Fueled by the need to explore, Black Project is pushing boundaries at every turn. James questions everything. He sees things in a way most adults have forgotten how to. Guided by the questions "why?" and "what if?" - it's this characteristic that has propelled Black Project into the elite of wild and sour beer breweries. As the name suggests, Black Project ferments its beers on spontaneous and wild caught microbes - always. Even their IPA is fermented on a foraged Saccharomyces strain from an apple tree in James' neighborhood. The beers are wonderfully beautiful and display terroir in a playful way. The complex and thought provoking beers coming out of the brewery are a beer geek's dream; yet, they are approachable enough for a novice to enjoy. Honestly, go find some now.
As craft beer continues to evolve, it will breweries like Black Project and people like James and his wife Sarah who will force evolution and encourage exploration. They'll lead by example, never take no for an answer, and always ask "why?" We hope you enjoy our chat.