La Petite Mort 2011

La Petite Mort 2011

Bastille Day marks the release of one of our favorite beers, the Black Raven Brewery La Petite Mort. This nutty brown ale is as pretty as the globetrotter it is served in. It is a big, boozy, yet balanced brew. The guy next to me thinks it is too big and chewy in the...
Summer starts with two beer releases

Summer starts with two beer releases

The solstice not only heralds summer but it also brings us some of our favorite Washington beers: Old Sol and Wisdom Seeker. Every year, Big Time Brewery release their eagerly anticipated Old Sol wheat wine on the summer solstice.  Old Sol is crafted in the style of ...

Brewers’ Fest 2011 Beer Review – Day one

Last night was a great time to be drinking beer in the park, especially when we are talking the opening night for the Washington Brewers Festival at St Edwards Park. The sun was shining, the beer was cold, except for the cask conditioned brews :-P, and the crowds were...

Belgianfest 2011- Sold Out Success

W ashington Beer Commission’s 2nd annual Belgianfest was a showcase for Washington brewers’ skill and creativity in crafting Belgian style brews. Although last year’s inaugural Belgianfest was relatively small, this year’s boasted a bigger...

Black Raven Brewery Hochzeitsbier Pilsner

Black Raven Brewing Company‘s very first pilsener was crafted last month in honor of  Bar Manager Karen’s upcoming wedding.  The Hochzeitsbier Pilsner AKA: Karen’s Wedding Beer is not only the first pilsener brewed at Black Raven Brewery but it is...

Black Raven Brewery Scotchster

Every Wednesday, Black Raven Brewery taps a special cask at 4pm. These casks are often extremely popular and you are well advised to get there early to make sure to get some before the cask runs dry. On August 4th, the featured cask was the “Scotchster”...

Black BANNED Brewery?

Geoff at Seattle Beer News broke the new first about Black Raven Brewery losing their trademark case on 6/21/10. Black Raven Brewing has been trying for two years to trademark their brewery name but their attempts to do so have been blocked by Ravenwood winery which...