New year New Collaboration

Late last year we were approached by the talented people of  Yellow Belly Beer in Wexford to help work on a new 0% ABV craft soda for release January 2018! Having admired what they do for a long time we jumped at the chance to be part of something exciting and so new to the Irish market. Never before has and Irish brewery produced a non alcoholic craft drink. 

Designated Diver Craft Soda

After a few weeks of back and forth on the recipe with Yellow Belly's head brewer Declan , we developed a fresh and fruity pear and lemon soda dry-hopped with Citra and Huell Melon hops. And we have to say the result is delicious - the perfect balance of hopped fruitiness and lemon tartness, with just the right amount of fizz!

Designated Diver Label

Packaged in a vibrant 330ml cans designed by Yellow Belly's super talented award winning in-house designer Paul Reck starring the 'Designated Diver', it's hard to miss on shelves. Pick up a few cans in Yellow Belly's usual stockists. And if you can't find it, drop us a line to hello@blackcastledrinks.com and we'll put you in the right direction. 

And please let us know what you think of it! Tweet @_BlackCastle_   

 

Beatyard Music Festival

This summer we rocked up to the brilliant festival by the sea Beatyard in Dun Laoghaire. Now in it's second year, the team from Bodytonic Music group put together a great festival over the two days, which not only included brilliant acts, but also a interesting, high quality line up of food and drink stalls! 

BlackCastle

While Bony M to the Rubberbandits to George Clinton played on the main stage, the festival goers had plenty of great Irish food and drink to keep their energy levels up. Our Black Castle soda bar was in great company, with Strong Roots sweet potato fries beside us, to the talented Ice Cream team from Artic Stone, to the ladies from The Cool Beans Co. plus burgers from Box Burger and Pitt Bros BBQ there was something for everyone! 

Looking forward to next year already!

Indie Pop Stars Black Castle Drinks in The Sunday Irish Times!

Black Castle Drinks Sunday Times Ireland

This bank holiday Sunday we were featured in an excellent article on the soft drink movement in Ireland written by Corinna Hardgrave for the Sunday Times in Ireland. 

We were thrilled to be the featured so prominently and love the picture - John's face makes us laugh out loud!! Our Black Castle craft sodas were in good company too, with Poacher's Tonic and Wild Orchard soft drinks also featured. 

Link to Sunday Times http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/ireland/indie-pop-stars-ntxtzlwnj

Our delicious craft soda cocktail, The Red Setter also appeared! It's a citrus and spicey twist on a classic 'Jemmy & Red'. Check out the cocktail recipe below. 

Black Castle Red Lemonade
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THE RED SETTER

This twist on the ‘jemmy & red’ is made up of refreshing citrus flavours and fragrant spices using our Spiced Red Lemonade.

You’ll need:
Black Castle Spiced Red Lemonade
40ml Irish Whiskey
20ml Triple Sec
2 Dashes of Aromatic Bitters

Garnish with a large wedge of pink grapefruit and enjoy! 

We need your votes to WIN a stand a this year's Taste of Dublin!

Taste of Dublin

We  cannot believe we've made it to the last five businesses vying for the public vote in order to win a stand at Taste of Dublin 2016! What an amazing opportunity, not to mention FUN, it would be to be at this year's festival. 

We'd love you forever if you gave us your vote on the Bank of Ireland website here >>>  http://businessbanking.bankofireland.com/taste-of-dublin/vote/

Or you can click on the button below!

 

Here's a little video too

Thanks a million!