Changing the world – one beer at a time. If we are what we eat, then surely, we are what we drink too!
Organic production promotes biodiversity, helps wildlife, and allows for a mixed and sustainable ecology of flora and fauna to thrive. It is the antithesis of modern agri-industrialist production based almost entirely on monoculture, yield and profit.
As organic brewers we sometimes pay up to 3 times more for our barley and hops, but we believe that some things are just worth paying for.
We support organic farmers and growers to protect wildlife and the environment for us all.
Organic = no GM plants
At Black Isle Brewery, you’ll never find genetically modified plants, hydrogenated fats, nasty aspartame, tartrazine, or MSG.
We cherish our natural environment and our health, so you’ll also find no artificial chemical fertilisers or pesticides, which destroy the ecosystem and cause pollution and green-house gases.
By committing to these practices, plant, insects and bird life are up to 50% more abundant on organic farms. Our animals are content; living a free-range life, with open spaces and fresh air; not cloned or fed growth hormones.
Save Our Bees
Worryingly, bee populations are sharply in decline, so we’re determined to do what we can to help them thrive. 90% of the wild bee population and 50% of farmed hives have been lost, which is devastating.
No bees, means no pollination, and no fruit, grains or vegetables.
Sure, it’s less productive, but it’s much more diverse. Where we lose in tonnes per acre, we gain beautiful wildlife. The whole ecology of the place has improved.” Black Isle’s motto is “Save The Planet Drink Organic”.