with the release of our very first beer on the CH beer market, a double IPA called Hop Suicide! as guest beer at our friends 523 (which sold out by the time I am writing this post). Selecting this particular brewery for our very first release is not a coincidence: 523 offered us the use of their brewing equipment what we graciously accepted. Not only do we have access to a fantastic brewing system now but furthermore got the opportunity to work along a brewer we highly respect. There is no better place for Blackwell right now than joining forces with team 523. It was a very easy decision for us to choose 523 as retailer to put our first beer on the market. To future endeavours!
Blackwell Brewery (or just Blackwell, as everyone calls it) officially started in Spring of 2012. We, Toby and Sam, started as homebrewers as early as 2006 and refined our recipes over the years. First successes at homebrew competitions further boosted our dreams of eventually being able to sell beers one day. The decision to open a brewery finalized in Fall 2013 and we put our efforts into the necessary legal documents which we finished in early Fall 2014. This lets us brew beer at home as well as selling it to retailers. As mentioned before, we not only brew at home but have the possibility to brew at 523 as well. This lets us follow projects where volume makes a difference. Such as barrel ageing and sours (which we are very passionate about).
If you are as excited about our future, please support 523 and us by buying our beers and spread the word. To good beer! Cheers!
Where do I get these Blackwell beers now?
Please have a look at the dedicated page. As we are now subsequently increasing our output, please respect that lots of our beers will still only be sold in small quantities. Just give us the time we need. Quality is the most important factor for us. Not quantity. Each and every beer that gets released on the market deserves to be there. Furthermore, we don’t commonly re-brew batches. Meaning most of the batches are one-time shows. When a beer is gone, its gone!
>>Hop Suicide!; Double India Pale Ale (aka Imperial IPA)
Straight forward DIPA malt bill (2-row, wheat, caramalt as well as small amount of sugar). Magnum, Chinook, Columbus & Simcoe in the boil. Amarillo, Centennial, Chinook, Columbus & Simcoe in the hop stand. Double dry hopped with healthy doses of Amarillo, Centennial, Columbus, Chinook and Simcoe. Very pungent tropical fruit nose & bitter-dry finish. 7.6% ABV & 120 IBU. Lots of hops died for this beer!