Cheers to a little death

Parlez vous Francais? Neither do I. Well, just enough to know that petite means small and mort means death.

Black Raven Brewing will release the bourbon barrel aged La Petite Mort this Thursday, following its  limited  debut at the Winter Beer Festival last weekend. It didn’t take long for the festival crowd to start buzzing about this outstanding offering from Redmond’s burgeoning brewery. Eventually this beer was awarded first place in the Winter Beer Festival People’s Choice polling.

La Petite Mort, indeed! It may be a little death but, ou la la, what a way to go!

The limited availability of this beer means that it will only be available at the Raven’s Nest – the Black Raven taproom in Redmond. They won’t even fill growlers of this rare treasure. If you have yet to visit the Raven’s Nest, this is an excellent excuse.

Here’s the official press release from Black Raven:

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NEW BEER RELEASE

Bourbon Barrel Aged La Petite Mort
Release date: Thursday 12/10

The Bourbon Barrel Aged La Petite Mort is the latest seasonal release from Black Raven Brewing. A rare bird indeed, only three kegs exist. This is our sold out summer seasonal “La Petite Mort – Belgian Strong Abbey Brown” that has been aged in a freshly emptied bourbon barrel for about 5 months.

This beer was previewed at the 2009 Washington Winter Beer Festival this last weekend and walked away with first place in the people’s choice awards.

ABV: 8.8%

Due to the rare and limited quantity, we will not be filling growlers or kegs to go of this beer. Available only at the Raven’s Nest Taproom at Black Raven Brewing Company.



3 comments

  1. Actually, it’s a little bit of a play on words from the brewery. “La petit mort,” and I’m not making this up, is slang in French for “orgasm.”

  2. I was aware of that, the connotative meaning, but decided to be a bit discrete. Maybe it’s the aftereffects of my puritanical upbringing.

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Cheers to a little death

Parlez vous Francais? Neither do I. Well, just enough to know that petite means small and mort means death.

Black Raven Brewing will release the bourbon barrel aged La Petite Mort this Thursday, following its  limited  debut at the Winter Beer Festival last weekend. It didn’t take long for the festival crowd to start buzzing about this outstanding offering from Redmond’s burgeoning brewery. Eventually this beer was awarded first place in the Winter Beer Festival People’s Choice polling.

La Petite Mort, indeed! It may be a little death but, ou la la, what a way to go!

The limited availability of this beer means that it will only be available at the Raven’s Nest – the Black Raven taproom in Redmond. They won’t even fill growlers of this rare treasure. If you have yet to visit the Raven’s Nest, this is an excellent excuse.

Here’s the official press release from Black Raven:

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sponsor
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NEW BEER RELEASE

Bourbon Barrel Aged La Petite Mort
Release date: Thursday 12/10

The Bourbon Barrel Aged La Petite Mort is the latest seasonal release from Black Raven Brewing. A rare bird indeed, only three kegs exist. This is our sold out summer seasonal “La Petite Mort – Belgian Strong Abbey Brown” that has been aged in a freshly emptied bourbon barrel for about 5 months.

This beer was previewed at the 2009 Washington Winter Beer Festival this last weekend and walked away with first place in the people’s choice awards.

ABV: 8.8%

Due to the rare and limited quantity, we will not be filling growlers or kegs to go of this beer. Available only at the Raven’s Nest Taproom at Black Raven Brewing Company.



  1. Actually, it’s a little bit of a play on words from the brewery. “La petit mort,” and I’m not making this up, is slang in French for “orgasm.”

  2. I was aware of that, the connotative meaning, but decided to be a bit discrete. Maybe it’s the aftereffects of my puritanical upbringing.