Redmond, WA - For a few years Redmond was a one brewery town with Mac & Jack's Brewing (home of the African Amber). But on a warm and sunny afternoon, a brewery after two years in the making, arrived on the scene to prove that good beer can come from the eastside.
On May 1st as they did the previous year, you are welcome to visit the Black Raven Brewery located on 95th Street and the goats. Featuring two beer gardens, live music, rare cellared beers, the event is sure to be a must not miss. For those who crave some pie you won't be disappointed as there will be a pizza kiosk courtesy of nearby Flying Saucer Pizza.
The whole event gets started at noon and goes into the night before concluding at 10PM. Total cost to you, the price of a slice (or many), and a pint (or pitcher). As a courtesy, please remember this will be a 21 and over event.
Congratulations, Beaux, Kat, and Andy (and the whole gang) on your first year of brewing in the Puget Sound!
May 1st, 2010 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM PST
Black Raven Brewery’s 1st Anniversary Party
14679 Northeast 95th Street Redmond, WA 98052 (425) 881-3020
Ravens have long been held in high esteem by brewers, particularly in the British Isles. A famous London brewery once had a tame “mascot” raven named “Joey” that was thought to bring the brewery good luck. Many years ago while home brewing, our brewer/owner came across an old photo in an online stock photo database entitled “Brewer with tame raven”. That photo was the inspiration for continuing the mystical brewery–raven connection, hence the Black Raven Brewing Company. This photo is now used on the home page of the Black Raven Brewing Company website.
Ravens are common birds in the North Cascade mountain range of western Washington. Black Raven Brewing Company is located in the foothills of the North Cascade mountain range. It is important for us to be a local brewery that puts focus on sourcing Washington grown and produced ingredients. As such, we felt that our brewery name and image should be tied to our state. [more] –source, Black Raven Brewing Co.
About the photos’ author
Paul “Fruit Trees” Orchard, is an amateur craft beer enthusiast and amateur photographer. Throughout the many years in craft beer he is always carrying a camera (smartphone, digital, traditional) and is invites you to see that beer can also be exciting even if you can’t drink the photo.