Spring is here and both the brewery and taproom are in full bloom! We added six new beers in the last two weeks and have another six coming soon! In addition, the taproom is settling into a bit of a groove. We now have music bingo every Tuesday, Wine Flights every Wednesday, and live music every Thursday! Plus, Femme Fromage is back with another charcuterie class, The Family Bees-Ness hosts another pop-up, and Unita Yoga returns Sunday 4/16 with a new time of 10:30. Plus, don’t miss the details of our HUGE Grand Opening Celebration at the end of the month!
Read on to learn about each new beer, what’s in the barrels, all upcoming events, and a link to the 919 Beer podcast where Harmony and Ian are featured!
I’d Die for My Puka Shells West Coast Pale Ale
Our collab with Swells’a is bone dry and has the classic Nelson funk with notes of white wine entangled in some beautiful, tropical, citrus paradise vibes. Dust off your old puka shell necklace, kick back, and enjoy the ride or go pound sand. 5.8% ABV
Friendship Tunnel Hazy Pale Ale
We want this pale ale to be as easy as a good friendship. Dry hopped with crowd friendly citrus/tropical Citra and NZ Nectaron hops. Lower ABV keeps conversations from getting too serious and breaking the friendship tunnel. 5.9%ABV
No Lucks Given Milk Stout
We have yet to find the pot of gold under the rainbow, but luck did shine upon us with this milk stout. Robust nose with chocolate and coffee notes. On the palate, you will get a touch of sweetness with a nice balance of chocolate and coffee. If you had the first keg, we have since added cocoa nibs and vanilla to the stout for a tad bit of sweetness. 5.2%ABV
Riwa-a-a-ka Hazy IPA
Your server won’t know what you’re ordering if you don’t pronounce it right. “Thicc boi” base of oat malt and British yeast make it on the opaque and creamy side. We threw New Zealand Riwaka hops in this one which delivered some funky NZ terroir and lemon-lime notes. Get down with the sickness. 6.7%ABV
Yellow Submarine Hazy IPA
We all live in a yellow submarine cruising through a sea of Hazy IPAs and this is a damn good one. We went all Citra for those looking for juice. Made with our ‘thicc boi’ base of oat malt and British yeast for an opaque and creamy base. We’ll eventually stop making hazies when I’m 64. 7.6%ABV
Jelly Boi Hazy IPA
With a drier ferment from German ale yeast and higher IBU than our thicc boi hazies, this one has some West Coast qualities but still uses techniques to soften the edges to keep it balanced. It doesn’t taste like jelly. 7.0%ABV
More Beer Coming Soon
Coming soon to our taproom….a hefeweizen, witbier, cinnamon and golden raisin brown ale, dry-hopped German pilsner, more IPAs, and a new sour, all in time for our Grand Opening Celebration!
Join us for Music Bingo hosted by Top Shelf Trivia! It will be an amazing night full of music, prizes, and drink specials at Blackbird Brewery! Test your music knowledge and compete against your friends and other patrons. It’s easy to play, and everyone is welcome!
Wine Flight Wednesdays
Every Wednesday, take your pick of three 5oz pours from our extensive wine list for only $20. Stop by our taproom between 4-9pm and treat yourself for making it halfway through the week. Cheers!
April 13th, 20th, and 27th
Live Music with Jeff Fortch 4/13, Just Us 4/20, and Grace Lucia Lee 6:00-8:30
Grab your beer, pull up a chair and enjoy the show!
Charcuterie Class from Femme Fromage
Natasha from Femme Fromage will walk you through the ingredients and flavor profiles of the various cheeses and additions so you can present the most beautiful board at your next party. Tickets on Eventbrite ($45) includes 2 cheeses, 1 meat and all your fixings, plus a board. A cheese and drink ticket ($60) includes three 5 oz. wines or four 5 oz. beers.
The Family Bees-Ness Pop Up
We are excited to have Family Bees-ness back in our taproom! They will have grass fed beef, pasture-raised pork, raw honey, Elderberry syrup, soap and many other foods and products!
Unita Yoga at Blackbird
Join us for a one-hour flow followed by a light lunch provided by Rebekah and a wide variety of cold beverages to enjoy from the menu! Cost is $15 and space is limited; register via Eventbrite to secure your spot today! All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Mats and blocks available.
Grand Opening Celebration Day 1
Grand Opening Celebration Day 2
Grateful doesn’t quite do it justice. It is our joy and privilege to serve you our very own beer in our very own taproom and beer garden. This celebration is so big, we couldn’t fit it all in one day! Please join us in celebrating with live music from School of Rock, the Adam Decker Band, and DJ Pangean, golf with We Go Golf, Art with Indigo, brew tours, glass giveaways and new beer!!! Visit each event page for schedules.
Harmony and Ian in the News!
919 Beer: The Triangle’s local beer podcast (wral.com)
Harmony and Ian were recently featured on 919 Beer’s Local Beer Podcast. Listen to the full 46-minute interview.
We know…It’s a lot and we don’t want you to miss any of it! Visit our Beer page to see what’s on tap and our Events page to stay up to date with what’s going on in the taproom.