Black Raven Brewing Co.

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3.83/5
Black Raven Brewing Co.Black Raven Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

14679 NE 95th St
Redmond, Washington, 98052
United States

(425) 881-3020 | map
www.blackravenbrewing.com

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Added by papat444 on 04-09-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
49
Reviews:
379
Ratings:
1,754
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
62
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
5.78%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by czechsaaz:
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3.86/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

New Brewery in the area that I read about and still haven't seen taps in any of my regular ale houses. Decided to take a growler and check it out.

It's a warehouse brewery in an industrial park area of Redmond. But the Taproom is a step up from what you typically find at that type of place. There's a small bar when you walk in with 8-10 seats and maybe 10 tables. All are iron and stressed wood, new but made to be old. It's new so everything is clean and attractive. The lone TV by the bar was playing ESPN Classic boxing (Bowe v. Hollyfield II, Fanman, Niiiice.)

They have six beers on tap which looks like the regular lineup. I got a smapler tray to decide what I wanted to take with me. Kristale, a crystal wheat german style with light clove, an unfiltered version of the same, Totem Pale with HUGE amounts of citrus hops, Trickster IPA, very good, Morrighan Stout, a dry kind of thin version, and A Brown Porter. They also had two guest beers, one from Big Al's and one from Chuckanut in a display of new brewer solidarity. All the beers were good and the IPA was VERY good. So basically your typical line-up for a start-up brewery.

I got a growler of the Brown Porter which is a pretty unique beer. (review coming soon).

There were two servers and when I arrived, no seats except in the back room by the brewery. That room has a very temporary feel. I moved to the main taproom pretty quickly. No kitchen yet but they encourage delivery/bring in. They plan to add a kitchen once the brewery is up to speed.

Overall, a pretty nice place. I'm not sure I would go out of my way to get here....yet. But it shows promise. I wish them the best of luck.

UPDATE Late August '09. Needed to be somewhere vaguely near here on a Friday afternoon. Went in and it was packed. Didn't want to take the lone table by myself so I had to wait. Sipped a pretty nice belgian strong that was malty with just a little belgian yeast character. They had a local pizza place selling pies in the back. I may have to become an evangelist for thier pale ale. Good session but also hoppy Standard Pale.

Gald to see they seem to be doing well. I've been pestering some of my locals to get the Pale or the IPA.

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of AdamSkylar
4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of brewskifan55
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

One of the highly recommended breweries in the Redmond area. The feeling is dark wood/rustic with touches of an old world pub. A good crowd for early afternoon Thursday. The beers at Black Raven are above par with a decent selection for a flight. The Coco Jones is dangerously drinkable and the Grandfather Raven is sipping excellence. I wish we could've stayed here longer for a second flight. One of the best logo's I've seen lately.

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Photo of gandres
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Visited brewery 2016/04/05 Tuesday, 8-10(closing)
Vibe: very good ambiance, good fixtures in the brewery, good crowd
Quality: Very good beer
Service: very good service, attentive
Selection: 12 beer selection, 6 year round and 6 seasonal, special
Value: Excellent value
Overall: Excellent tap room, will definitely do it again.

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Photo of swhitney60
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Photo of flagmantho
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

I dropped in at Black Raven the other day for a couple beers for the first time. I've had plenty of their beer but never actually visited home base, as it were; overall, I was quite pleased.

It's a sharp taproom with plenty of seating but lots of intimate corners and crannies, which is great I think. Plenty of beers on tap, too; maybe 18 in all. I had the wonderful Coco Jones porter and the unexceptionable Totem Pale. Service was decent, although the place was very busy so it was hard to get a minute to chat with the bartenders. I think I'll definitely be revisiting this place.

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Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BCborn
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of VanityFire29
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Sails_Ambassador
4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of mabermud
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

A nice tap house out in a business district in Redmond. The vibe is cool. We stopped by late afternoon on a Friday. Everyone was getting off work, stopping by before heading home for the weekend. The quality of what they have to offer is top notch and well-made. The service was decent, not bad. The only complaint would be the selection, I was hoping for more DIPAs or imperials, but this time of the year is probably not the right time to expect them.

Overall - A recommended place to sit down and have good beer.

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Photo of Mehinaman
4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Love the Black Raven Brewing Company. The beers are excellent and the service is always awesome. Whoever is working behind the bar, usually two people at the same time, are always extremely friendly and very helpful with any beer related questions.

The taproom itself is in kind of an industrialized location, not uncommon to breweries, so the area isn't exactly aestically pleasing, but who cares, right? The taproom itself is very communal and comfortable and there are free pretzels on every table. They do not serve food, but in the summer months at least there are food trucks parked right outside.

So all together this is a great place to come and grab a beer or two

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Photo of Anaxagoris
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Docrock
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Nice little place. Had half a dozen regulars on tap and 4 specials. The Triple IPA was very nice and the BA RIS was very smooth. There was a wood fired pizza truck parked in the parking lot which was nice. Place is small with a few tables outside. Staff was very courteous and helpful. Seemed like most of the people there were Microsoft employees. If your are in Redmond area, definitely worth a stop.

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Photo of cducap
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Donkster46
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of TheBungyo
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SeattleBoB76
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of nicole309
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of mr-jj
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.13/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Black Raven Brewing Co. in Redmond, WA
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