VINYLMANIA IS RUNNING WILD NEXT WEEK, BROTHER!

On Saturday July 8th, DIY record/art/gigs/events organisers BelowBeyond take over the Heart with a killer record fair to celebrate their one year anniversary.

Kicking off at midday, they will exhibit some of the best Vinyl, Art, Merch and Craft sellers from around the UK as well as acoustic and experimental performances to soundtrack your crate diggin' adventures. 

Stalls announced for the fair include Don't Care Records, Heavy Ritual Records, Me Saco Un Ojo Records, and many more.

Then from 7PM, BelowBeyond and Old Empire will host one of the heaviest line ups imaginable, with performances from Oxford's Drock/Droom/Drunk/Drone/Drudge miscreants Drore, south England doom/sludge massive Grey Widow and Birmingham/Black Country doom/sludge fiends Opium Lord.

DJs Matt (Dysteria/Human Disease Promo) and Josh (Old Empire) will be spinning party tunes and heavy shit into the late hours afterwards.

The record fair is free. Tickets for the gig can be bought HERE.

DEVIL'S KITCHEN TO OPEN AT THE BLACK HEART

After their pop-up/mini-residency blew our minds and filled our bellies earlier this month, we are very pleased to announce that Devil’s Kitchen is going to be back at the Heart!

From next week, starting Friday 7th July, Devil's Kitchen will be here every Friday onwards. 

The Kitchen cooked up some truly diabolical quesadillas and smokey sweet potato fries during their brief stay, so you can expect more hellishly delicious vegan - and meaty - delights. 

Come on down and eat like a sinner!

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE FOR THE BLACK HEART

Voting for the Heavy Music Awards closes TODAY so this is the final chance to support Our Black Heart!

In the Awards' very first edition, we have been nominated for Best Venue.

Voting closes TODAY at 5pm. Click HERE to vote.

Winners will be announced at HMA17, which will take place in London on 24th August at House of Vans.

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VOTING FOR THE BLACK HEART CLOSES THIS WEEK

Voting for the Heavy Music Awards closes this week so don't forget to support Our Black Heart!

We've been selected as a finalist in the first edition of the awards and are nominated for Best Venue.

Voting closes on Friday 30th at 5pm. Click HERE to vote.

Winners will be announced at HMA17, which will take place in London on the 24th August at House of Vans.

If you dig what we do - intimate venue, massive sound, and of course, hosting the best beer and bands in Camden - then support the smaller guy and vote for Our Black Heart!

LESS THAN 10 DAYS TO VOTE FOR OUR BLACK HEART

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Voting for the Heavy Music Awards closes next week so don't forget to support Our Black Heart!

The Heart has been selected as a finalist in the inaugural edition of the awards, nominated for Best Venue.

Voting closes on Friday 30th at 5pm. Click HERE to vote.

Winners will be announced at HMA17, which will take place in London on the 24th August at House of Vans.

If you dig what we do - intimate venue, massive sound, and of course, hosting the best beer and bands in Camden - then support a smaller venue and vote for Our Black Heart!

THIS WEEK'S BREWS

Here's our latest update on the beers we have on draught at the Black Heart this week. We’ve got a variety of IPAs and golden ales, as well as a sour cherry ale, a a raspberry fruit beer, and a coffee and vanilla porter.

First, the IPAs. We’ve got Swedish brewers Beerbliotek and their Crazy in the Coconut IPA. Packing big aromas and flavours of citrus/tropical fruits, bitter zest, yeast, malt, hops, and a mild taste/aroma of toasted coconut. Refreshing and tasty. 6.8%.

Then we have Huddersfield massive Magic Rock with their Cannonball IPA. Made in the “true tradition - high in alcohol and massively hopped”, the Cannonball is tropically fruity, with aromas of citrus, peach, and tangy orange. Resinous hops are paired with a sweet malty backbone, while the lip smacking bitterness follows the soft, light, well-balanced body. 7.4%.

Next we’ve got the fruity brews. Manchester’s Chorlton brewery and their Cherry sour, a red/brown ale. Pouring deep reddish brown and medium bodied, the Cherry’s aroma is earthy and roasty, with notes of cherry cola and ripe cherry. The taste is toasty, tart and tangy, with sour cherry and ripe berry flavours. 5.4%.

