Determined to find a way or make one, the idea of BLACK PLAGUE was born to create a community, relationships, and great beer. Founded in 2015, BLACK PLAGUE began as an abstract idea about bringing people together over delicious beer… but it quickly became more than that. Doors opened in June 2017 and within our first year, we won a bronze medal at the 2018 US Open Beer Championship for our 1347 IPA (an international competition with over 6,000+ beers).
BLACK PLAGUE Brewing represents the misfits, renegades, underdogs, rebels, rule-breakers, nonconformists, hustlers, D-I-Yers, and all those who strive to be better, stand out from the crowd, and follow their true passion. Our mission is to provide deliciously fresh hand-crafted beer, to empower others by encouraging positive social goodwill, promoting collaboration, and inspiring creative self-expression.
BLACK PLAGUE was born from the idea that beer makes friends, brings people together, and breaks down barriers that keep us segregated. History have proven that a small group of people can band together around a single purpose and create incredible change throughout the world. At BLACK PLAGUE, we believe that regardless of your creed, color, race, background, or walk of life, you can join us on our mission to spread good times with good beer…
During the dark ages, people were encouraged to drink ales and to avoid the polluted water in urban areas as it was unsafe to drink. Water was really poor quality and brewhouses were popping up as the healthy alternative to avoid the plague. Commonly held medical theory of the time believed that an excess or deficiency of any of four distinct bodily fluids in a person—known as humors — would directly influence their temperament and health; each individual person was said to have their own unique humoral composition…. Black Plague is brewing beers to balance your humors.