I just bought Black Raven Trickster IPA at a car wash. I’ll let that sink in a bit. I remember when I would have to get a ride around the lake or wait for a beer fest to taste Black Raven beer.

I remember talking to Beaux and Nigel in the early days about the mere possibility of Black Raven beer in bottles and being met with shrugs and head shakes no. Then, it happened! Black Raven bottled! Raise your hand if you stood in line for the chance to buy two bottles of Trickster before they sold out. Over time, different beers were bottled and the volume increased to the point that Black Raven went into distribution with Odom.

BlackRaven_carwashBut, I never, ever in my wildest dreams thought I would find Black Raven at a gas station. I was so shocked, I pulled over my car to take a picture. The manager came running out and said

“I saw you taking the picture. We have the Trickster in stock and we will have the second one in by the end of the week”

trickstersI haven’t bought beer at a gas station since I was 22-3 but she was so excited that she had Black Raven beer in her car wash, I had to go in a buy one. I can promise you it is by far the best beer I have ever had from a gas station!