WHAT ORGANIC MEANS AND WHY IT MATTERS
Like great beer, we believe in balance.
Organic production promotes biodiversity, helps wildlife, and provides a mixed and sustainable ecology for flora and fauna to thrive. It is the antithesis of modern agro industrialist production, which is based purely on monoculture and profit.
What we lose in yield on the farm we gain in birds, bees and other wildlife. And yes we have weeds too! Sometimes very beautiful weeds that provide food and habitat.
As organic brewers we pay 3 times as much for our hops, and twice as much for our barley, but we believe that some things are just worth paying for.
Long live the weeds and the wilderness!
ORGANIC MEANS NO GENETICALLY MODIFIED 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.