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.
Black Raven Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) has had great success with their La Mort series of beers. It all started with La Petite Mort, a strong, Belgian Style Dark Ale that always draws a long line whenever Black Raven brings it (or its variants) to Belgian Fest or other local craft beer festivals.
After La Petite Mort came the award winning La Mort Bourbon and the award winning La Mort Rouge. These variants took an already amazing and complex beer and enhanced it even more by aging it in bourbon barrels or wine barrel respectively. The timing for the annual release of these variants can change, since Black Raven makes their decision on when to release these beers based on how they are maturing in the barrels. Fortunately for us, Black Raven has decided that the time has come for the release of 2016 La Mort Bourbon.