The day was overcast, but mostly dry. I got a few sprinkles along the way, but other than that it was a great day. I planned a rather lengthy ride for Saturday (the Flying Wheels Summer Century) so I took it easy, slow, easy, flat, and most of all, easy. This was not a day to set any records.
About 6 miles from Woodinville is Black Raven Brewing, brewers of some of my favorite beers, and location of my favorite taproom. Located just off the Sammamish River Trail, this is a location just begging for a Brewvet.
|Over the river...|
|...and through the woods...|
|...to Black Raven Brewing...|
|...for a Tamerlane Brown Porter!|
The beer for this Brewvet was a tasty Tamerlane Brown Porter. Rather than try to characterize its flavor in words, I'll defer to Black Raven's own description:
Featuring both the subtle nut flavors and easy drinkability of an English brown ale and hints of deeper coffee tones and the Northwest hop character of a porter. Quickly becoming a true local favorite.It's certainly one of my favorites.
Brewvet #2 -- "Porteur Ride", 13.0 miles