Then it's the Raspberry Pale from Norway's Ægir Bryggeri. Pouring a hazy reddish/orange and fairly light in body and bitterness, the Raspberry Pale is semi dry, with mostly raspberry and lemon notes in the flavour, and some pale malt. The aroma is sharp and dry, with more traces of raspberry, lemon and malt.
ABV: 5.5%

On to the golden/blonde ales now, Brooklyn’s Summer Ale and Thornbridge’s Wye. The Summer Ale is a “modern rendition of the ‘Light Dinner Ales’ brewed in England throughout the 1800s until the 1940s”, which were big on flavour and refreshment without the heaviness. The Summer Ale’s English malt gives this light-bodied beer a fresh bready/wheat flavour, while its German and American hops provide a light, crisp bitterness and floral/citrus aromas. 4.5%.

Thornbridge’s Wye is a crystal clear pale ale lightly hopped with the aroma of cucumber. The Peak District brewers have made sure the cucumber is present but not overbearing, and the Wye’s flavour/aroma is also fruity, earthy, and malty. Medium bodied, with a dry, slight bitterness. 4.7%.

Finally, we end with Fierce Beer’s Cafe Racer. I’m not sure there’s anything good to have ever emerged from Aberdeen - my place of birth - but the Cafe Racer is a serious contender for proving me wrong. This dark roasted coffee and vanilla porter pours rich and black, with a slight tan head. Its aroma is roasted malt, coffee and vanilla, and its taste is of coffee, vanilla essence, and dark chocolate. Medium body with a complex, bitter chocolate finish. 6.5%.

That’s it for this week’s beers, check back next week for another update. And as ever, keep your eyes peeled for updates of beers and bands on our Instagram.

BLACK HEART NOMINATED FOR BEST VENUE - VOTE NOW!

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The Black Heart has been selected as a finalist at the inaugural Heavy Music Awards, nominated in the Best Venue category.

Following “an intensive period of voting by more than 300 of the music industry's leading lights”, shortlists were selected, including Best UK Band, Best Festival, Best Producer, Best Photographer, among other categories.

Voting is now open HERE.

If you dig what we do - intimate venue, massive sound, and of course, hosting the best beer and bands in Camden - then get voting and support Our Black Heart!

Winners will be announced at HMA17, which will take place in London on the 24th August at House of Vans.

THIS WEEK'S BREWS

Here's our latest update on what beers you can find on tap this week at the Black Heart. We have a couple of delicious pairs, with two draughts each from American brewers Founders and Norwegian favourites Amundsen Bryggeri & Spiseri, as well as beers from Flying Dog and Wylam breweries.

First up, Founders. We’ve got the Michigan brewer’s benchmark Centennial IPA and their robust Porter. The Centennial is a complex, flavourful ale with a medium body. Floral, sweet citrus fruit notes mingle with malty undertones, balancing the dry hops and a perfectly bitter finish. 7.2%.

The full-flavoured Porter pours silky black, with strong but sweet aromas of chocolate, coffee, and caramel malt. It’s a malty one but well balanced by the bitter hops and dark roasted grains. 6.5%.

Straight out of Oslo, we have next Amundsen’s Black Zombie, an orange-infused Black IPA, and their Lush Mango, Mint & Lime Berliner, a Berliner Weisse with, yes, mango, mint and lime. The Black Zombie pours darker than the hearts of the undead, with fragrances of dark chocolate, toffee/caramel, and roasty malts. The taste is dry and bitter, with roasted toffee notes. 7%.

The Mango, Mint & Lime does what it says on the can, with big, sweet aroma/flavours of the fruits. The zesty lime mingles nicely with the juicy cooling mint. Light bodied, well balanced in the finish with a slight sour bite, and ridiculously refreshing. 5.2%.

Then we’ve got Flying Dog of Maryland, USA, with their Sea Salted Caramel Brown Ale. Yup, salted caramel, in a beer. Well balanced between the salty and sweet, while staying true to the beer itself, this one is mild but enticing, the caramel adding to the traditional brown ale taste. Full bodied, lightly carbonated. 7%.

