Fremont Brewing crafts a new Dark Heron IPA for this year’s Emerald City Comic Con


On Thursday, February 7th Fremont Brewing releases Dark Heron IPA, the official beer of Emerald City Comic Con. This is the fourth year the brewery has teamed up with ECCC. For the first time, this year’s iteration of Dark Heron IPA will be available in 16-ounce cans, which you’ll find at select retailers across Washington following the official release. Select accounts will also have the beer on draft.

Here is the official release notice with more information about Dark Heron, the partnership and the pending release.



2019 Dark Heron IPA Available on Draft and in 16oz Cans Starting This February

SEATTLE, WA – January 25, 2019 – Fremont Brewing and ReedPOP, producer Emerald City Comic Con, announce the return of ECCC’s official beer, Dark Heron IPA. It will be released at Fremont’s Urban Beer Garden on Thursday, February 7th from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM and available on draft and, for the first time ever, in 16-ounce cans at select retailers throughout Washington state.

The fourth iteration of Dark Heron features artwork created by local Seattle artist Julia Reck whose curvy superhero projects strength, inclusivity, and body positivity. “When I started the Dark Heron project, I knew immediately that I wanted to reimagine her in a way that we don’t typically see in the superhero genre. I wanted to show a joyful, powerful plus sized woman presented as heroic,” said Reck. “I rarely see myself reflected in the superhero stories I grew up loving, so it was important to me to do design a character who other women with similar experiences could connect to.”

“Like a bad-ass super-hero, Dark Heron IPA 2019 captures your attention with stealth and cunning, ensnaring you deeper into her lair with each expressive sip. Tropical and hazy, Dark Heron IPA 2019 features Citra, Strata and Amarillo hops, filling your pint with juicy citrus and melon flavors,” said Matt Lincecum, founder and owner of Fremont Brewing. “Everyone at Fremont Brewing gets excited about our partnership with ReedPOP and Emerald City Comic Con. This annual bash reinforces how cool it is to be creative and genuine while giving us an excuse to wear capes. Cheers to that!”

“We’re really excited to bring back our partnership with Fremont for the official beer of Emerald City Comic Con,” said Lance Fensterman, Global President, ReedPOP. “Everyone can be a superhero regardless of who you are, what you look like or where you come from.  We love that Julia has brought that message to the Dark Heron superhero this year.”

Dark Heron 2019 will be on tap at the bar during ECCC along with the other beers and ciders that together make up the League of Libations, a collaboration of West Coast breweries and cideries whose mission is to bring the best of independent craft brews to ECCC.