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.
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.
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.
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.
Anita Scott knows all about beer and bikes; as well as being one of our dedicated bar team, she’s a an accomplished rider and this year, is taking on the POC Scottish Enduro Series.
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.
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?
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!
Follow us on Twitter @BlackIsleBeer to be the first to find out the latest bars and venues selling Goldfinch and our other beers.