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Beer Available At Black Raven Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Black Raven Pour Les Oiseaux Viognier Barrel Saison With Brettanomyces 87, Black Raven Coco Jones 90, Black Raven Beak Tweaker 95, 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
dukefan (62) Dallas, Texas | September 14, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Taken here by a co-worker when I visited Seattle. Awesome Trickster IPA! Easily the best hoppy beer in the Seattle area. Friendly servers, nice use of warehouse space to make a bar, and did I mention how good the beer is. An unexpected discovery in our Pacific NW trip.
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.
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. Itís a pain getting over there from Seattle proper, but itís worth it -- Iíll be back.
Packard (31) Kirkland, Washington | February 27, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
Probably the best Eastside pub for serious beer lovers. Excellent ales. Iíve had their Trickster IPA, Tamerlane Porter, Second Sight strong Scotch ale, and their Belgian tripel. Had one guest beer last time - Diamond Knot HO-HO. Bartenders and guests at the bar are quite knowledgeable with lots of helpful WABL members. Location is a bit unexpected in an office park just off Willows Road, but itís akin to some of the great winery tasting rooms up on the hill above Woodinville. No food in house, but they have menus and delivery from next-door pizza place. Nice contemporary decor and comfortable environs. Place has been full every time Iíve been there, but always managed to find a seat quickly. BTW, you can usually get their beer at Redmondís British Pantry/ Three Lions Pub or Cafe Veloce if you want a different food theme.
after4ever (229) 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 itís 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, theyíve 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, thereís 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, thereís everything you need in place to enjoy a few neighborly pints.
Nena (20) Seattle, Washington | November 19, 2009| Updated June 16, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
This place is close enough to my work that I can fill a growler and get it in my car in less than 10 minutes. Looks like nothing on the outside and is located in a fairly bland industrial setting, but the inside has a nice ambiance and a good crowd of people. Theyíve done well with making the interior warm and comfortable, and I like being able to see the working brewery in the back. The space isnít huge and it can get pretty crowded during peak times. The staff are helpful and knowledgeable. The brews are very top notch. Iíve yet to be disappointed by them. Thereís no food served, but you can bring food or get pretty good pizza delivered from Flying Saucer Pizza.
theisti (465) 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.
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 oneís in the area.
bitbucket (63) Kirkland, Washington | June 3, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Black Raven just opened, so theyíre still working out some of the kinks. There isnít any food, but you can order from nearby Flying Saucer Pizza. This probably isnít the place to go for ambiance unless youíre into industrial park chic, but Beaux (the head brewer) is going out of his way to assemble a stable of beers to draw you in, and they have several guest taps.
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