.”

Simon Weaver, manager to Harrogate Town AFC, said: “I’m sure our fans will be delighted to be able to drink our very own, official beer. Just like our club, Black Sheep does things its own way and has created a unique sense of identity in the process.

“We can’t wait to see our fans’ response to Yellow Black Army, and give them another chance to enjoy how far our club has come in recent years.”

The beer is set to be available from November 8.

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