Doing anything this Saturday? We didn’t think so. With the prospect of overcast to rain, this Saturday might be a good day for those in the Puget Sound to make the trip over to Redmond, for another beer release.
This time around the brewery is happy to announce the release of their next bottled beer, HochZeit Pilsner. For those who left their Langenscheidt Dictionary home, the name roughly means Wedding.
The Hochzeit Pilsner is Black Raven's summer seasonal lager. Brewed each year in limited quantity, this clean and crisp lager is the perfect summer treat. Brewed with traditional Czech grown and malted barley for an authentic European malt flavor. Domestic and European hops provide a balanced hop bitterness and flavor.
Fun Fact. We featured this beer on 7/20/2012 as a way of wishing Mgr. Karen (Hanneken)’s congratulations.
Look for this to be available at the brewery starting around 6 PM with the usual “no growler fills’ mandate.
So stop into the brewery and pick up a bottle or two of their latest bottled beer.
Saturday June 2nd, 2012 6:00 PM
Black Raven HochZeit Bottle Release
14679 NE 95th Street Redmond, Washington 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.