The Black Raven is a true neighborhood brewery with a small retail taproom.
We are the Eastside’s home to world-class, small-batch brewed ales & lagers. We also feature a continually changing hand-picked selection of other notable Washington State beers. And most importantly, home to local beer lovers who want to be a part of a community that enjoys great beer and great friends.
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Black Raven Beers
NABA 2009 Silver Medal - Strong Pale Ale category
Malts: ESB, Munich, Crystal
Hops: Chinook, Magnum, Simcoe, Amarillo, 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 and piney hop aroma with a full hop
flavor. With its balanced malt body and a 6.9% ABV, this beer has
truly earned its name.
NABA 2010 Silver Medal -
American Pale Ale category
Malts: ESB, Crystal
Hops: Summit, Centennial, Amarillo
A totem is an entity
that watches over and represents a clan or tribe. Totem pale
represents us well with its citrus hop flavor. The Totem Pale is
built on a firm foundation of ESB and crystal malts with generous
citrus hop additions. We believe that you will also want to make the
Black Raven your totem.
NABA 2011 Silver Medal -
NABA 2012 Silver Medal - Kristallweizen/Berliner Weisse
Malts: Pilsner, Wheat, Honey
Hops: Magnum, German Hersbrucker
Pacific Northwest Native American culture, the raven was originally
a white bird until he stole the sun from the gods and was turned
black. The Sun Thief is a filtered German style wheat beer (Kristallweizen)
that is rarely produced in the US. Light in color and alcohol, the
Sun Thief features subtle banana and clove components layered onto a
flavorful wheat and pilsner malt base.
World Beer Cup 2010 Gold medal - Brown Porter category
NABA 2010 Silver Medal - Brown Porter category
Malts: ESB, Crystal, Brown, Chocolate
Hops: Magnum, Palisades
Edgar Allan Poe's (author of "The
Raven") publishing career began humbly with an anonymous collection
of poems, Tamerlane and other Poems (1827). The Brown Porter is the
very first beer ever brewed at the Black Raven
Brewery (formerly known as "Batch 1 Brown"). Featuring both the subtle nut flavors and easy drinkability
of an English brown ale and hints of deeper coffee tones and the
Northwest hop character of a porter. Quickly becoming a true local
NABA 2012 Bronze medal -
Sweet Stout category
Malts: ESB, Crystal, Chocolate, Roast, Black
Hops: Glacier, Goldings
was a Celtic goddess of war that would sometimes take the form of a
raven in battle. Our Morrighan takes the form of deliciousness in a
glass instead. Brewed in the classic Irish stout style, this
black brew delivers a punch of flavor without weighing you down.
Starts with flavors of dark caramel, chocolate and light roast and then
ends with a roasted coffee-like finish. Dispensed on nitro for a
smooth and creamy pint.
NABA 2010 Bronze Medal -
Scotch Ale categoryNABA 2012 Bronze Medal -
Scotch Ale category
Malts: ESB, Crystal, Special B, Chocolate
Hops: Glacier, Mt Hood
Ravens in the Scottish Highlands were once thought to
possess the gift of second sight, the ability to see future events
before they occur. If you are a fan of rich, malty ales then our
raven foresees you loving this beer. This beer is built all around
the malted barley with hops playing a balancing role. This beer is
reddish-brown in color with a wonderful malt nose, delicious malt
flavors and a full bodied finish.
Rotating Specialty Beers
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.
Malt: ESB pale malt, Rye
Hops: Nugget, Citra, Sorachi Ace, Simcoe, Centennial
The BeakTweaker is built on a firm base of barley and rye malts
with a strong citrus character. A firm bitterness combines with
citrus hop flavors accented by the addition of lemon peel, orange
peel and black lemon.
Corbeaux Series - Seasonal Rotations
La Petite Mort
Belgian Style Strong Dark Ale
Malts: ESB, Pale, Pilsner, Rye, Dark Crystal, Honey, Munich
Hops: Magnum, Styrian Goldings
“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 each July 14, Bastille day. This Belgian
inspired strong dark ale was brewed with a Belgian
Ardennes yeast strain that imparts an aroma of cloves and a complex
spiciness. This is balanced by flavors of mild fruit and hints of
earthy tobacco notes.
Wine Barrel Aged Saison with
NABA 2011 Gold Medal -
Malts: ESB Pale, Rye, Wheat, Oats
Hops: Magnum, Styrian Golding
Pour Les Oiseaux is a blend of complex earthy, fruity
and light tannic flavors with a crisp and refreshing finish. Brewed
with barley, wheat, rye and oats for a golden color and lightly
spiced malt flavor. Earthy hay and wild yeast aromas mingle with
notes of Washington wine grapes. Pour Les Oiseaux is aged in French
oak white wine barrels with the addition of brettanomyces.
Malts: ESB Pale, Munich, Crystal
Hops: Chinook, Calypso, Citra
This Northern France
inspired strong pale hybrid has gone through a six month secondary
fermentation with the “wild” yeast strain brettanomyces lambicus,
then dry hopped in order to meld bright fresh hop aroma and accent
with aged wild yeast character. Pear and citrus hops play with
tropical fruit, smooth earth, and light hay flavors from the wild
Malts: ESB, Crystal, Chocolate, Carafa, Roast
Hops: Magnum, Mt Hood, CZ 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 and
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.
Alaskan Beer & Barleywine Festival - First place
2012 Great Alaskan Beer
& Barleywine Festival - First place
2013 Great Alaskan Beer & Barleywine Festival - Third place
Malts: ESB, Rye, Crystal
Hops: Nugget, Palisade, Mt Hood
This robust strong ale features pale malts and generous hop
additions. After primary fermentation, several American rye whiskey
barrels are filled and cellared to age. The remaining beer is then
cellared in a stainless steel tank. After many months of aging, the
barrels are then blended into the remaining batch aged in the
stainless steel tank.