Brewery Release: WA: Redmond: Coming Soon ... Black Raven Flock Party Pale Ale, April 9th

Press Release
image courtesy Black Raven Brewing
Redmond, WA- In May of 2009 we took flight with a simple mission: to brew beer that we wanted to drink and to not limit ourselves to style guidelines or conform to the folks who wanted to tell us how we "should" brew beer. Nearly seven years later, we are still pushing boundaries and categories with this refreshing and adventurous pale ale. The newest member of our Blackfeather Series is named in honor of our eponymous Flock Party celebration which occurs annually the first Saturday of May. Flock Party will be available in 22oz bottles and draft at select retailers across Washington state. Everyone is invited to the Party - all you have to do is take a sip!
About Flock Party Anniversary Pale Ale:
Pale Ale? Sure. Use some wheat, rye, and oats? Love that. Hop with Summit, Palisade and Super Galena but keep the bitterness low? Aroma-tastic. Add copious amounts of Mandarins, Oranges and Tangerines on the hot side of the brew? Here we go. Recirculate through Acacia wood and Dekapon mandarin peels over two days post-fermentation? Now it's a Black Raven beer, whatever it takes to cram this much sunshine into a beer. How does it taste? The wheat, rye and oats add a complex mouthfeel to balance strong citrus pith bitter notes. Huge mandarin and orange flavor cascade throughout and play with the hops from first sniff to finish. Sharp and clean. ABV: 6.5% IBU: 36

Flock Party Anniversary Pale Ale joins our Blackfeather Series which includes Kitty Kat Blues Pale Ale, Beaktweaker Citrus IPA, and Festivus Holiday Pale Ale. Stop by the Black Raven Brewing Taproom in Redmond, WA on Saturday, April 9th starting at Noon and be the first to hoist a pint of Flock Party Anniversary Pale. Pickup a 22oz bottle or a Growler to enjoy over the weekend. Available April through June at select retailers across Washington and Alaska.

Note: Beer release date is not to be confused with the event "Flock Party" which occurs this year on May 7th, 2016.

About Black Raven Brewing:
Black Raven is an award winning brewery founded by Beaux Bowman and Kathryn Gillespie in 2009 in Redmond, WA where it operates a 15-barrel brewery as well as a taproom. Head Brewer and Founder Beaux Bowman's goal is simple: build a brewery that not only crafted beer that he wants to drink, but also be a brewery that he wants to work in. Current distribution is limited to Washington state. Signature beers include Trickster IPA, Coco Jones Coconut Porter, Second Sight Scottish Ale, as well as seasonal favorites such as Kitty Kat Blues Pale Ale and Grandfather Raven Imperial Stout.

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