On Wednesday 4/18, at 6pm, we’ll tap a selection of kegs from our good pals to the North, Redmond’s own Black Raven Brewing Company. As the official BRBC South Sound Outpost®, we are proud to tap a few gems for Tacoma.
ABV: 7.0%, IBU: 70
Malts: ESB, Munich, Crystal
Hops: Chinook, Magnum, Simcoe, Amarillo, and Cascade
In mythology, the raven can play tricks or otherwise disobey normal rules, hence the name Trickster. This well-balanced IPA has a nice, light fruit, citrus & piney hop aroma with a full hop flavor. With its balanced malt body & a 6.8% ABV, this beer has truly earned its name.
Totem Northwest Pale
ABV: 5.8%, IBU: 50
Malts: ESB, Crystal
Hops: Summit, Amarillo, Centennial
A totem is an entity that watches over and represents a clan or tribe. Totem pale represents us well with its bright citrus hop flavor. Featuring the new hop variety “Summit”, the first dwarf hop to be bred for production in the United States and currently the only hop being grown on low trellis in the Yakima Valley. With its ESB base malt and generous citrus hop additions, you too will want to make the Black Raven your totem.
Wisdom Seeker Double IPA (ONLY BREWED 4 TIMES PER YEAR)
ABV: 9.0%,IBU: 85
Malt: ESB pale malt
Hops: Nugget, Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe, Amarillo, Summit, Citra
Folklore and mythology present the raven as an omniscient creature with special powers and abilities. The Wisdom Seeker Double IPA gets its special powers from an enormous amount of hops and malted barley. Brewed in the West coast Double IPA style, this bold brew features massive citrus and herbal hop additions and a full hop aroma. Seek your wisdom cautiously;this hop feast packs a punch.
Grandfather Raven Redmond Imperial Stout (ONLY BREWED ONCE PER YEAR)
ABV: 9.5%, IBU: 70
Malts: ESB, Pale, Crystal, Dark Crystal, Chocolate, Carafa II, Roast
Hops: Magnum, Mt Hood, Ch Saaz
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 & tradition we bring you our Imperial Stout. This robust black ale is full with rich dark caramel, unsweetened chocolate, and hints of coffee aromas and flavors. Stately indeed, but at 9.5% ABV, perhaps it is just a vain attempt to encourage the trickster spirit to act respectably.
Come enjoy these delicious creations, the gang from BRBC are always good for great times. See you at 6!