Finally, we finish with the Swipe Right Session IPA from Newcastle’s Wylam. Their ‘Smashed Juice Session Pale... with oats and wheat’, boasts tropical hops and the flavours of grapefruit, pineapple and kiwi fruit pulp. Juicy, and with lovely aromas and tastes of tropical fruit and light hops. 4.7%.

That’s it for this week’s beers, check back next week for another update. And as ever, keep your eyes peeled for updates of beers and bands on our Instagram.

THIS WEEK'S BREWS

Here’s our weekly rundown of what you can expect to see on draught this weekend at the Heart. 

First we’ve got Wylam's Upside Down IPA, a delicious, hop-packed collaboration between Wylam and Simply Hops, the Upside Down southern hemisphere IPA. Created to celebrate Leeds’ Hop City 2017 festival, the Upside Down is a fruity, citrusy IPA brewed with Vermont Ale Yeast and a disrespectful amount of Australian Vic Secret hops. 6.4%.

Next we have stellar Copenhagen brewers To Øl and their Gose to Hollywood. Packed with malts, this light Gose with oranges has been brewed “with the best fruits California can offer”. Medium sour and well-balanced, the Gose to Hollywood is salty and tangy with aromas of gooseberries, rhubarb and a little raspberry. 3.8%.

Then we have Sierra Nevada’s Sidecar Orange Pale Ale. Boasting hops with a bright, citrus-heavy character, this is a new take on the hoppy pale ale, brewed with a hint of orange peel. Pouring a golden orange colour, the Sidecar is fruity and zesty, with aromas and flavours of toast, orange, and bread crust, the floral bitter notes mingling nicely with the orange peel for an easy drinker. 5.3%.

We’ve also currently got back on some beers we posted about before Desertfest, an intriguing and unique pair from Australian brewery Stone & Wood - their Cloud Catcher American-style pale ale and their wheat ale The Gatherer. The Cloud Catcher is a full-flavoured, full-bodied, limited-release ale, 5.5%. The Gatherer (2017 edition) adds cooling cucumber, mint and watermelon to make a thirst-quenching American-style wheat beer that’s crisp, dry, and lip-smacking. 5%.

That’s it for this week’s beers, check back next week for another update. And as ever, keep your eyes peeled for updates of beers and bands on our Instagram

This Week’s Brews - Desertfest Special!

Here’s our latest update on what beers you can find on tap this week at the Black Heart, with a special selection in time for Desertfest. 

From Thursday to Sunday we will have the following on every day, including our flagship brews, Camden Hells Lager, 4.6%, and Camden Ink Stout, 4.7%.

Firstly, we have our new cider, Hawkes Urban Orchard apple cider. One of London’s first cider makers, Hawkes blend country apples with handpicked urban apples, provided by the community. At 4.5%, the Urban Orchard is a smooth, medium dry cider, complex and rich in texture, and with a crisp wine-like finish.

Then we have a tasty array of beers from Brooklyn Brewery, including their standard-bearer, Brooklyn Lager, 5.2%, as well as their Scorcher IPA, the Defender West Coast IPA, and their American Ale.

The Scorcher is a surprisingly sessionable IPA. Floral, piney hop aromas are followed by bursts of mouthwatering bitterness, and a hint of toasty malts before a clean finish. 4.5%.

Created in collaboration with New York Comic Con to be the convention’s official beer, the Defender is a bright, juicy, West Coast-style IPA take on “a reddish twist from a dash of roasted malt”. Bold, fruity hop bitterness meets an intense aroma and dry finish. 6.7%.

The American Ale is a heavier, more malty and blended, dry-hopped pale ale. Medium-bodied, it pours a deep golden-orange colour. Aromas of fruit, malt and caramel mingle with similar flavours, as well as notes of citrus, bread and grass. 4.5%.

Next, we have something quite different, the De la Senne Jambe-de-Bois from Belgian brewers Brasserie de la Senne. This Abbey tripel is said to be the most bitter tripel in Belgium! Pouring golden-yellow, the De la Senne is sweet, malty and yeasty. Notes of caramel, icing sugar, lemon citrus and spice blend before a slight spice in the finish. 8%.

Finally we have Weird Beard's Black Perle. Brewed in partnership with Alchemy Coffee, this cask-conditioned milk stout is chock full of roasty malts and milk sugar, and is "hopped with handful’s of perle plundered from the unsuspecting, and aged on a chest full of Zamorana coffee beans". 4.5%.

