Brewery Release: WA: Redmond: Coming Soon ... Black Raven 2014 Fresh Hop Saison. A collaboration between Black Raven & Snipes Mountain breweries.

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This Saturday, September 27th, the Black Raven Brewing Company releases their next collaboration beer - 2014 Fresh Hop Saison.

More on 2014 Fresh Hop Saison Wet hopped saison ale

The story behind the beer:
"Every year since 2009 when Black Raven Brewing opened, we have collaborated with Snipes Mountain Brewery on a fresh hop beer. This year it was our turn to be the host brewery and we bring you this annual treat with pride." 
The beer: 
"This was brewed as a fairly standard saison ale with a traditional saison yeast strain. That's where tradition ends and Yakima hops begin. We threw 394 pounds of wet, freshly picked Citra hop cones into this bad boy. Take that tradition!" 
- Beaux Bowman 

Technical data: 
Malts: Pilsner, wheat, rye and oats.
Hops: Citra (wet cones direct from field same day)  
Yeast: Saison 
ABV: 6.4%
IBU: 30-somethingish 
Process: 394 pounds of hop cone added into hop back (converted mash tun).

Customers can visit the brewery's taproom to enjoy pints or take a growler home.

Black Raven Brewing and its taproom are located at 14679 NE 95th Street (Redmond, WA 98052). For additional information, visit their website at

About Black Raven Brewing Co.

As beer lovers ourselves, our mission is simple; brew beer that we want to drink. We do not limit ourselves to style guidelines or how we "should" brew any beer. We brew it our way and hope enough folks like it because we cannot drink it all, even though we try sometimes. 
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