A NORTH Yorkshire brewery has announced that it is to host an evening with its "iconic" founder next week.

Supporting the return of pub-going and cask ale drinking, the event, which is to be held at the Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre in Masham on Tuesday (September 28), will kick off at 7pm with a tour of the brewery followed by a question-and-answer session with the 'King of cask', Paul Theakston.

Charlene Lyons, chief executive of Black Sheep Brewery, said: "Our interest in cask ale and our connection to the community are both deeply personal, which is why our founder, Paul Theakston, wanted to reflect this in our event by speaking directly to visitors about his love and experience of this distinct form of beer."

As a celebration of cask ale, there will be plenty of opportunities throughout the evening to sample the delights of Black Sheep’s own award-winning brands.

While visitors enjoy a pint or two, Paul, along with the host for the evening, Black Sheep’s Jake Humberstone, will be on hand to meet and mingle with everyone.

The £10 event admission fee will include a pint of legendary Black Sheep Best Bitter, as well as a token for 10 per cent off all items in the brewery shop.