That’s it for this week’s beers, check back next week for another update. Keep your eyes peeled for updates of beers and bands on our Instagram, and see you all at Desertfest!

This Week's Brews

Here's our latest update on what beers you can find on tap this week at the Black Heart. We have yet another diverse and delicious collection, with draughts from Magic Rock, Stone & Wood, Thornbridge, and more.

First, we have an intriguing and unique pair from Australian brewery Stone & Wood, their Cloud Catcher American-style pale ale, and their wheat ale The Gatherer. The Cloud Catcher is a full-flavoured, full-bodied, limited-release ale. It boasts aromas of apricots and orange, tastes of tangerine, citrus, spice and toasted malts, and blends pale and crystal malts into a dry, clean, lightly hopped, bitter finish. 5.5%.

The Gatherer is a Stone & Wood recipe which is brewed with seasonal ingredients and changed up every year. 2017’s edition adds cooling cucumber, mint and watermelon to make a thirst-quenching American-style wheat beer that’s crisp, dry, and lip-smacking. This is a special one too, as there’s only 2 kegs of it in the UK! 5%.

Next, we’ve got a classic pair of brews from Huddersfield’s Magic Rock, the Salty Kiss and the Demonali. The Salty Kiss is a well-known collaboration beer with Danish brewery Kissmeyer. The World Beer Cup 2014 Gold Winner is a traditional German-style Gose flavoured with gooseberries, sea buckthorn and sea salt. Tart, lightly sour, fruity, and refreshing with a defined but subtle saltiness, the Salty Kiss is sweet and slightly intense, almost like a lemonade, before it comes to its dry, sour, light bitter finish. 4.1%.

The Demonali is Magic Rock’s IPA, a hazy, golden orange-coloured hop medley. Aromas of citrus, spice, honeysuckle, sweet hop juice, and floral notes meet semi-sweet, malty, citrus flavours, rounded off by a firm and assertive bitterness. 7.2%.

Next, we have a delicious, hop-packed collaboration between Wylam and Simply Hops, the Upside Down southern hemisphere IPA. Created to celebrate Leeds’ Hop City 2017 festival, the Upside Down is a fruity, citrusy IPA brewed with Vermont Ale Yeast and a disrespectful amount of Australian Vic Secret hops. 6.4%.

Then we’ve got West Yorkshire brewery Vocation with their Bread & Butter golden ale(/Blond ale), an easy drinking, everyday beer with a twist. Layers of American hops are set against a backbone of British malts, making for plenty of character. With fresh flavours and aromas of pine, peach, lychee and citrus fruits, the Bread & Butter is tempered by a smooth, rounded bitterness. 3.9%.

Finally, we have Peak District brewers Thornbridge and their Cocoa Wonderland. “Specially brewed in collaboration with the girls at Cocoa, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield to celebrate their 10th anniversary”, this porter pours black with a tan head. It has aromas of milk chocolate and cocoa and tastes lightly sweet, with a mildly bitter, chocolatey, and slightly roasty finish. 6.8%.

That’s it for this week’s beers, check back next week for another update. And as ever, keep your eyes peeled for updates of beers and bands on our Instagram

This Week's Brews

Here we are with our latest update on what beers you can find on tap this week at the Black Heart. We’ve got another diverse and delicious collection with exceptional west London brewers Weird Beard, Sussex’s Burning Sky, Danish masters To Øl , mad Swedish scientists Beerbliotek, and our favourites, north London’s Beavertown.

First, we've got Weird Beard's Metallica-themed brown ale, Master of Nuggets. This beast pours dark brown to dark black, with a slender beige head. It's a big, malty beer, bitter but sweet, with aromas of hazelnuts and raspberry. The taste is full of rich chocolate, earthy herbs, and coffee notes, making for a roasty, lightly spiced, unique and enjoyable ale. 7%.

The next offering from Weird Beard is something of a contemporary classic, with a nostalgic tint. The Five O’Clock Shadow is Weird Beard's "Desperate Dan" IPA, a complex, intense, bitter, but well-balanced beer. The taste is malty with notes of biscuit, and boasts tropical juice flavours, with citrus and pine hops. It's aromatic but fresh, with prominent herb and hop notes. The tasty finish is dry and bitter. 7.3%.

