Hi Everybody - this week on tap we still have some of the limited release Session IPA and going on tap this evening with have the ever popular Red Kite Ale 4.2% . This is what Black Isle Brewery have to say about it - As the name suggests , this amber ale lifts the spirits by infusing classic British hops with a malty backbone to create this medium bodied thirst quencher. It's the perfect year round beer - refreshing in summer and satisfying in winter. it's a corker with a winter vegetable soup and equally at home when sharing your mouth with a Glenmorangie 18 year old malt
Last weekend Niigata City held their annual craft beer festival , this festival is now the 4th time it has been held and from small beginnings it has grown into a big festival with about 25 different breweries attending. Because Niigata often has rain it's not possible to hold it outdoors , but luckily there is a large covered mall in the center on Furumachi. Last year we worked serving Black Isle beer from Scotland but this year we joined some of our friends to sample the wide array of fantastic beers in tap and in between drinks I managed to take quite a few photos as well which are in the slide show below.
Just arrived and this evening put on tap, Black Isle Session IPA 3.5% , a fantastic easy drinking session ale from the team at Black Isle in Scotland. Pictured below is one of our regular customers Maxime from France who was lucky enough to get the 1st pint. Session IPA along with Heather Honey are limited releases from Black Isle and being the official Black Isle bar in Niigata we manged to secure a keg of each , only 13 kegs made it to Japan so we are very happy to be able to offer such rare beers from Scotland on tap !
Just arrived at Albannach , the 1st shipment of Black Isle Pollinator heather Honey only 13 kegs arrived in Japan from Scotland and we were lucky to be able to get one. Here is the description from Black Isle
This pale, straw coloured blonde-style beer is brewed with organic malt, hops and Highland heather honey. Light on the palate with a honeyed finish this beer is not only tasty and refreshing but 10 pence from every bottle goes to The Bumble Bee Conservation Trust. This will help support their valuable work protecting the threatened UK bumble bee population which play a vital role in pollinating our food crops and native flowers. As organic farmers and brewers we feel it is essential to stop the destruction of bees and their native habitat by intensive farming practices
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