In honor of High Esteem stepping down from it's 6 year run atop the rational section of our beer list, we are introducing a new blonde ale aptly named, Self Esteem. This beer is a light, clean and dry ale brewed with floral/herbal Willamette hops that is meant to be sessionable. 4.7%ABV 20IBU
Ben is an accredited singer/songwriter that has made his mark on the scene and has gained respect within the music community. He will join us for a live performance Saturday, August 26th at Black Star Co-op. Come support some local music and your favorite local brewpub! Learn more about Ben Balmer here.
For this event we will be pouring a special release beer from Brazos Valley Brewery. Trouble in mind is a double IPA hopped with Denali hops. We will also have 7 Spanish Angels coffee Brown Ale. Arrive early to receive a free pint glass with purchase (as supplies last).
We are excited to have some folks from New Belgium Brewing be at the co-op for this event. This special Release is a new addition to the Fat Tire Family. Fat Tire Belgian White is made with Seville oranges and Indian coriander, both freshly ground less than a mile from our Fort Collins brewery. It’s a fresh, perfectly sweet, natural tasting Belgian White. We will also have on hand Fat tire & Passionfruit IPA. Come early and receive a free pint glass with beer purchase (while supplies last).
We brewed an IPA base beer with only bittering hops and then dry hopped 4 separate kegs with Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe and El Dorado, respectively. This event was designed, with the hop heads in mind, to allow you to get the true experience of one particular variety of hop and how it contributes flavor to the same base beer. While this is not a true SMASH beer(single malt and single hop), it serves a similar purpose, with the focus being on the dry hop addition. We will be releasing all 4 of these kegs on August 8th and will serve flights of all 4 as a side by side comparison. That same night we will be releasing our IPA with a completely new dry hopping schedule, including our first time use of Simcoe lupulin powder.
Midtown Light was brewed to be the perfect, everyday beer for the Midtown Commons residents. This beer is a Pilsner brewed with Blacklands Malt Silver Star Pilsner malt, Simcoe hops and fermented with Czech Pilsner yeast. Refreshingly dry and finishes with a crisp bitterness.
5.0%ABV 24 IBU
We will be releasing Midtown Light as soon as we open and will be offering $6 Crowler fills all day long!
We are releasing our seasonal Kolsch, Gemutlichkeitbier. It's name comes from the German word for the warmth and friendliness of a beergarden or pub, Gemutlichkeit. This beer is brewed with a touch of wheat and is fermented at cooler temperatures with Kolsch yeast to accentuate it's pleasant flavors and aromas. 5.1%ABV 22IBU
We will be spending this Saturday evening on the patio with our friend and talented artist Ted Cheavens of Cheavens Gallery. Accompanying his live painting will be the musical wizardry of Jodi & Tom. So come on out and support local artist, musicians, and your favorite brewpub!
A Traditional hefeweizen modeled after classic wheat beers of Bavaria. Very Refreshing with hints of banana and clove. Slightly cloudy with low hop bitterness and a dry finish.
Alcohol content - 5.4% by volume
Bitterness units - 37
SRM - 15
Hops - Apollo
Malts - Geman Pilsner, Wheat, Munich
Join us for another fancy, french, wine and cheese pairing at Black Star.
Charles Bove Vin de Pays Brut, Loire Valley (sparkling)
Moulin de Gassac Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc (white)
ernard Baudry Cabernet Franc, Chinon (red)
Marcel Petit aged Comte
Celis Brewery Continues its family legacy in new North Burnet location. Master brewer Pierre Celis was accredited for reviving the tradition of Belgian witbier (white beer). Celis Wit, Pale Bock and IPA will be on tap, and free pint glasses are available with purchase while supplies last!
Train Hop between 3 local breweries for the Summer 2017 Red Line Brewery Tour!
Breweries (North to South): Circle Brewing Company at Kramer Station,Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery at Crestview Station, and Zilker Brewing Company at Plaza Saltillo Station.
How it works:
Take the Capital Metro MetroRail Red Line to visit 3 local Austin breweries and get a NEW FREE pair of Sock Club socks - designed just for this tour! Each brewery is just minutes from Capital MetroRail stops.
Steps to earn a FREE pair of socks:
1) Get a Red Line Brewery Tour punch card, available at all 3 breweries
2) Buy at beer at each brewery to get that brewery's stamp on your punch card
3) Completion of punch card with all 3 brewery stamps results in a free pair of dope socks
***PLEASE NOTE: Supplies of free socks are limited and will be given out on a first-come, first served basis to the first 200 people who complete the tour***
BONUS - Show your Capital MetroRail ticket stub for $1 off beers at each brewery from 4:00pm-10pm.
