Brooklyn Brewery Takeover At The Black Heart


We’ve got something very special coming for you next week. On Monday 27th, the ever-stellar Brooklyn Brewery take over the Black Heart! The gig upstairs is free and first come, first served (more about that below), but we’ll have plenty of goodies on downstairs so no one will miss out! Here’s what we’ll have on offer. 

In the venue upstairs, only Brooklyn cans will be available. We'll have Brooklyn Lager, the Brewery's award-winning flagship beer, brewed to a pre-Prohibition recipe. Dry-hopped, fresh, flowery, flavourful, 5.2%. Always a winner. We'll also be carrying Brooklyn's American Ale, a heavier, more malty and blended, dry-hopped ale, at 4.5%. And we'll have Brooklyn's East IPA, originally a summer seasonal but a year-round offering for over two decades now, it features English malts and hops brewed in the classic, heavily-hopped style of 19th century English beers. 6.9%. I say.  

Downstairs at the bar, we'll have a very special 2 kegs of Brooklyn Bel Air Sour Ale and East IPA on tap. Bel Air is a breezy, tart, dry-hopped sour ale. Easy to drink and not overly sour. 5.8% We'll also have Sorachi Ace and Brooklyn Tripel Burner 750ml sharing bottles. The Sorachi Ace is a classic saison, a dry, hoppy, golden farmhouse ale featuring the rare Sorachi Ace hop. 100% bottle re-fermentation with Champagne yeast sees the beer emerge with bright, spicy lemon-zest aromas. 7.6%. The Brooklyn Tripel Burner is a licorice-spiced tripel aged in white wine barrels. With a strong Belgian-inspired tripel base, this is a heady, aromatic ale. 10.6%. And finally, we'll also have 330ml bottles of Brooklyn's Black Chocolate Stout, the brewery's award-winning rendition of the Imperial Stout style. Derived from three mashes brewed for each batch of this beer, the Stout boasts deep dark chocolate flavour blended with specialty roasted malts. 10%.

As for the evening's entertainment, Winnebago Deal, Primitive Weapons, and Henry Blacker are set to devastate the Heart as they kick off Brooklyn Sound, the second edition of Brooklyn's annual music tour. Doors are at 7pm and are free entry. While this show is first come, first served, priority is given to those who snapped up the free tickets from our site. After 8.30pm, all unclaimed tickets (the reserved tickets that people haven't shown up to claim) will be released back in to the wild and non-ticket holders will be allowed in.

We can't wait to see all of you there. And as always, keep your eyes peeled for updates on this, and more beers and bands, on our Instagram.


The Black Heart are proud to present:

Orange Goblin


Doors: 7pm
Tickets on the door - £10 minimum suggested donation
FIRST COME FIRST SERVED! Line the fuck up!

The demise of TeamRock this close to Xmas sent shockwaves across the UK and International Rock/Metal community, but no-one has felt it harder than the incredible staff there who have been given their marching orders with no pay.
Ben from Orange Goblin is running a great campaign on Just Giving, which as at this date has raised over £50000 to try give these guys something to smile about this Christmas. Please head to the links provided and donate what you can.

This week's brews.

We’re back for our weekly update on what you can expect to see on draught in the coming week. We’ve got something for everyone with a couple of Oktoberfest beers as well as a Rogue pale, a Thornbridge stout and a To Ol Berliner Weisse.

Weihenstephaner Festbier

This marzen beer is brewed especially or the Festbier season and comes in at 5.8%. It pours a clear yellow with a small amount of white head. The aroma is light malt, a little banana and some grass. The flavour is more lager than marzen, light malt and a little sweet biscuit. Finishes crisp. All in all a really refreshing easy drinking beer from the world’s oldest brewery.

Sierra Nevada Festival Bier

The second installment of Sierra Nevada’s annual Oktoberfest series, this beer is brewed in collaboration with Germany’s Mahrs Brau. Brewed using the nearly lost Record hop variety, it’s a new take on the classic festival style. It pours a dark gold colour. The aroma is classic festival beer whilst the Record hops give it a spicy hop note. At 6% its one to savour.

To Ol LikeWeisse

We’re not going to lie, we’re a little obsessed with To Æl at the moment. We’re yet to taste something we haven’t liked, and more importantly, that you guys haven’t liked, and you know what they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. If you feel LikeWeisse then you’ve gotta try this Berliner Weisse. At 3.8% it’s a great all day choice, something To Ol wanted to make sure of. The colour is a cloudy light yellow, with a small head. Aroma wise there is some citrus fruit and a fair amount of yeast. The flavour is mildy sour, with citrus fruit and some peach going on as well. The finish is quite mild and wheaty. Very easy to drink.

Rogue Juniper Pale

This week’s Rogue beer is the Juniper Pale Ale. Pouring a cloudy amber colour with a medium off white head, it has an aroma of fruity toffee, malt sweetness and pine. The flavour obviously has a prevalent amount of juniper to it, but is also quite floral. Finishes quite hoppy and dry. 5.2%

Thornbridge Baize

We finish with Baize from Thornbridge, a chocolate mint stout. It pours nearly black with a medium off white head. The aroma is, as you’d expect, dominated by chocolate and mint. The flavour follows with the bitterness of the chocolate balancing what would otherwise be a rather sweet beer. Imagine alcoholic ‘After Eight’ mints.  At 5.5% you might wake up with a hangover but your breath will be great!

Check back next week for another update on what to expect on draught. There will be some news about the Founders Halloween tap takeover coming your way soon too!

As always you can check our Instagram for the latest in beers and bands.

This week's brews

Its time for our weekly run down of what you can expect to see on draught this week. 

We loved, and I think you all did too, the bottles we got in from Scotland's very own Fierce Beer, so we've gone and got two of their beers in keg this time. First up we've got Peanut Riot. This porter pours almost black with a small tan head and has an aroma of dark chocolate and unsurprisingly a fairly big hit of peanut. The flavour follows, with more chocolate, peanut butter and a little salt. Finishes with the roasted malt coming forward a little more. 6.5%. 94 IBU. Vegan.

Next is Granadilla Guerilla, a west coast style IPA with big tropical flavours and plenty of passionfruit. Pours a hazy orange/gold colour with a nose that gives off passionfruit, a slight creaminess and some citrus zest. The flavour has more citrus hops than passionfruit going on, but its still well balanced, tangy would be the best word for it. Finishes bitter and dry. 5.5%. 45 IBU. Vegan

And now for something completely different, Orange Boom from Siren. This berliner weisse starts life broadly as Siren's very drinkable Calypso, they then add loads of fresh orange zest and juice. Its pours yellow with an off white head that holds quite well. The aroma is a little wheat, lots of orange and bitter fruit. Flavour is orange, both zest and juice, lots of fruit. Its reasonably sour and finishes dry. 2.7%. Vegan.

We finish with the strongest beer of the lot, Special Relationship from Magic Rock in collaboration with Oregon's Gigantic Brewery. They describe it as a 'reconstructed manhattan ale' and you can see what they're getting at. It pours hazy brown whilst the nose has lots of cherry, bourbon and red fruit going on. Flavour continues in that vein, with a little more spice, some coconut and plenty of deep malt. Finishes subtly with spice and a little bitterness. 8%. 15 IBU. Vegan.

Thats your lot for this week, check back next week for another update. As ever keep your eyes peeled for updates of beers and bands on our Instagram -