Eebria Brewery Club with Blackjack Beer : Review


Ale consumers are a savvy bunch.

I believe they know more about their drink and how it’s made than the consumers of any other kind of beverage, with perhaps the exception of wine.

BlackjackFor a beer drinker with an interest in more than lager, there is knowledge about the different styles, and the different breweries that make their favourite brew. It’s more than just brand loyalty. It’s more that someone could feel more affinity with a small craft brewery than they could with a multi-national corporation. If you like a beer from a particular brewery, then it’s inevitable that you’re going to seek out and try the other beers that they make.

That school of thinking is why the monthly Eebria Brewery Club makes so much sense. It’s a nice take on the straightforward beer subscription service. Instead, highlight one brewery, and get them to send out a dozen of their ales for you to get to know. You get to know a different brewery every month (or less frequent subscriptions are available).

Blackjack Brewery

This month features Manchester’s Blackjack Brewery. Formed in 2012 when experienced brewer Rob Hamilton saw an opportunity to set up a 4.5BBL brewhouse, and took it!

Blackjack

For £30, you get the 12 bottles to your door. They come direct & fresh from the brewery, who choose exactly what goes into the box. So, what did Blackjack send through?

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Blackjack have a good variety of IPAs, as you’d expect. Packing a punch and big flavours, they were very satisfying! I particularly likes Mega Streak – a Double IPA with New Zealand hops. Delicious!

The Mega Streak IPA was launched exclusively via Eebria. If you subscribed, then you’d be amongst the first people in the world to try this amazing brew!

Blackjack

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that because a beer is pale, it’s light in flavour. Both Mosaic Light and Devil’s Bedpost have a heavy dose of hoppiness which I appreciated.

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I had the Red Rye Saison in a back garden in the sun. It was a perfect match. I’m beginning to love peppery tastes in my beer, and these were well balanced recipes.

Blackjack

So, I’ve gone from knowing nothing about Blackjack, to tasting a dozen of their beers, learning more about what tickles my tastebuds and even meeting a few new favourites.

Next month, it will be Windswept Brewing, and the following month, another brewery for you to discover. It’s a great idea. Beer drinkers are always on the lookout for their next favourite pint. This is a brilliant way to do just that.

130 Comments

  1. Sarah Corbett
    19 August 2017
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    Is has to be Oasis!

  2. mick proctor
    19 August 2017
    Reply

    Joy Division

  3. iain maciver
    19 August 2017
    Reply

    blackjack brewery

  4. Julie T
    19 August 2017
    Reply

    Blackjack Beer

  5. Bryan Murphy
    19 August 2017
    Reply

    Manchester United

  6. Michelle smith
    19 August 2017
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    Oasis

  7. pete c
    19 August 2017
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    Manchester Tart

  8. Mike Terry
    20 August 2017
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    Oasis

  9. Ruth Harwood
    20 August 2017
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    Oasis

  10. Joanne Beale
    20 August 2017
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    Oasis

  11. 20 August 2017
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    Oasis

  12. Laura Pritchard
    20 August 2017
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    Coronation Street!

  13. Sheena Batey
    20 August 2017
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    Coronation Street and Stone Roses.

  14. Carolynn Woodland
    20 August 2017
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    Manchester Arena Benefit Concert

  15. Kim M
    20 August 2017
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    Manchester Tart x

  16. Solange
    21 August 2017
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    Coronation Street.

  17. stuart hargreaves
    21 August 2017
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    manchester ship canal

  18. Lori Darling
    21 August 2017
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    Take That

  19. Amelia Kennedy
    21 August 2017
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    Take That for me x

  20. Rebecca Brown
    21 August 2017
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    One of my best friends comes from Manchester, so her!

  21. Bob Clark
    21 August 2017
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    biggest tram system in the uk

  22. debbie smith
    21 August 2017
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    my husband 🙂 xx also i have to say manchester have the best markets and craft shops x

  23. Fiona
    21 August 2017
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    Take That

  24. Lance Bellers
    21 August 2017
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    Colin Bell

  25. 21 August 2017
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    blackjack brewery and all it stands for

  26. Margaret gallagher
    21 August 2017
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    Coronation street

  27. Lisa Parker
    21 August 2017
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    Emmeline Pankhurst leader of the British suffragette movement

  28. ADEINNE TONNER
    21 August 2017
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    Honestly has to be Coronation street i love that show!

