Award-Winning and Rewarding Beers

Blackbird Brewery Won a Silver Medal in the 12th annual NC Brewers Cup Competition!

Silver Medal at 2023 NC Brewers CupThis year’s North Carolina Brewer’s Cup was the largest commercial competition in the Southeast; 873 entries were submitted by 122 independent North Carolina craft breweries! The most competitive categories in this year’s competition were Juicy/Hazy Style IPA, American-Style IPA, Field & Spiced Beers.

We are delighted to announce we won a silver medal in the largest category for one of our Hazy IPAs: Pōtae NZ Thiolized Hazy IPA. We brewed this Hazy IPA with thiolized yeast and hopped it with New Zealand grown Riwaka and Freestyle Farms Motueka hops. Stop by and raise a glass to our delicious victory!

Click here for the complete listing of all 2023 NC Brewers Cup medalists.

Blackbird Brewery Joins Court Shoes Only Collaborative Beer Initiative!

We’ve partnered with Court Shoes Only, a collaborative beer initiative crafted to benefit ACEing Autism programs in our area. ACEing Autism develops tennis curriculum created specifically for individuals with autism. The goal of Court Shoes Only is to raise awareness, accessibility and affordability of their programs. A percentage of sales from our Court Shoes Only Hazy IPA, releasing later this week, will go directly to ACEing Autism programs in our area.

Court Shoes Only Hazy IPA is intended to be on the more sessionable side of our Hazy IPA range. Moderate ABV, low IBU, some crisp/refreshing character not usually associated with hazies and focused on orange citrus flavor notes. This is a flavor concept that has long been on the back burner in the Blackbird recipe archives. Very El Dorado focused, we leveraged both concentrated lupulin and traditional forms of El Dorado for the bulk of the hop load and threw in some NZ Rakau Hop Kief as a top note for its nectarine and peach contribution. 6.4% ABV

Court Shoes OnlyStop by the brewery to be among the first to try our rewarding Court Shoes Only Hazy IPA, available in cans and on draft Friday!