Redmond, WA - Straight from their Newsletter, Black Raven (14679 N.E. 95th Street in Redmond, WA) announces the release of their annual Belgian-style Strong Abbey Brown Ale. Named ‘Little Death’, this beer weighs in at 8%+ and is only available at the brewery in 12 ounce servings.
Please note this beer is ONLY available at the brewery and cannot be purchased as part of a growler fill.
Beer Geek Information
This is the 2011 version of our annual release from Black Raven each Bastille Day (July 14th).
This Belgian inspired strong abbey brown was brewed with a Belgian Ardennes yeast strain that imparts an aroma of cloves and a complex spiceyness. This is balanced by flavors of mild fruit and hints of earthy tobacco.
Wednesday July 13th, 2011 3:00 PM (425) 881-3020
Black Raven Brewing
14679 Northeast 95th Street Redmond, WA 98052
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.