  29. Andrea Brunn
    21 August 2017
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    It hasn’t made it out if Manchester but Beermoth is my all time favourite Manchester beer shop. I spend a fortune in there everytime Im in the area.

  30. John Tingay
    21 August 2017
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    Van der Graaf Generator

  31. christine shelley
    21 August 2017
    Reply

    Coronation Street

  32. Ashleigh Allan
    21 August 2017
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    Oasis

  33. John O
    21 August 2017
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    Oasis

  34. ANDREW PETRIE
    22 August 2017
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    Manchester City FC.

  35. Corinne Wright
    22 August 2017
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    Take That! (Don’t judge me ????)

  36. Lynda Jones
    22 August 2017
    Reply
  37. Jo Carroll
    22 August 2017
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    Some amazing bands…too many to name.

  38. Amanda Tanner
    22 August 2017
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    Got to be take that

  39. Sarah Fielding
    23 August 2017
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    Definitely Oasis!

  40. Alison Johnson
    25 August 2017
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    Oasis. Used to love them.

  41. Mickie Bull
    25 August 2017
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    The Stone Roses

  42. Simon Tinsley
    26 August 2017
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    The train back to Stoke (sorry I prefer Birmingham!)

  43. rebecca h
    27 August 2017
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    My Dad !! He was born in Manchester. Him and my brother would probably say Man City FC!

  44. Mike Gerrie
    27 August 2017
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    Oasis of course

  45. Jodie A Green
    27 August 2017
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    Has to be Oasis!

  46. MM
    27 August 2017
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    New Order

  47. Dean T
    28 August 2017
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    Paul Scholes

  48. Julie Smith
    28 August 2017
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    The Smiths

  49. Pam Francis Gregory
    28 August 2017
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    Oasis

  50. Michelle Ferguson
    28 August 2017
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    Has to be Take That

  51. maria blythin
    28 August 2017
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    has to be oasis x

  52. justine meyer
    28 August 2017
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    It has to be meee!

  53. Amanda Baggott
    30 August 2017
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    Oasis

  54. aj
    30 August 2017
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    The old Take That

  55. Kristie Metcalfe
    30 August 2017
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    Oasis for sure!

  56. Debbie B
    30 August 2017
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    Without the father of modern computing Alan Turing’s pioneering work at Manchester University we might not be here posting comments so his work gets my vote

  57. john prendergast
    31 August 2017
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    The Bee Gees

  58. Stevie
    1 September 2017
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    Boddingtons, well originally.

  59. frances hopkins
    1 September 2017
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    Definitely oasis

  60. Jayne Townson
    2 September 2017
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    Mine is Coronation street because it’s a must watch for me. Thanks for this giveaway.

  61. Mel Turner
    3 September 2017
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    Oasis

  62. Mildred Watchman
    4 September 2017
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    BlackJack beer

  63. Rich Tyler
    4 September 2017
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    Oasis!

  64. Linda King
    4 September 2017
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    Oasis

  65. Richard R
    9 September 2017
    Reply

    Simply Red

  66. Ruth Harwood
    10 September 2017
    Reply

    Oasis!!

  67. jo liddement
    10 September 2017
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    The Stone Roses

  68. 10 September 2017
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    Oasis!

  69. Jeanette Leighton
    10 September 2017
    Reply

    Oasis

  70. LESLEY BRADLEY
    13 September 2017
    Reply

    New Order

  71. Jason Tolliss
    14 September 2017
    Reply

    Joy Division

  72. Judith Allen
    14 September 2017
    Reply

    Some friends from when I lived in Didsbury when I was 5.

  73. Kayleigh Robinson
    14 September 2017
    Reply

    The smiths!

  74. Kelly Hirst
    15 September 2017
    Reply

    The Brilliant Oasis

  75. Nikki Hayes
    16 September 2017
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    The Stone Roses :o)

  76. Deborah Hambleton
    16 September 2017
    Reply

    Take That! 🙂

  77. Sarah Pearce
    16 September 2017
    Reply

    the original take that!!! lol x

  78. Christine Caple
    16 September 2017
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    Coronation Street

  79. paula cheadle
    16 September 2017
    Reply

    my son say’s Man u

  80. Robert Price
    17 September 2017
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    Oasis

  81. purpleshoes
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    definitely Oasis for me

  82. Amanda Jayne Davis
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    Oasis for me

  83. A.E. ADKINS
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    Aeroplanes, from any terminal – preferably with me on board

  84. Leanne Perrett
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    take that 🙂

  85. DONNA L jones
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    Oasis

  86. Gill Mitchell
    17 September 2017
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    I’m going to go with Take That 😀

  87. 18 September 2017
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    Has to be the one and only Manchester United

  88. Michelle Carlin
    18 September 2017
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    Coronation Street – can’t wait for an extra episode a week from now on!

