Monday, October 20, 2008

Bridgeport releases RAVEN MAD

Come Dressed as your Favorite Hitchcock Character, Sip Samples of the Dangerously Dark Brew and Celebrate the Release of the Next 22-Ounce Big Brew Packaged with an Awesome 3-D Label

BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon's oldest craft brewery, is unveiling its next limited-edition 22-ounce Big Brew, Raven Mad. At 7.3-percent ABV, this Imperial Porter is a deliciously dark porter brewed with naughty intentions. Aged in bourbon and pinot noir barrels, this brew conjures a unique blend of roasted malts, hints of vanilla and subtle oak flavors. Stronger and bolder than typical craft brewed Porters, Raven Mad is the perfect brew for those with an adventurous spirit who enjoy a porter that is as pitch black as the bird it’s named after. Moreover, the brewers have taken this ale to the next level and packaged it with a 3-dimensional label. Each 22-ounce bottle will be sold with a pair of 3-D spectacles that are to be worn while enjoying this latest brew produced by BridgePort Brewery’s mad scientists.

BridgePort will host a Raven Mad release party Thursday, October 23 from 5-8 p.m. at the BridgePort brewpub + bakery in the Pearl at 1313 NW Marshall St. Free and open to the public, attendees can be among the first to try free samples of the new brew while supplies last and purchase the limited-edition 22-ounce bottles of Raven Mad. Guests will receive a pair of 3-D glasses in order to check out the fantastic 3-D graphics on the label and for those looking to win some extra dollars, come dressed as Alfred Hitchcock. Cold hard cash will be awarded to the winner of the look-alike Contest.

About BridgePort’s Raven Mad Imperial Porter Ale
This 22-ounce Big Brew is masterfully blended with BridgePort’s Porter, transforming the classic ale into a villainous black, rich and complex libation. With the addition of hops, comes a bitterness that swoops in to round out the flavor. BridgePort’s Raven Mad Imperial Porter Ale will be on tap at BridgePort brewpub + bakery and at BridgePort Ale House. With 1,300 cases produced, this limited edition brew will also be sold at retail grocery stores throughout Oregon and Washington while supplies last.

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