The Little Cawdor Bag Company

Have you seen these lovely highland gems in our brewery shop ? Made by The Little Cawdor Bag Company, these are handmade using our own customised Black Isle tweed. Find out more here. We have small and large duffel bags, tea cosies, scarves, cushion covers, and more. Looking for some authentic Scottish gifts homemade in the Highlands? Or just fancy treating yourself? Come up and have a browse or make a visit to their online shop! We might be getting some new stock in soon too…watch this space!

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Jocktastic times at Jocktoberfest!

Howdy!! So one of our biggest events of the year has been and gone, and as usual it was a huge success! So much preparation and hard work from everyone here at the Brewery, and all completely worth it in the end, as every one of you who attended were all on great form, and seemed to have a good ol’ humdinger of a time! The theme this year was The Wild West, and you all rose to the occasion with Cowboys, Cowgirls, Native Americans, even some Cacti and Horses made an appearance. The winners for the online competition of Best Costume and Best Selfie will be announced this coming Friday so y’all better get posting your photos on our Facebook and Twitter pages to be in with a chance!

jock gif final

grisly dave         hog roast and pas

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Cheese, Glorious Cheese

We have some new stock in this week…gorgeous fresh organic cheese from Connage Highland Dairy. We had our Beer, Cheese and Tunes event not long ago which was a collaboration between ourselves and Connage. As it was such a success, we decided to get in on the action and we now have some of their cheeses stocked in the brewery shop. To help things along, we have paired our beers with each of the cheeses, so now you can have a lovely organic melt in the mouth combo! Read on and decide what you will be going for…

Connage cheese

If you fancy a Blonde, go for a slice of Cromal – with it’s citrusy notes, grassy aromas and fresh and mild flavours, these are a great match.

Our Red Kite Ale is great teamed with Clava, with a slight sweetness balanced by the creamy brie.

The Gouda, with its Eastern Spice harmonises with the fruitiness of the Goldeneye Pale Ale.

And finally, the Scotch Ale is perfect with the Smoked Dunlop. The bittersweet ale is complimented by the smokiness of the cheese.

Which combo will you go for?

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Belladrum Fest 2014

We are very busy getting ready for Belladrum Festival this weekend!! We will be on the bar at the Grassroots Stage which is sponsored by ourselves and will be serving Blonde, Yellowhammer, Red Kite and Porter over the weekend so come along for some delicious cold pints, sit on the straw bales, and enjoy the festival atmosphere!! If you tweet us your photos of yourself at Belladrum with a pint of our beer, you could win a case of Black Isle Blonde delivered to your door anywhere in mainland Britain! Tweet us @BlackIsleBeer for your chance to go home with a few Blondes!

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Beer, Cheese & Tunes with Black Isle Brewery and Connage Dairy

We’ve teamed up with Connage Highland Dairy for an exciting new event. On Saturday 26 July we’re hosting an afternoon and evening of great beer, cheese and live music from bands including Dorec-a-belle, Esperi, Dr Wook and Douglas Scott.

From 12 noon ’til 9pm you’ll have the chance to meet the producers, learn how beer and cheese are made, eat the fabulous produce, sit on straw bales, and dance or relax while listening to music on the hayloft stage.

Beer, Cheese & Tunes

The special event will take place here at Black Isle Brewery, set in beautiful old farm buildings with wonderful views of the countryside, less than ten minutes drive from Inverness.

You can also attend an exclusive beer and cheese pairing sessions at 3pm and 5pm, with the chance to taste five of our finest beers, each with a complimentary cheese chosen by the Pantry. Jill Clark of Connage and Black Isle Brewery’s David Gladwin will guide you through the tasting. You can also take a tour of the brewery at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm visitors and see how our delicious beer is made.

The Cheese Pantry will be honing their culinary skills, serving up delicious raclette and hot cheese toasties from their special catering stall throughout the event.

Come rain or shine this will be a fantastic event for foodies, craft beer lovers and music enthusiasts. With tickets just £5, it’s a superb value day out.

Tickets will be available on the door.

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Launch Day – Highland Gardens For Bees

Bee hives at Black Isle Brewery

Come along to the brewery this Saturday 28 June for the launch of Highland Gardens for Bees. The aim of our new initiative is to engage gardeners in the conservation of bees, to make existing gardens more bee friendly, and to design and create bee friendly gardens for members of our society. You can find out more here.

We’ve got an action-packed day planned, including…

  • Free guided tours of Old Allangrange gardens, as recently featured on BBC Scotland’s Beechgrove Garden, with Katy Malone of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust
  • BBQ – including lamb burgers made with lamb raised here on the farm
  • And there’ll be delicious Black Isle Beer, of course!
  • Plus you can become a member of Highland Gardens Bee Society and be in the draw to win a design for your very own bee garden.

Join us from 11AM – see you there!

Highland Gardens For Bees

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