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Beer and Bikes at Cream ‘O The Croft Mountain Bike Festival

Bikes, Black Isle Brewery beers and not-so-beautiful weather was the order of the weekend at Muckmedden’s ‘Cream O’ The Croft’ mountain bike festival in Comrie.

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How ‘Crafty’ are you?

How crafty are you when it comes to beer? Dom Metcalfe, Sales Director at Black Isle Brewery shares his thoughts on this much-discussed topic in the brewing world.

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Our Organic, Herbilicious Polytunnel at Black Isle

We’re true to our nature and do what we can to create a sustainable, bee-friendly environment at the brewery. On the farm, we also grow our own organic vegetables and herbs in our polytunnel, which make their way to our dinner plates, as well as to our bar in Inverness.

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What The Beer Giants Can Learn From Micro-Breweries

Micro-breweries are on the up, with 1,500 within the UK at the time of writing this blog. As the industry and demands change, we ask Don Valley Engineering, what can the big beer giants learn from their nimble brewing neighbours?

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Goldfinch Gluten Free Beer at Black Isle

Goldfinch is one of our best selling core line beers – a light, hoppy and gluten-free session IPA, it’s won multiple awards and available worldwide.

Belladrum Christmas Hamper Giveaway!

Belladrum Christmas Hamper

Belladrum Christmas Hamper

The hamper includes:

A selection of beers from Black Isle Brewery!

2 x New Three Day Tickets to Belladrum 2015

1 x Hamper and goodies from Simpsons Garden Centre

£50 vouchers from our friends at Ironworks Venue and XpoNorth (formerly GoNORTH Festival)

Toyota Rav-4 for the weekend and a golfing brolly from Macrae & Dick

For your chance to win head over to Belladrum’s Facebook / Twitter and like and share to win this years Belladrum Christmas Hamper! Click the links below.

https://www.facebook.com/belladrum/photos/a.158951377510621.41107.129841583754934/785532411519178/?type=1

https://twitter.com/BelladrumFest/status/545152985773641728

Good luck! (Entries close midday on Monday 22nd December to ensure Highland delivery for Christmas!)

Rudi Rye’ds Again!

This year’s Christmas cracker, Rudi’s Red Rye, comes in the form of a 6.8% Rye Ale brewed with Organic Rye malt, Organic ginger, cinnamon, and orange peel. “A rich, warming red ale, packed with aromas of candied peel and fruit.”

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Beer Pairing for Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and we here at the Black Isle Brewery have decided to provide you with some beer pairings for your Thanksgiving feast!

Light meat like turkey should definitely be paired with either a Black Isle Blonde or a Yellow Hammer. These two beers are lighter, crisper and will compliment the meat. With their mild undertones of hops and malt they make a nice accompaniment for your main meal. The Yellowhammer is a refreshing beer with a flinty grapefruit aroma and has more body than the Blonde. That said, the Blonde on the other hand has a light biscuity taste that will refresh your palate and is the perfect beer to sip while having a hearty meal. Either of these beers will match up well with your turkey dinner.

For pudding, which is traditionally pumpkin pie we recommend you pick up a bottle of Scotch Ale or Red Kite. These two are more malt based and have a lingering sweetness, which compliments the tasty piecrust. The Scotch Ale has a rich spice finish with a full-bodied taste. You will get hints of candied peel and fruitcake with this beer. The Red Kite with its delicious balance of malt, citrus and berry fruit will also go very well with pumpkin pie. Actually these last two are so good they could serve as a dessert all on their own.

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