Check the Rail Schedule Here, MetroRail service begins at 4:00pm going South from Kramer Station, 4:44pm going North from Plaza Saltillo Station.
We're celebrating our independence from the Brits the only way we know how, with lots of good old fashioned american made hot dogs and big ol' beers in cans. Crowler specials will be running all day, so if you're headed out to your own 4th of July BBQ, don't forget to grab a crowler or 3 or 6 before you go!
Free pint glass with purchase (while supplies last)
THE ASTRONAUT DOUBLE IPA | 9.5%
a clean fruit forward, citrusy, double india pale ale
LIL' 'NAUT THE IPA | 7.0%
a more down to earth version of the astronaut. with slightly more bitterness, but equally floral aroma on the nose
BLOOD ORANGE UBUNTU COFFEE STOUT | 6.2%
a wonderfully balanced, roasty stout with coffee by Ubuntu, and real blood orange zest
In honor of long time member-owner and good friend Dan Dewberry's 50th birthday, we decided to show some love and re-brew the original home brew competition winning beer, Old Sour Dewberry. We will be releasing this beer on June 24th in celebration of Dan's birthday. Old Sour Dewberry is an Old Ale that is sour-mashed and brewed with Lyle's Golden Syrup. This beer is full of malt character, vinous and plum notes as well as a refreshing acidic finish. 7.5% ABV 24 IBU
We teamed up with Alamo Drafthouse in a collaborative effort to brew a beer that paired well with the new movie(you guessed it) Bad Batch. What we ended up with was a beer brewed with ingredients sourced from the Austin area including peach smoked malt from Blacklands Malt in Leander and locally grown lemon verbena. Bad Batch is a light, smoky beer with a slight herbal character that is refreshing yet still complex. We will be releasing this beer the night of the movie premier, however, you can go by any of the 6 Alamo Drafthouses in town to try it out in the weeks leading up to the release! 4.5% ABV 16 IBU
Black Star is teaming up with Tears of Joy Hot Sauce Shop in an effort to pay tribute to one of our favorite YouTube shows, Hot Ones. Here is how it'll work:
- We will pre-sale 30 tickets that are good for 1 flight of 10 chicken wings tossed in increasingly spicy, local hot sauces(they will get VERY spicy)
- On the day of the event, everyone is encouraged to show up at least 30 mins early to get a seat and a wing placemat.
- At 7PM we will pass out the pre-tossed wings to each participant.
- We will then host an interview where all participants will follow along with us as we eat a wings as we ask questions. You WILL be sweating.
We were lucky enough to get local comedian and radio personality, Matt Bearden, to team up with us for this inaugural event, so this is sure to be a great time. Beers will be drank, laughs will be had and mouths will burn. Although there are only 30 tickets available, feel free to come grab a beer and watch a large group of adults cry. Get your spot before they run out!
We will have some limited release beers from Founders Brewing Co. and a tasting. Pint glass with purchase of beer as supplies last.
- P.C Pils(Pilsner)- New release seasonal- only available til August
- Sumatra Brown Ale- Brown ale brewed with Sumatra coffee- limited release
- Imperial Stout
We took our Pale Ale base, Pneuma, and overloaded it with late boil additions of Citra and Amarillo. Then we dry hopped it. Then, we dry hopped it again. Finally, we dry hopped it once more in the serving vessel, so the beer you taste coming out of the tap will be the first time it is not directly in contact with those citrusy, floral American hops we know and love. If your glass stays full long enough, you may be able to dig through the aroma and find a light bodied, 5.2% ABV 30 IBU Pale Ale holding it all up. There's a very limited amount of this beer, get it while you can.
New Belgium Brewing will be visiting from Colorado this Thursday. We will tap their newest beers Voodoo Ranger Passion fruit IPA, Brett IPA, and Lips of Faith Transatlantique Kriek. The brewery will be here to sample out and visit with customers. Free swag and glassware with purchase of beer!
Roze Sap (Dutch translation of "pink juice") is a tart saison re-fermented with pink guava puree. Brewed in collaboration with Dutch Bargain from the Netherlands, this beer is sure to be tropical and refreshing with a clean acidity rounding it out. 5.5%ABV 34IBU.