Be a Hero; Donate Blood!

Blackbird Brewery’s next Blood Drive is tomorrow from 3:00-8:00PM. Read on to learn why blood donation is an integral part of the brewery’s mission to create a safe place for the community. September 24, 2017 is a day co-owners Harmony and Ian VanGundy will never forget. It’s the day their sweet Charlie was born. It’s …

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NC Brewers Cup Judging

Award-Winning and Rewarding Beers

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

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It’s Festival Season!

It’s Festival Season and the team at Blackbird Brewery is getting in on all the action! In addition to our giant Oktoberfest party on September 30th, we are joining Raleigh Beer Garden’s B-Autumn’s Up Festival September 23rd, Ursprung Oktoberfest Celebration at Wooden Robot in Charlotte also on September 23rd, and Blacktoberfest presented by Black Brew …

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Oktoberfest Comes to Wake Forest!

Oktoberfest, an annual festival held in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, originated from a party celebrating the royal marriage between Kronprinz Ludwig (later King Ludwig I of Bavaria) and the Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen in October of 1810. In modern Germany, Oktoberfest is a traditional folk festival for the entire family with roller-coaster rides, bumper cars, dozens …

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Let’s Talk About Hops

Episode 1 of the “Let’s Talk About Beer” Series In the first edition of the highly anticipated “Let’s Talk About Beer” series, Ian and Mikey break down hops. In the hour-long talk, they cover why brewers use hops, specific qualities of some of the hops they currently have in stock including Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Nelson, Citra …

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Announcing Our Partnership With Record Jogger Brewing Company

Sir Walter Running is excited to announce the creation of Record Jogger Brewing Company, in partnership with Wake Forest’s Blackbird Brewery. Sir Walter Running is a Raleigh-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that hosts the Sir Walter Miler, Raleigh Half Marathon, Pop Up Miles, Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile, and the Summer of Miles podcast. Blackbird Brewery is …

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Christmas in July

The Boys and Girls Club of Wake Forest is celebrating 50 years and we are hosting a Christmas in July event to help them celebrate! Join us Saturday, July 29th from 12:00-6:00 PM for a jam-packed afternoon including Christmas beer releases, face painting, the Adam Lee Decker Band sponsored by our friends at Romeo’s Pizza, …

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