  89. Stacy Fenemore
    18 September 2017
    Reply

    Judge Rinder, well he films there

  90. Sheri darby
    18 September 2017
    Reply

    Coronation Street

  91. sharon catterall
    18 September 2017
    Reply

    joe bloggs

  92. Michelle Stokes
    19 September 2017
    Reply

    Take That

  93. carol boffey
    19 September 2017
    Reply

    The Smiths

  94. Catherine Barton
    19 September 2017
    Reply

    John Thaw….

  95. Hayley Todd
    19 September 2017
    Reply

    My favourite things to come out of Manchester are The Stone Roses, Affleck’s Palace, and The Hacienda

  96. Rebecca Mercer
    19 September 2017
    Reply

    Coronation street

  97. Diana
    19 September 2017
    Reply

    Coronation Street

  98. Sandra Jo Siddall
    19 September 2017
    Reply

    Coronation Street! and Me ????

  99. Allan Fullarton
    19 September 2017
    Reply

    Joy Division

  100. Simon Keeping
    19 September 2017
    Reply

    My favourite thing to come out of Manchester would be the band Gomez.

  101. Tricia cowell
    19 September 2017
    Reply

    Manchester United

  102. alice lightning
    19 September 2017
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    there are so many good things that has come out of Manchester over the years including bands programmes football even good beer plus chethams the oldest public library alsothe rolls Royce

  103. JULIE WARD
    19 September 2017
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    The Trafford Centre and the Airport

  104. Rachel Craig
    19 September 2017
    Reply

    Manchester tart.

  105. Gillian Hutchison
    19 September 2017
    Reply

    Corrie 🙂

  106. 20 September 2017
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    LS Lowry must be one of the most famous

  107. 20 September 2017
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    Take That!

  108. Geoff Hibbert
    20 September 2017
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    Boddingtons Bitter

  109. MARK HOPKINS
    20 September 2017
    Reply

    Coronation Street

  110. Lucy Chester
    20 September 2017
    Reply

    Oasis

  111. Amanda Norwood
    20 September 2017
    Reply

    My three nephews

  112. Dawn Underwood
    20 September 2017
    Reply

    My boyfriend!

  113. sandy ralph
    20 September 2017
    Reply

    Coronation Street

  114. joanne casey
    20 September 2017
    Reply

    So many great things from my home town! I’ll go with Coronation Street!

  115. Chris Fletcher
    20 September 2017
    Reply

    Joy Division!

  116. 20 September 2017
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    has to be meeting a long term friend for the first time

  117. Chris Hobbs
    20 September 2017
    Reply

    There ability not to ‘Look Back in Anger’ which is quite commendable xx

  118. Chris Hobbs
    20 September 2017
    Reply

    Their ability not to ‘Look Back in Anger’ which is quite commendable xx

  119. Jo Hutchings
    20 September 2017
    Reply

    If you’re counting Salford as well then I’d say The Smiths.

  120. Andrew Zazulak
    20 September 2017
    Reply
  121. Jacqui Graham
    20 September 2017
    Reply

    Coronation Street my duck

  122. Hayley F
    20 September 2017
    Reply

    Coronation street

  123. Miss Tracy Hanson
    20 September 2017
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    Oasis and of course my favourite football team lol. There’s 2 to choose from, so you can have a guess if you like 🙂

  124. LEE HARDY
    20 September 2017
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    Ian McKellen

  125. Sylvia Paul
    20 September 2017
    Reply

    Coronation Street

  126. Louise Clarke
    20 September 2017
    Reply

    The band Oasis love their music

  127. Josh Gough
    20 September 2017
    Reply

    Joy Division and New Order

  128. Deborah Clarke
    20 September 2017
    Reply

    Erm …me of course ha ha ha ! Does that count? Either me or chips and gravy …we can claim chips and gravy can’t we? Fab giveaway would love to be your lucky winner.

  129. George Wright
    20 September 2017
    Reply

    The music!

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