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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.

East Meets West at Black Isle

Coming together with Poppels Bryggeri’s brewery from Sweden, we created a big, bold beast of stout, which came to life as Systems Theory. Not content with just one beer, we used it as base for our new barrel aged series: East and West Coast.

Black Isle at Muckmedden’s Eliminator Mountain Bike Festival

Off we go to bonnie Fife, in search of more bikes and beers at The Eliminator Mountain Bike Festival. With our bikes and trainers at the ready, Cat takes on the Muckathlon and Sunday sees Head2Head Champions crowned for 2018.

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.

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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