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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.

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.

Monsoon Porter

Recently the Black Isle Brewery has come together with the award winning Artisan Roast Coffee to produce a sensational storm in a beer cask now hitting the Stockbridge Tap, in Edinburgh, and other selected outlets in the city.

This huge dark front of caffeine and malt has been produced by a collision of Black Isle Porter, brewed with organic chocolate malt, mixed up with a heavy downpour of Artisan Roast Monsoon Malabar coffee beans, from Southern India.

These beans have been laid out to dry on racks after the monsoon rains and during this process the wet monsoon winds circulate around the crops turning the green coffee beans a rich golden yellow colour and absorbing the rich earthy, spicy flavours.

Black Isle Monsoon Porter 4.2% is a roasted, toasted, lip-smacker of rich bitter chocolate, cinnamon, espresso and cracked pepper – the perfect antidote for any rainy season.

A severe whether warning was issued this morning – whether, or not, to drop everything right now and head to the pub to avoid being marooned without it!

Monsoon Porter

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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