This Saturday, February 10th, Black Raven Brewing releases this year’s batch of La Mort Rouge, a Belgian-style dark ale aged in red wine barrels. The beer will be available at Black Raven Brewing on draft and in 375 ml bottles (four-bottle limit). Here are more details about the beer and release.
LA MORT ROUGE 2018
Belgian style dark ale aged in red wine barrels
Release date: Saturday, February 10th
We have aged our 2017 Belgian inspired dark ale, La Petite Mort, in red wine barrels for almost one year. The use of red wine barrels has added a level of tannins which linger with the soft undertones of previous resident of the barrels. The wine notes linger deep and rich against the forefront of malt and background of a subtle woodiness.
Honest beer styles grow from adherence to location. In the Northwest the gap between wine and beer is shrinking because locally we produce complex, unique and world class styles of both. This is partially due to growing conditions which yield complex grapes, and some of the worlds most prolific, varied and layered hops. This yields opportunities rich in experimentation.
Draft and 375ml bottles to go (4 bottle limit)