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Beer Available At Black Raven Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Black Raven Pour Les Oiseaux Viognier Barrel Saison With Brettanomyces 89, Black Raven Coco Jones 90, Black Raven Beak Tweaker 96, Black Raven Morrighan Stout 78, Black Raven Second Sight Strong Scotch Ale 68, Black Raven Tamerlane Brown Porter 85, Black Raven Totem Northwest Pale 78, Black Raven Hefeweizen 62, Black Raven Nothing But Flowers , Black Raven Sunthief 66, Black Raven Wisdom Seeker Double IPA 99, Black Raven Hochzeitsbier Pilsner 90, Black Raven La Petite Mort 82, Black Raven Kitty Cat Blues , Black Raven Feral Saison , Black Raven Splinters 64, Black Raven Grandfather Raven Imperial Stout 98, Black Raven Bourbon Barrel Possum Claus , Black Raven Old Birdbrain 94
Dogbrick (677) 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 (550) 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 (464) Leawood, Kansas | September 21, 2009| Updated June 28, 2012
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.
BrewDad (417) Olympia, | 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.
after4ever (227) 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.
Crit (135) 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 (124) 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 (85) 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.
CampesinoTino (71) Seattle, Washington | August 13, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
The business park location is a bit odd for a brewpub but it’s definitely worth a visit when in Redmond. The interior is very classy with lots of nooks and crannies to spend the afternoon sipping the brewery’s many quality beers. If only they’d open a taproom in Seattle...
OldMrCrow (71) Seattle, Washington | May 8, 2010| Updated July 23, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Hidden in the prefabricated distopia of office-park Redmond is a lovely little brew pub. The interior is tastefully done, so that the sprawling miles of industrial park disappear and the pub itself takes over. Friendly servers have plenty of time (and beer knowledge) to discuss the lineup, friendly locals plainly enjoy being part of a local craft beer resurgence (pretty much the polar opposite of the scenester hell that Brouwers has become).
Ten taps, solid lineup of beers. Pizza from the Flying Saucer is inexpensive, tasty, and arrives prompty (~30 minutes). Food trucks most nights. It’s a pain getting over there from Seattle proper, but it’s worth it -- I’ll be back.
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