Black Isle Win Best Brewed at the HIFAD Awards 2018

We’re delighted to win this year’s Highlands and Islands ‘Best Brewed’ at this year’s Highlands and Islands Food and Drink awards. Celebrating the night with hundreds of other Scottish companies at the Kingsmill hotel in Inverness, we were treated an incredible evening of local food, wine and of course, Black Isle beer!

The 23 Trees Project

In early 2017, we brewed 23 Trees, a Citra Saison in memory of the 23 ancient broad-leaf trees needlessly cut down next to our organic farm. Together with this beer, we also planted 200 new trees – to support the wildlife that depend on them for survival.

Jazzing Up The Brewery Walls!

Lauren Mercer Smail joined us a WOOF’er back in October 2014 to find out about life at the brewery and our organic farm. Whilst with us, she shared her artistic talents and created an incredible mural of wild, Scottish animals that now line the brewery walls.

Black Isle Bar at The Great Estate Festival (Edinburgh Fringe 2016)

16-21 August 2016 – Vogrie Country Park
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We are very happy to announce that we are going to be the beer supplier for The Great Estate Festival 2016.

This unique festival boasts a line-up of eclectic music, comedy, dance and theatre acts.

Held on the beautiful grounds of Vogrie Country Park, it is only a short ride to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

With a regular daytime shuttle service transporting you into the city centre, this makes The Great Estate the ideal spot to experience the full Edinburgh Fringe.

And to top it all off, all of their proceeds are donated to charity!

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Try our latest beer – Goldfinch Gluten Free

 

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Spring has sprung

The grass is ris

I wonder where them birdies is.

The little birds is on the wing

Ain’t that absurd

The little wings is on the bird!

Which brings us seasonally onto our newest beer Goldfinch 3.5% session I.P.A. launched this spring in Waitrose in Scotland and on draft across all Fuller Thomson bars.
Bursting with citrusy zing, this light, refreshingly hopped session IPA comes with the added bonus of being certified Gluten Free – good for you, good for the environment too and particularly good for your mate with the dodgy tum!
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Follow us on Twitter @BlackIsleBeer to be the first to find out the latest bars and venues selling Goldfinch and our other beers.

ATTENTION LONDON BEER LOVERS!

The Black Isle Brewery is pleased to announce that in addition to their Glasgow & Cheltenham stores our delightful organic Scottish brews are now available at all Whole Foods Market stores in London.

Whole Foods London stock the following Black Isle beauties:
Scotch Ale
Goldeneye
Hibernator Oatmeal Stout
Red Kite
Blonde

So why not pop along to one of their stores and treat yourself to a thirst quenching Black Isle beer. It’s good for you and for the environment too.

Click the link below to find your nearest Whole Foods Store store

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list

Photos taken at Whole Foods Market in Piccadilly Circus

 

Taste Hunters: Les Explorateurs du Goût have Arrived on the Black Isle

Taste Hunters is a french adventure programme, hosted by two exploratory chefs Benjamin Darnaud & Jérome Bigot. This pair travel around the world to discover the real taste of food. They delight in seeking out and discovering “food rebels” as they call them. So it’s no wonder that they ended up at Scotland’s only organic brewery.

Doing a bit of filming outside the brewery.

Doing a bit of filming outside the brewery.

Making glorious food on one of our Agas

Making glorious food on one of our Agas


Jérome was shown around the brewery by our own rebel in-chief David Gladwin. After his tour of the brewery and farm, Jérome treated us to a fantastic lunch made with only organic produce from the farm! The only outside product that was used was the organic Brie.
French cuisine with Scottish organic produce

French cuisine with Scottish organic produce


On the menu was lamb’s kidneys, garlic and Scotch ale glaze, Sutherland kale, nasturtium flowers and Tuscan kale. To follow there were oatcakes, connage, russet apples and apple cake.

Naturally it was all washed down with Smoked Porter, Scotch Ale and Oak Aged Barley Wine.

We cannot wait to see the programme when it is ready to be broadcast on French TV. If you’d like to see it hop on over to Taste Hunters’ websites, where you can get a flavour of what Benjamin & Jérome are doing. Don’t worry it’s subtitled.

http://tastehunters.tumblr.com/

Save the Planet, Drink Organic 🙂

Vorsprung durch Technik Indeed!!

Recently the Black Isle Brewery received a very special shipment of 4 Rolec tanks from Germany with a 10,000 litre brew capacity per tank, which means we can keep all of you better supplied with our yummy beer ☺ What makes these tanks so special is that they are uni tanks, which can ferment and condition at the same time.

We just love this kind of multi-tasking!

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Save the Planet, Drink Organic

Black Isle Brewery at The Mod

Black Isle Brewery will be supplying the beer outside Eden Court where the bar will be set up all week! Come along and get the craic over a few pints of Blonde, Red Kite and Porter and soak up the festival atmosphere over the next few days with traditional Gaelic music, highland dancing, sport, literature and drama. The Mod is now in it’s 122nd year and this is the first time since 1997 that the event has taken place in Inverness. Come and join in with Scotland’s biggest Gaelic Cultural festival by starting off the week with a few Black Isle Organic Beers!

 

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