The Brewers Project 2020

Introducing The Brewers Project 2020, a scheme to bring together new beers and local talented illustrators through experimental recipes.

Similarly to 2019's 12Beers in 12Months concept, but for this year each team member will work with our head brewer to come up with a new beer together in the hope of creating some weird and wonderful tastes.

Alongside the brewing of our core and seasonal ranges the Brewers Project will be incorporated into the 2020 brewing schedule, and for NOW will just be available on cask.

A big part of the project is to showcase talented designers who are keen to work with us to produce eye-catching pump clips, enabling their name and work to reach a nationwide audience.

This exciting project began yesterday in our Chester-Le-Street brewery, with the head brewer kicking off the process with this own choice of beer - AURORA SMASH.

This 3.5% light session pale ale is to be the first beer in the collection and will be available across our Tap Houses in early February!

If you're an illustrator and want to be involved in this year's project - get in touch!

#yearofthestorm #brewersproject2020

2020 vision: Tap House

Tomorrow we embark into our latest venture as we welcome our two new bars in Whitley Bay and Newcastle Upon Tyne. As part of our 2020 vision we decided to rebrand Storm Cellar and Drop Everything And Drink into Tap Houses.

The arrival of our Tap Houses is a bold move by us, we are eagar to push our independent brewery to the next level and with a new look we are confident that this has the potential to take us there.

The Tap Houses will be home to the best house and guest beers, along with the quality local artisan food; served together, is the perfect match for our relaxed, friendly venues.

Another change is that we will reconnect with the community. We have lost connection with the wider public, which is never been the Black Storm way, hence why our new bar managers are keen on forming relationships to run regular events.

As we enter our third
year of trading, the strong belief that this year is the #yearofthestorm.

Three reasons why 2020
is our year:

  2. First full year for our brewery
  3. 440ml core cans are to be released

We cannot wait to see new and old faces back in our bars and enjoying our award-winning beer - our #stormchasers are the heart of who we are. It’s an exciting time for us we would love you to join us on this journey.

New look, new ideas, new beers - all for the New Year.