Beer of the Week – Black Isle Red Kite

Beer of the Week – Black Isle Red Kite

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Jun 2, 2017
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The weekend is here again so for the twenty-second time this year I’m about to shine a spotlight on a single Scottish beer that I think has to date flown under the radar. I’ll be doing this at the end of every working week throughout 2017 in order to spread more of the love to […]

Beer of the Week – Black Isle Hibernator

Beer of the Week – Black Isle Hibernator

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Feb 24, 2017
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The next in my weekly series of unsung Scottish beers hails from the same part of the world as the beer before last (Cromarty’s Brewed Awakening) and is also a stout – in fact there have been three in a row now in this feature. That’s a complete co-incidence, but maybe there is something in […]

Two more Scottish breweries to open bars
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Two more Scottish breweries to open bars

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Aug 7, 2015
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Everything happens in threes, as they say – and a mere handful of days since Innis & Gunn took the plunge and opened their first bar, on Lothian Road in Edinburgh, two other prominent Scottish breweries have announced plans to do something similar; almost literally around the corner from each other. Beer drinkers of Inverness […]

BeerCast brewday with Black Isle…and Pluscarden Abbey

BeerCast brewday with Black Isle…and Pluscarden Abbey

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Mar 4, 2013
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It was fairly clear from the beginning that our fourth BeerCast brewday would be unlike any of the others. Following trips to Alechemy, Ayr and DemonBrew, our visit to the Black Isle brewery actually began several weeks ago, when chatting to our host at the launch of their Cold Turkey breakfast beer. Head brewer Colin […]

Black Isle go Cold Turkey

Black Isle go Cold Turkey

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Feb 1, 2013
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Back in late 2010, the Government announced they were to raise alcohol duty on all beers over 7.5%abv, ostensibly to tackle ‘problem drinking’. At the same time, they revealed a plan to cut duty on beers brewed at 2.8% or under – to promote lower strength alternatives. I wondered at the time if any of […]

My favourite beer of all-time?

My favourite beer of all-time?

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Jun 18, 2012
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Like comedians being asked to tell someone a joke, when I tell people I write about beer the question that inevitably comes back is “Well, what’s your favourite then?”. There’s so many ways to answer this. Firstly, I don’t really have one – new beers are coming out all the time – and attempting to […]

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