ReedPOP and Fremont Brewing of Seattle, Washington have announced that they are bringing back Dark Heron, an exclusive brew created as the official beer of Emerald City Comic Con 2018.
This year’s Dark Heron will feature new artwork created by local Seattle artist Jeffrey Veregge, who drew inspiration from his Native American roots and his training in the art of Salish formline design.
Matt Lincecum, founder and owner of Fremont Brewing, says:
This year’s Dark Heron is a loud, expressive IPA brewed with Strata, El Dorado, Comet, Citra, and Centennial hops. Golden-amber in color, Dark Heron IPA is bursting with citrus, tropical, floral, and stone fruit notes.
Lance Fensterman, Senior Vice President, ReedPOP adds:
We’re really excited to be partnering again with Fremont for the official beer of Emerald City Comic Con. Both Fremont and local Seattle artists collaborating on this year’s Dark Heron allows for the beer to embody everything that characterizes ECCC, the uniqueness of the show and the fans that attend year in and year out.
ECCC and Fremont will launch this year’s Dark Heron at the Fremont Brewing Urban Beer Garden on February 1st, followed by a “Brews & Board Games” event at Mox Boarding House on February 8th.
As in previous years, Fremont Brewing will make Dark Heron available on draft at regional bars and restaurants and in 22 ounce bottles at most major stores.
In addition to the Dark Heron collaboration, ECCC and Fremont Brewing have brought together several west coast breweries and cideries to create the League of Libations Presented by Fremont Brewing, which will be conveniently located in the Beer Garden on Level 1 of the Washington State Convention Center during the convention.
Participating breweries and cideries include Firestone Walker Brewing Company from California, Crux Fermentation Project from Oregon, and Seattle Cider Company, which will all be on tap in the Beer Garden during all four days of the show.
For the first time this year, ECCC will also be curating special events in the Beer Garden each day, including trivia and fan meetups for beer enthusiasts.