May Extravaganza

May ExtravaganzaAs May blooms into full swing, Blackbird Brewery is thrilled to unveil a lineup of sensational events that promise to delight and inspire. From celebrating cultural festivities to indulging in artisanal crafts, exhilarating runs, and evenings filled with music and laughter, there’s something for everyone to savor. Join us as we dive into a whirlwind of excitement and celebration at Blackbird Brewery this May!

Beer Updates

With the warm weather returning, Blackbird Brewery presents a slightly updated version of a couple of old favorites, perfect for those sunny days ahead:

No Si Mexican Lager

  • No Si Mexican Style Lager with Lime and Sea Salt: Brewed with flaked Maize and Pilsner malt, and conditioned on freshly squeezed lime juice, zest, and Pink Himalayan sea salt, this refreshing lager transports you to warm sunny days. But beware, it may increase your craving for chips and salsa! ABV: 5.0%
  • Gorlami – Italian Pilsner: This beer is crafted to put a little zip and zest in your step, with notes from its brother, the German Pilsner. With lower IBUs and a unique aroma from Saphir and Spalter hops added post lagering, Gorlami is one heck of a fun beer to enjoy in the sun. ABV: 5.0%
  • Introducing our latest featured beer: Viva Californicaution West Coast Double IPA! Immerse yourself in the essence of a modern West Coast DIPA, where bold flavors of malt and hops converge in perfect harmony. Triple dry-hopped with El Dorado, Nectaron, Citra, HBC 586, and Riwaka hops, this limited edition brew boasts an ABV of 9.4% and promises a truly unforgettable tasting experience.

Just like anything fresh, the availability of our beers may vary. We suggest consulting our Beer page for the latest options. Thinking of dropping by? Make sure to check our live inventory for up-to-the-minute updates before you head out.

Special Events

Get ready to mark your calendars because Blackbird Brewery is pulling out all the stops this May with an array of special events designed to elevate your experience. From tantalizing Cinco de Mayo celebrations to delightful pop-up experiences featuring everything from jewelry to Eastern European cuisine, there’s something for every taste and interest. Whether you’re a craft beer enthusiast, a foodie, or simply looking for a fun day out, our May lineup promises to deliver unforgettable moments and new adventures.

Cinco de Mayo Bash May 5th:

Cinco de MayoJoin us for an unforgettable Cinco de Mayo celebration at Blackbird Brewery! Dive into the vibrant flavors of Mexico with our tantalizing menu featuring tacos from Cape Fear Seafood Company. Indulge in two flour tortillas filled with succulent shrimp or blackened haddock, accompanied by crisp Napa cabbage, creamy sour cream, and zesty mango salsa. Quench your thirst with our exclusive No Si Mexican Lager on tap for just $6.00, and don’t miss out on our irresistible $10 margaritas, the perfect accompaniment to any fiesta! Plus, add a spicy twist to your experience with ginger agave cider from East Bower Cider Company for just $6. Get ready to fiesta like there’s no mañana at our Cinco de Mayo bash!

Run for Beer 5K May 18th at 11AM

Run for Beer 5KGet ready to lace up your sneakers and join us for a refreshing twist on fitness with our “Run for Beer” 5K event on May 18th at 11 AM! Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking for some fun, everyone is welcome to participate in this scenic run around a 5k-ish course starting from our taproom. After crossing the finish line, celebrate your achievement with a FREE craft brew from Blackbird Brewery, and choose between a collector’s pint glass or running socks from the Brewery Running Series. With raffles, merchandise, and a commitment to giving back to our local community, this event promises to be a memorable blend of fitness, fun, and camaraderie. Don’t miss out—click here to secure your spot today!

Spring Crabbin’ May 19th 12-4PM

Spring CrabbinIndulge in a feast for the senses with our Spring Crabbin’ event! Treat yourself to one dozen succulent crabs and three ears of seasoned corn, all steamed to perfection, alongside Fishin’ Shrimp delights. Tickets are selling fast at $55 each, so secure your spot now for an afternoon of seafood bliss that you won’t want to miss! Click here to reserve your ticket.

Barks and Brews May 26th 12-5PM
Barks and Brews

Join us for an unforgettable experience blending furry fun and heartwarming moments! Bring along your cherished pets and seize the opportunity to capture precious memories with professional Kearsten Leder Photography. Make sure not to overlook the PetFolk Vet booth, where you can score fantastic giveaway items. Additionally, if you’re considering expanding your family, Perfectly Imperfect Pups (PIPs) will be hosting a pet adoption from 1-3 PM, providing you with the chance to welcome a deserving pup into your loving home. Save the date for a day brimming with wagging tails, delightful brews, and memories to last a lifetime!

Live Music Lineup
  • Thursday, May 2nd: 6-9PM – Jordan Aliklaish
  • Thursday, May 9th: 6-9PM – Ari Pappalardo
  • Thursday, May 16th: 6-9PM – Chick & Danger
  • Saturday, May 18th: 7-10PM – John Ford
  • Sunday, May 19th: 3-6PM – Open Mic Hosted by Adam Lee Decker
  • Thursday, May 23rd: 6-9PM – Lady May and Redd
  • Saturday, May 25th: 4-7PM – EJ Humphries
  • Thursday, May 30th: 6-9PM – One Block Over