Then we have Burning Sky’s Devil’s Rest IPA. This full-strength IPA is a nod to "the best" that the brewer found whilst travelling the US. The result is deceptively drinkable and full of flavour. The pour is a burnt orange colour, and its aroma is hoppy and fruity. Bitter orange marmalade and toasty notes ring through big hop hits of juice and bitterness. The taste is fruity but piney and dry, with sweet malts. With a medium-full body and a balanced, lightly bitter finish, this one is rather drinkable considering its 7% abv.

Up next, we've got To Øl's Don’t Gose Towards The Light! This gose pours a dark reddish-purple colour, and is medium bodies. Its aroma is yeasty with sweet fruity berry notes. The taste is quite tangy and tarty with a long, bitter finish, and lots of cherry and blueberry flavours. 3.5%

Our next beer, Beerbliotek's Nah… Just Had Some Ice Cream, continues where To Øl's gose left off. This cheeky, light-bodied Berliner Weisse pours a hazy purple-pink. Its aroma is sour and tart, with notes of blueberry yogurt. The taste is sweet, fruity, and tarty, accompanying an intense sour, dry finish. 3.5%.

Finally, we round things up with Beavertown's Normcore Baltic Porter. Inspired by "a passion for a good Porter", Normcore has had nothing added, nor been barrel aged, or seen any complicating of the brewing process - Beavertown have simply released this beer as is, without compromise. Accordingly, this is a rich, intense, and complex beer. Medium-full bodied, Normcore boasts notes of chocolate, fresh coffee, and a slight smokiness, giving way to walnut and fudge flavours. The bitterness balances out the sweetness of the malt. The finish is long, dry and roasty, lightly bitter and robust. 7.8%.

That’s it for this week’s beers, check back next week for another update. And as ever, keep your eyes peeled for updates of beers and bands on our Instagram.

This Week's Brews

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Here we are with the latest update on what beers you can find on tap this week at the Black Heart. We’ve got a diverse bunch - three of which are from some great London breweries - which should get mouths watering.

First up, we have a jazzy Hepcat session IPA from South London brewers Gipsy Hill. It swaggers on in with big fruit, juicy notes and tropical floral hops, balancing out the light, malt body and its taste of caramel. It pours a hazy golden shade and has a thick creamy head. The bitterness is exquisite and makes for easy drinking. 4.6%.

Then we’ve got a very tasty and refreshing Berliner Weisse-style beer from Bethnal Green’s Redchurch brewery. The Tartelette Urban Farmhouse is part of Redchurch’s Wild Series - a range of beers brewed with “wild yeasts, mixed and bacterial fermentation and foraged and cultivated ingredients some of which are fermented and aged and matured in a variety of oak barrels”. At 4.5%, the Tartelette is another easy drinker, with a soft and zingy sour edge. Its fruity, tart taste with notes of lemon and grapefruit work well with the dry, medium body.

From east London, we have 40FT Brewery’s answer to a Hefeweizen, the Street Weiss. This wheat ale has a hazy golden-amber colour and a small head. The aromas and flavour are fruity, with notes of wheat and malt, as well as a spicy, slightly sharp clove taste. Finely balanced, light, and perfect for the warmer days coming. 5%.

Finally, we have the always delicious Sierra Nevada with their Beer Camp IPA. Deceptively drinkable, the Beer Camp sneaks big flavour and complex notes into its light colour and piney-citrus/tropical hops. The deep malt foundation underneath and the solid but not overpowering bitterness balance very well with the grapefruit and orange peel sweetness in its flavours. 6.9%.

On top of that lot, we still have some Brooklyn Bel Air Sour Ale and East IPA left over from Brooklyn Brewery’s epic takeover on Monday. These won’t be around for long, so get down quick! 

That’s it for this week’s beers, check back next week for another update. And as ever, keep your eyes peeled for updates of beers and bands on our Instagram.

Brooklyn Brewery Takeover At The Black Heart

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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.

TEAM ROCK BENEFIT W/ ORANGE GOBLIN & STEAK!

The Black Heart are proud to present:

Orange Goblin
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Steak
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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.

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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 - https://www.instagram.com/ourblackheart/