5/26 Today’s Beer On Tap!!

Black Raven Brewing Co

Black Raven Brewing Co. Japan pre-release!

If you go to any beer festival in the Seattle area, you can find a lot of fantastic beers. With over 225 breweries operating in the Evergreen State, there is no shortage of good beers. Look around the festival and find the longest line for participants waiting for beer – it is guaranteed to be for Black Raven.

Evergreen Imports and DevilCraft are proud to present the release of this extremely rare bird in Japan! After over two years of endlessly begging, Washington’s much beloved Black Raven has landed! Founded in 2009 by brewer Beaux Bowman, Black Raven has vaulted onto the scene, quickly becoming a local favorite in the shadow of Microsoft in Redmond WA, and gaining renown throughout the Pacific Northwest for ales of great distinction and character.

Black Raven’s Brewing Philosophy

“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”.

Fortunately for Tokyo, six varieties of freshly arrived Black Raven beers are available for a limited time. All six beers will be on-tap at both DevilCraft locations Saturday May 24th and May 25th!

This is a pre-release event. Due to brewery expansions, Black Raven will not regularly be available throughout the year, but we hope to have them back as regulars this fall. Get it while you can!

①Trickster IPA
In mythology, the raven can play tricks or otherwise disobey normal rules, hence the name Trickster. This well-balanced IPA has a light fruit, citrus and piney hop aroma with a full hop flavor. With delicately balanced malt and hops and a 6.9% ABV, this beer has truly earned its name.

Alcohol: 6.9% ABV Bitterness: 68 IBU 
Malts: 2-Row Barley, Munich, Crystal Hops: Chinook, Magnum, Simcoe, Amarillo, Cascade
Awards: NABA 2009 Silver Medal – Strong Pale Ale category

②Totem Pale Ale
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.

Alcohol: 5.9% ABV Bitterness: 50 IBU 
Malts: 2-Row Barley, Crystal Hops: Summit, Centennial, Amarillo
Awards: NABA 2010 Silver Medal – American Pale Ale category

③Second Sight Strong Scotch Ale
Ravens in the Scottish Highlands were once thought to possess the gift of second sight, the ability to see future events before they occur. Second Sight is built around malted barley with hops playing a balancing role. This beer is ruby in color with large malt aromatics, delicious malt flavors and a full bodied finish. 

Alcohol: 7% ABV Bitterness: 36 IBU Malts: 2-Row, Crystal, Special B, Chocolate
Hops: Magnum, Mt Hood
Awards: 2010 North American Beer Awards: Bronze medal – Scotch Ale
2012 North American Beer Awards: Bronze medal – Scotch Ale

④Tamerlane Brown Porter
This beer is the first style brewed at the Black Raven Brewery. Featuring both the subtle nut flavors and easy drinkability of an English brown and hints of deeper coffee tones and the hop character of a porter. 

Alcohol: 5.9% ABV Bitterness: 38 IBU 
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Crystal, Brown, Chocolate Hops: Magnum, Palisade
Awards: World Beer Cup 2010 Gold medal – Brown Porter category
NABA 2010 Silver Medal – Brown Porter category

⑤Sunthief Crystalweizen
The Sun Thief is a filtered German style wheat beer that is rarely produced in the US. Light in color and alcohol, the Sun Thief features subtle banana and clove components layered onto a wheat and pilsner malt base. 

Alcohol: 4.8% ABV Bitterness: 14 IBU 
Malts: Pilsner, Wheat Hops: Magnum, German Hersbrucker
Awards: NABA 2011 Silver Medal – Kristallweizen/Berliner Weisse
NABA 2012 Silver Medal – Kristallweizen/Berliner Weisse

⑥White Raven Wit
This clean, unfiltered and easy to drink wit uses a Belgian Ardennes yeast strain to build a subtle fruity foundation on which to layer a blend of traditional and non-traditional wit beer ingredients. The hops and citrus peel play well with the spice character from various peppercorns and grains of paradise. This wit features a crisp mouth feel and lingering mellow flavors. The White Raven aims to bring in the spring, even if it is just in a glass.

Alcohol: 5.3% ABV Bitterness: 25 IBU 
Malts: Pilsner, Wheat
Hops: Calypso, Palisade, German Hersbrucker

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