In case you didn’t have a calendar handy, we wanted to take the time to remind you that last Saturday was Bastille Day.
Known to the French as the day when the commoners stormed the bastille to free the prisoners, this day holds special meaning to many. On a recreational note, this date occurs during the Tour de France and often inspires French-nationals to attempt a first place finish.
But this isn’t so much a history lesson as this is another in a series of beer release announcements from Black Raven Brewing.
Brewery Description of La Petite Mort
“La Petite Mort means "a little death" in French. What's a little death if it comes in this form? Well worth it we think. Released on July 14, 2012 Bastille day. This Belgian inspired strong abbey brown ale was brewed with a Belgian Ardennes yeast strain that imparts an aroma of clove and a complex spiciness. This is balanced by flavors of mild fruit and hints of earthy tobacco notes.”
Between now and until it’s gone, the brewery will be featuring this beer for draught-only consumption.
Black Raven Brewery & Taproom
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.