New brews flow at Blackmans
Lockdown might have slowed down many of us for a short time but not so for the busy crew at Blackman’s Brewery who have served up a double delight.
The award-winning team used the extra time to get creative in the brewhouse and have launched two tasty new beers onto the market – The Red Rye and Cold IPA.
Co-owner Renn Blackman said it was super exciting to serve up some new options for their loyal beer-loving customers.
“People are loving the new beers,” he said.
“The Red Rye is an awesome winter warmer, it’s 7.5 per cent, slightly spicy with some big punchy citrus and passionfruit aromas
“Cold IPA is a new style out of the USA, it focuses heavily on drinkability and dryness, with beautiful aromas.”
Last week they also released a second batch of Gin Barrel Aged Choc Berry Dark Ale which Renn described as “a special one”.
“A rich dark sour beer with cherry ripe flavours and subtle gin notes, this beer has aged for one year longer than the previous release,” he said.
Blackman’s – which was crowned the 2019 Australian Champion Small Brewery – also offered up a ‘Snap Lockdown Session Box’ to keep the public hydrated while they hunkered down at home and Renn says they were a great success.
“The snap lock down boxes went off! It was so great to see so many loyal local supporters getting around us and buying beer to keep us all going through the lockdown,” he said.
Renn said the pandemic had been a hard slog but the community support had been amazing throughout and they were extremely grateful.
“It’s very hard being closed and not having hours for all your staff to come to work,” he said.
“It’s just the best being back open again and having customers through the doors drinking beers in house once more.
“We have continued to make new beers and tried to keep things exciting the whole way through which has definitely helped.”
Renn said as well as having more new brews in the pipeline, they also had exciting plans for a new large beer garden they hope to have open for summer which would be located next to the Torquay brewery on Bell Street.