Fremont Brewing Brews The Official Beer of Emerald City Comicon for the Second Year

Posted by at 4:04 pm on January 18, 2017

Emerald City Comicon, which is produced by ReedPOP, and Fremont Brewing announced today they are bringing back the Dark Heron Beer. This will be the the Official Beer of Emerald City Comicon 2017. This is the second year of the partnership.

Dark Heron will be rebooted with a new flavor and new artwork provided by local Seattle cartoonist, Jen Vaughn (Nicki Minaj: The Empire, Plants Vs Zombies: Heroes) . The IPA was created to tap into the expressive spirit of the heroine and the comic fans who will swarm Seattle for the 15th anniversary of ECCC. That right ECCC started back in 2003.


Last Year’s Label

“After last year’s success working with Fremont Brewing on a unique blend of flavors to create a bold tasting beer, it only made sense that we spice it up even more adding new flavors to the Dark Heron IPA and new artwork.” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “This year’s brew will for sure satisfy the taste buds of our diverse and distinct Fans as well as beer connoisseurs of all types.”

“Fremont Brewing is excited to reunite with ReedPOP for 2017’s Emerald City Comicon and let fly Dark Heron IPA to defend her city against the Relentless Attack by Bland Corporate Beer on Independent Craft Beer,” said Matt Lincecum, CEO of Fremont Brewing.

Here Is the Official Pitch to Get You to Drink a Pitcher of the Beer

Dark Heron, the heroine exiled from her flock for refusing conformity and daring to express herself differently than the rest, has inspired an IPA which is doing the same. Dark Heron defends the taste buds of her city against the Bland Beer League with a secret weapon of an explosive, international combo of American Experimental Hop HBC 438®, German Super-Hop Huell Melon, and the Wonder Down Under Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand. Combining their fruity, tropical, and spicy aromas and flavor with the Legendary Northwest malts and a Zap! of Oats, Dark Heron transforms water into a bold, expressive IPA and saves you from another corporate-mandated Bland Beer.

The beer will first be available for tasting at a debut party sponsored by Emerald City Comicon and Fremont Brewing on February 2 from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Fremont Brewing Urban Beer Garden – 1050 N 34th St in Seattle. It will then be available in select stores and bars throughout Washington starting February 3.

Beer Specs:

  • Style: India Pale Ale
  • Down & Dirty: 2-Row Pale, Honey, and
  • C-15 malts with Oats and HBC 438®,
  • Huell Melon, and Nelson Sauvin hops
  • ABV: 6.6%
  • IBU: 50

Emerald City Comicon will take place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from March 2-5.


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