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Halloween Day by Day: Ravens Brewing Lizard People


Out of the silky raven black night, dark creatures stir and amble towards the unwary drinker.  They stalk the banks of the river... before...


Before they adjust their hand painted ties, and ask you if you'd care to invest in their corporate take-over of Earth.  They are...

The lizard people...

I absolutely LOVE this label.  It's a nice, simple black background, with s plain (yet elegant) font that easy to read... and a picture of a lizard person... in a suit.


I love it.  An odd, even absurd concept done beautifully.

This dark sour is dark- almost as dark as a stout would be- but just light enough that you can almost see some auburn highlights to it.  A really fascinating twinning of colours that I quite liked.

The first sip was a nice hearty, "Hello!  I'm a lizard person!  Want to buy insurance from me?" for the taste buds.  After the first slap of a lizardy palm, this brew settles down into a refined discussion about the benefits of black currants being combined with a 7.5% beer- and whether or not aging it in wine barrels was done to add a subtle oak and wine taste, or for the pure theatrics of being classy as fuck.

Personally, I have to agree with our lizard beer overlords that black currants and beer was indeed a tasty and elegant flavour- and that the wine barrels was a nice theatrical touch, while adding a pleasant undertone.

Unfortunately, this engaging conversation ended all too soon, and I was left wanting more from these lovely lizard people.  They provided a lovely drink experience... and were- if I'm to be entirely honest... classy as all fuck.

They were very Good indeed.


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