Redmond, WA - Just a quick mention that today is the day to head down to Redmond to pick up a rare treat. No it's not another keg of Coco Jones or Wisdom Seeker, but it is a first. Named "Hochzeitsbier Pilsner", its Black Raven's first Pilsner and their first lager.
The beer's creation was inspired by beertender Karen Hanneken's recent engagement and pending wedding. Historically, a ‘wedding beer’ is an excellent way to celebrate the unification of two people's families and lives, through drink.
If you are still reading this, then you are either waiting for Black Raven to open up or are obviously not interested in getting your growler / pint filled. For those curious we have posted the 'beer geek' specifications.
"Hochzeitsbier Pilsner" AKA: Karen's Wedding Beer
”This is Black Raven's first lager beer just in time for the summer. Brewed for our beer goddess Karen's upcoming wedding. Clean and crisp with a wonderful european hop profile.”
Doors open at the brewery and pub at 3:00 PM today, but if I know the brewery, they will have plenty to go around. While your there, if you see Karen, congratulate here on her upcoming wedding.
Black Raven Brewing
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.