For the last almost 100 years Falmouth has been lacking a brewery. Yes, there are some great breweries nearby, but Falmouth deserves its own. The good people at Black Rock Brewing have stepped up to the plate, or should that be pint?
Putting the actual drink to a side for a moment, I love the Black Rock brand and how it reflects their hometown. Black Rock is a cluster of rocks hidden beneath the surface at the entrance of the Fal estuary, half way between Pendennis Point and St Mawes. Their simple logo is symbolic of this:
Tight lines – good times is Black Rock’s slogan and is so good in fact, I think I’m going to adopt it for my life!
Lots of their brand design is available for you to browse on their tumblr page, here. (I also spied a rather tasty looking T4 in one of the photos, which makes me love them even more!)
Now enough about vans, fishing and Falmouth; on to the ale! Fortunately Black Rock’s Pale Ale lives up to all their brilliant branding – It is ale awesomeness.
It is brewed in small, hand crafted batches and you can really taste the quality. It has a crispy, fruity hop flavour, a gorgeous golden colour and a slight citrus nose. It goes down a treat, it’s the sort of beer you could sup at all evening while feathering with your friend for some mackerel at Pendennis Point, overlooking this fine beers namesake.
Below – a photograph of the actual Black Rock: