We celebrated BeerBox turning one on Saturday and what a fantastic year it has been - beer, beer & more beer has come and gone from our friendly bottle shop.

There is no doubt that beer is central to everything we do at Black Storm and our box full of beer has been integral in sharing our love of great, innovative products.

Located in Stack Newcastle (just at the bottom of Northumberland Street) BeerBox reputation of stocking the finest, weirdest and funkiest beers from across the UK, has enabled us and BeerBox to grow together.







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final black storm month

STORM CHASER OF THE MONTH returns and this months winner certainly deserves the accolade, following an impressive month.
Here at Black Storm, we are ever-changing, always thinking about the next month, next beer or next venture.
But one thing remains, our first bar, our first born, our bread and butter - STORM CELLAR Whitley Bay.
Therefore, this months Storm Chaser of the Month goes to Dan, bar manager of Storm Cellar. Dan's personality, drive and love of Black Storm has enabled our Whitley Bar to continue to thrive and under his leadership the bar has growth from strength-to-strength.
To prove our point, Dan and Storm Cellar have recently been nominated for bar of the year 2019 at the Great British Pub awards in the LGBTQ+ category, and we are confident they'll come away victorious.
Storm Cellar is central in the Black Storm journey and with Dan at the helm they are sure to continue to grow.
Great passionate work Dan, keep it going, we know you will!


The arrival of the latest 12 beers in 12 months project beer has shaken the Northern craft beer scene, with its daring design and bold summer flavours.

In collaboration with Tyne Bank Brewery, SHAKEDOWN - a 6.4% peach and apricot milkshake IPA has stunned punters over the weekend with its refreshing and appealing taste.

Brewed with vibrant Eldorado and Simcoe hops, has a beautiful golden orange body created using oats, wheat and a dash of caramel - this is a beer that you all must try!

The feedback we have received from our venues over the weekend is that Shakedown has been flying out the fridges, with many taking inspiration and picturing the moment (we love seeing customer photos of our beer!)

This highly anticipated beer has certainly caught the attention across the North East, a key reason for this has to be the awesome design of Ouseburn by Dan Underwood, this striking illustration is defiantly an eye-catcher.

As always, these collaboration beers are limited edition, we can already tell that these will not be around for long!

Pick some up at any of our venues - before its too late!


Yes, that is right. AWARD-WINNERS.

We are overjoyed to announce that Tropical Storm and Porter has been awarded at the Great Taste Awards 2019!

We always knew our Tropical Storm and Porter were some of best beers around, the 2/3 stars credited to us confirms our suspicions, they ARE great.

A 2-star rating is dubbed by the Great Taste committee as ‘above and beyond delicious - less than 10% of entries will achieve this rating.’

Great Taste awards evening is a world-renowned event, with over 12,000 food and drink entries from over 100 countries. This historical event was founded in 1994 and is widely regarded as THE awards ceremony for food and drink.

Sinking in? Even writing this, we are beginning to realise the enormity of it!

Anyway…yes sorry...

We have received some fantastic feedback from the judges, here’s a quick sample of some:

Tropical Storm

“A good citrus note, good sweetness, hop bitterness works well, a good effervescence and juiciness and the strong finish.”

“The sweet explosion in the mouth and coriander spice notes are pleasing, we loved the long/bitter sweet finish.”

“We could drink it all day.”


“A wonderfully rich deep ruby coffee colour, a sweet and chocolatey with an undercurrent of fruit, a great beer.”

“Loved the length of the finish, it just kept giving, with a really lovely rounded texture.”

“The flavour delivered, the anticipated hoppy bitterness, with plenty of vanilla, chocolate and nutty notes, lovely depth of flavour."

As you can see, the judges were thrilled with our beer, and we are jubilant with the feedback we have received!

Thanks to everyone who has made this possible - next time you enjoy a Tropical Storm or Porter, it might taste even better, as you're now drinking a globally acclaimed beer!

The Storm is circling the North 🍻