Abrupt but to the point Black Raven Brewery has released their Spring 2013 edition (or just 1st batch of 2013 edition) of Grandfather Imperial Stout. Swing into the brewery tomorrow afternoon for your a 12 ounce bottle (for takeaway) or sit down and enjoy a 12 ounce draft.
So what is Black Raven Old Grandfather Imperial Stout?
In the creator role, and in the Raven's role as the totem and ancestor, the Raven is often addressed as Grandfather Raven. With this stately sense of pomp and tradition we would be bringing you our Imperial Stout, Grandfather Raven.
Tuesday February 26th, 2013 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Grandfather Raven Imperial Stout released
14679 Northeast 95th Street Redmond, WA 98052
Just in case you didn’t see the fine print the first time, Black Raven Grandfather Raven Imperial Stout is available in 12oz bottles or on draft at the taproom.
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.