La Petite Mort Returns Today From Black Raven Brewing


Black Raven Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) puts out some pretty amazing beers: Nothing But Flowers Session IPA, Old Birdbrain Barleywine, Second Sight Strong Scotch Ale (and it’s barrel-aged cousin: Splinters), Wisdom Seeker Double IPA (one of my favorite double IPAs); the list goes on and on.  Some Black Raven beers only come around once or twice a year, making them coveted treasures that can be difficult to find.  One such beer is returning – today.  That beer is La Petite Mort; a Belgian inspired strong abbey dark ale.

Here is the full press release from Black Raven Brewing Company:


2014 La Petite Mort
Release date: Tuesday, August 19th

“La Petite Mort” means “a little death” in French. What’s a little death if it comes in this form? This Belgian inspired strong abbey dark ale is brewed with a Belgian Ardennes yeast strain, and a generous five month cellar aging mellows and matures this fine ale. This additional time brings out flavors of dark fruit such as plums and raisins, deep caramel notes, and wonderful earthy tobacco tones.
Limited annual release.

On tap at the brewery taproom.
Sorry, no bottles or growlers.


If you’ve had La Petite Mort before (perhaps at Seattle’s annual Belgianfest), then you know what to expect.  If you’ve never had it before, I urge you to make your way out to Redmond this evening and have some while you can.  Like so many others, I wish I could take some home with me but, as noted above, it’s only available on tap at the Black Raven brewery and, believe me, it won’t last long.

Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.

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