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Beer Available At Black Raven Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Black Raven Tavern Hall Ale , Black Raven Son of Birdserker SIPA 75, Black Raven BeakTweaker Citrus IPA 96, Black Raven La Petite Mort 82, Black Raven Cognac Barrel Aged Wheatwine Ale , Black Raven Kentucky Coco Jones , Black Raven Second Sight Strong Scotch Ale 72, Black Raven Hochzeit Pilsner 91, Black Raven Pour Les Oiseaux Viognier Barrel Saison 88, Black Raven Coco Jones Coconut Porter 91, Black Raven Morrighan Stout 79, Black Raven Tamerlane Brown Porter 84, Black Raven Totem Northwest Pale 78, Black Raven Hefeweizen 62, Black Raven Nothing But Flowers 80
Dogbrick (733) Columbus, Ohio | September 1, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
(Visited 04/2012): Black Raven is located on the north side of Redmond, east of Seattle off the 405 on 95th. The building has a private parking lot.
The interior has some high table seating at the entrance, and a small bar area in the back. Nice brown and beige color scheme with tasteful lighting. There is a chalkboard behind the bar that lists what beers are available.
As for the beer, Black Raven has 6 house beers and offers a sampler. On our visit this included a Stout, Porter, IPA, Kristallweizen, APA and 25th Anniversary Extra Sensory Peppercorn (ESP). All of the beers are decent.
Service at Black Raven is pretty good. The bartender was familiar with the beers and friendly.
Black Raven does not offer food but they regularly have a food truck in the parking lot, and you are able to order in from several local menus.
All in all this is a nice brewpub to visit on the outskirts of Seattle.
nate2g (651) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 13, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Sweet looking brewery taproom. Well thought out beers on offer, and apparent the brewers are switched on. Well brewed and nice to see barrel variants. Speaking of which, loved the windows to the barrel room...always a nice touch. Darkly lit in the late night, and I dug the basement feel. Really cool place in what seems to be an unlikely location.
theisti (536) Leawood, Kansas | September 21, 2009| Updated September 9, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Hit Black Raven up with bvc and kp on Thursday, Sept 10. Located in a very non-descript business park, I was quite surprised to see a) how nice it was inside and b) how crowded it was. The place was absolutely jammed, and the only table we could grab was in the actual production brewery, which was pretty cool. One of the brewers chatted with us while he was working, and eventually gave us an impromptu tour of the place. The bar staff was totally slammed, but still very friendly and helpful. In addition to the house brews, they had a couple of guest taps, which was nice. Overall, good crowd, good beer, friendly staff.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
BrewDad (443) Olympia, Washington | October 20, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Now being a beer geek I have had a few of there beers but not the whole list. So I pulled up to the bar got out my note book and ordered the sample tray. This place was awesome great service which was also very knowledgeable about the product. It was hard the tasters where so good which one do you get as a pint? Oh be ready when you arrive at any time this place is packed. The beers where so damn tasty I was so glad I made it here and found a spot to sit. No food here but hey do have a pizza place on the ready for delivery and a few snacks from peanuts to pretzels. Black Raven is a must for any beer geek. You will have a blast and there glassware is unique enough even if you have an extensive glass collection you will leave with one more.
mcberko (299) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 18, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Cool unsuspecting place in an industrial park with a pretty expansive interior that has two beers and a nice outdoor patio. They have offer flights (6 3 oz. beers), with 10 house beers on tap that range in quality. Rarities were more interesting than the standard lineup. Service is very friendly and helpful. and the prices are very reasonable. Definitely worth a stop in Redmond.
after4ever (232) Brier, Washington | February 9, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Like a lot of valleys on the east side of Puget Sound, Redmond Valley used to be some of the most fertile farmland in the world. Now it’s some of the most fertile real estate around for tilt-up office sprawl and warehouse parks. BRB occupies one of the warehouse parks. You zizag through generic streets and go past dozens of identical off-white walls and gray roll-up doors until you see the bird over the door. Inside, though, they’ve made a great effort to overcome the aesthetic limitations of the locale. Clean, well-lit, comfortable, spacious. You walk in and immediately see the bar; tables spread to your right and farther back. Definitely a working production facility, but definitely a hospitable patrons area as well. The locals have certainly embraced it--getting an after-work drink means you need a little luck finding a parking place and an open seat. The furniture is all nice, clearly purchased all at once and with some thought in mind--rough-hewn-looking laquered tables, cool stools. Service is friendly, lines are in great shape, they pour a couple guest taps, there’s a pizza place next door with free delivery, and, every Wednesday, they tap a cask. You sort of feel like the burbs are progressively enveloping you on the drive here, but, once you arrive, there’s everything you need in place to enjoy a few neighborly pints.
JPDurden24 (164) Chandler, Arizona | August 30, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Located in a business park. The placed was crowded on Friday evening during happy hour, but we were able to share a table with some cool people we just met. A nice beer selection and a friendly atmosphere.
Crit (137) Surrey, British Columbia | January 3, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
There was construction happening so obviously things weren’t as usual.
Staff was attentive and they do make a range of beers.
miketd (125) Cleveland, Ohio | May 26, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Located in an industrial park and nothing to look at from the outside but inside is tasteful decor and cool atmosphere. A little small. Service was ok but not great. Good beer and worth a trip.
19Ei8hty (86) Washington | July 16, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very swanky taphouse. Beautiful layout and design; more akin to a boutique winery aura than most craft breweries. Small lineup of available brews - but I imagine it is growing with time and the guest taps help round out the menu. Friendly staff. A little out-of-the way from the main drags of Redmond but worth the time if one’s in the area.
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