Black Raven Brewing Co.

BEER AVG
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
blackravenbrewing.com

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Added by papat444 on 04-09-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
58
Ratings:
1,873
Reviews:
402
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
28
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
5.78%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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Photo of cannabanaceae
4.79/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

I was in redmond, so I thought Id check this place out.

When I walked in, it had a mini brouwers type feel to the place.

I tasted a couple samples. The selection of beers was good. local I was talking to said thats why he comes there. I did think the trickster ipa was quit good.

I thought the prices were average. I saw some barrel aging going on.. This place has potential, hope they put out some nice american barrel aged beer in the future.

Prost.

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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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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Arrived to find a full parking lot. After finally finding a parking spot, I weaved through the masses of people to the bar to get a flight. I was very impressed... every style was spot on, the mouthfeel was great, and the nose pleasant. Place was in an industrial type area which I guess is standard for many brewpubs. Still it loses points there because it doesn't have that atmospheric charm... maybe if they create an historic feeling taphouse I'll then give them a perfect score. Until then they'll have to settle with me saying they make the best beer in Seattle that I've tried.

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Photo of NWer
4.66/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

One of the top quality breweries in the Northwest. Their Trickster - when you can get it - and their Wisdom Seeker - when you can get it - are as good as it gets.
Then there's Grandfather Raven - when you can get it - superb!
Food? Not germane - they're a working brewery with a tap room. People who expect food should go elsewhere. They're not paying attention. There are complementary peanuts and pretzels though and you can order a pizza from a nearby place that delivers.
Great beer and friendly, knowledgeable people. Doesn't get any better than that.

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

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4.6/5  rDev +10.8%

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

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4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Black raven is a very nice place to stop in for a beer. They have several very delicious beers that are almost always on tap. I love the trickster IPA! They have a cask offering sometimes too. The atmosphere is great with a few sports TV's and the ever expanding seating area (they bought out the place next door for more room)

The girls that work there are friendly and efficient at serving beer and helpful if you're having trouble deciding what to have.

They have a limited release line that is awesome! from coco jones to wisdom seeker, black raven makes some really solid beer

Food selection is not an option here, but there are several places nearby that deliver and you can bring your own if you'd like

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of dionito
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

One of the very best places to have a beer on the Seattle East Side. Great service, awesome beer, great atmosphere. Only their beer is served, plus one guest tap some times, but it's very good and at least 6-7 different ones at once. Many rotating taps too.

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4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of hopburster
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A - Th atmosphere is nice, still a little on the small size even with the recent expansion. Usually feels crowded and often hard to find a place to sit. Guess that just speaks to the quality of their beers.

Q - I love the beers these guys make!! In my book, they are neck and neck with Walking Man and Boundary Bay for the best brewery in the state...really, they are that good! I think their Trickster IPA is the best in Washington and would compare favorably to any I've had from across the country. The Wisdom Seeker is out of the world when it comes on and the Old Birdbrain is an excellent barleywine. While those three top the list, the others beers I've had there have been solid as well. Looking forward to trying their Imperial stout and some of the lbottles being released in the near future.

S - I've always had great service here...no diva bar maids who don't have time to serve you a beer. And they've always been at least somewhat knowledgeable about the beer they are serving. I've talked to the brewmaster (Beau) a couple of times and he is always friendly and willing to talk shop; he even gave me tour of the brewery once. Good people all around!

S - I believe they have 9-10 taps. 5-6 of their own and 3-4 gust taps. Seemed to have a good selection across a range of styles.

F - Pretzels, nuts, order in or bring your own. But I don't really care--I go to drink, food can be had elsewhere.

V - Seemed OK. Pint and growler prices seemed about average for what you can expect to pay these days.

Overall--At the top of my list for WA. breweries...I'd be a happy mane if the other breweries around here made beers that were half as good!

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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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Black Raven Brewing Co. in Redmond, WA
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,873 ratings.
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