Black Raven Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) makes lots of excellent beers. Their popular Kitty Kat Blues was recently added to their year-round lineup and what is probably their most overall popular beer, Wisdom Seeker, just made it’s annual return as well. Now, Black Raven is preparing to bring back one of my absolute favorites. Arriving this Friday, March 24th is their popular and award-winning La Mort Bourbon.
Part of Black Raven’s Corbeaux Series and crafted by aging their equally popular La Petite Mort in Kentucky bourbon barrels, La Mort Bourbon is a complex beer that satisfies fans of Belgian Ales and bourbon-barrel aged beers alike. I’m a big fan of both, which helps explain why this is one of my favorite offerings from Black Raven.
Here is some more information about this release from Black Raven Brewing Company:
La Mort Bourbon
Release date: Friday, March 24th
2017 La Mort Bourbon is one of our finest, award winning aged ales. This beer is a member of our Corbeaux Series and historically has been very sought after. This is the annual release appearing in 500ml bottles.
- 2016 North American Beer Awards
- Gold Medal – Barrel Aged Strong Beer
- 2016 Washington Beer Awards
- Bronze Medal – Wood & Barrel Aged Strong Beer
La Mort Bourbon is born from a marriage between La Petite Mort and freshly emptied Kentucky bourbon barrels. In La Mort Bourbon, we use multiple specialty malts to create a rich, complex beer and then follow with maturation in American oak bourbon barrels. 11.3% ABV.
This fine ale has been aged for many months and is ready to drink. No further cellar time is required but it will age well. 500ml bottles are $14.99 + tax, with a limit of one case.
This will also be distributed locally in limited quantities.
The release date for La Mort Bourbon this year also just happens to be mine and my wife’s anniversary, so I guess I’ll just have to pick some up as an anniversary present to myself. Be sure to pick some up for yourself as well, starting at noon on March 24th. As noted above, a limited quantity will also make it’s way to distribution. So you should see some bottles of La Mort Bourbon at your local craft bottle shop sometime the following week.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.