The Danes are coming! We recently set up a long-term collaboration with the Danish academy, Erhvervsakademi Aarhus, to allow their students to have real-world experience in marketing a product overseas. The long-and-short of it is Black Star Co-op will be brewing a signature beer in Denmark and a Danish brewery will be brewing a beer [...]
In case you haven’t heard yet, we have big news coming out of the Great American Beer Festival 2013. Elba, our Member-Owner designed American wheat ale spiced with lemongrass, grains of paradise, and bitter orange peel brought home a bronze in the “Herb and Spice” category! This was the 3rd most competitive category and we [...]
[ October 27, 2013; 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. ] Our 2013 Spring Members’ Assembly Meeting is coming up on Sunday, October 27th from 12-2pm.
Check back here for the meeting agenda in October.
As a reminder, we need a quorum of 50 member-owners to begin the meeting so the first 50 member-owners get a pint of house beer. Additionally, the day of our meeting is also a [...]
[ May 5, 2013; 6:30 PM; ] What an amazing place Austin is, but there’s nothing more amazing than its many inspiring and exciting cooperatives! For the last two years, College Houses Cooperatives has sponsored the production of a documentary on how our cooperative community became such a strong model for cooperatives everywhere. This film, called “Many Hands: Building a Cooperative Future” [...]
A few weeks ago, Jeff and I had the pleasure of sitting down with Claudia Munoz of the newly established Houston branch of the non-profit organization Restaurant Opportunities Center United, or ROCUnited. As a democratic, community-owned workplace offering living wages and benefits, we were approached by the ROC to join this year, which happens to [...]
WHAT DO YOU DO AT BLACK STAR?
I am one of the privileged and talented chefs exploring and enhancing my culinary skills at Black Star.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
I was born and raised right here in Austin, Texas.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE STYLE OF BEER?
If I have to choose a particular style, I’d have to go with pilsner; [...]
Co-ops exist to meet the needs of their member-owners, and subscribe to an internationally recognized set of principles and values. Our Ends Policies express our community’s values and act as the guide for our daily operation’s ability to meet the needs of our member-owners. We pass this on to our patrons in many forms of [...]
Spread the love of beer and the co-op movement! We invite you to rally your friends to join us as member-owners. Just for fun, we’ll give you a little incentive for the new members you recruit during the months of August and September. You just need to be sure your name is listed under [...]
In the 2011 Fall Members’ Assembly Meeting, you selected Safe Place as one of the community organizations we will collectively support. Safe Place is dedicated to ending sexual and domestic violence by providing a safe location that fosters healing, prevention, and change. Safe Place relies on community donations help provide for a family’s basic needs. They [...]
I’m very happy to be able to introduce you to the newest brewpub co-op on the block: the Flying Bike Co-op from Seattle, Washington! Since April of this year, they have already established over 400 members (including fellow director Jake Carter and myself), and they’re creating quite a buzz in the Seattle beer scene. Please [...]