Announcing the official beer of ECCC!

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Exclusive Dark Heron IPA Available in Seattle Leading Into Emerald City Comicon on April 7-10

ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events, and Fremont Brewing of Seattle, WA today announced the launch of the Dark Heron – an exclusive brew created as the Official Beer of Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) 2016. Featuring a female superhero lead, the beer was created to tap into the swell of comic fans descending on Seattle for ECCC, but will appeal to beer lovers of all types.

Dark Heron, both the name of the beer and the heroine created to represent the beer, is an expressive IPA with experimental, unreleased hops that blend with Mosaic and Chinook hops and lock arms with malted barley and a bit of oats to create the perfect flavor. In celebration of the Pacific Northwest’s largest and most heroic pop culture festival (as well as Seattle’s official bird and Fremont Brewing’s logo), comic book artist Justin “Moritat” Norman (The Spirit, Elephantmen and DC’s All Star Western) adapted Fremont Brewing’s heron logo and crafted the bold spirit of Dark Heron to embody the modern heroine. It will be available in on tap at the show and in bars and restaurants throughout Seattle as well as in 22 oz. bottles in regional grocery stores. The beer will be available for tasting at a debut party sponsored by Emerald City Comicon and Fremont Brewing on March 9 at the Fremont Brewing Urban Beer Garden – 1050 N 34th St in Seattle.

“Fremont Brewing is proud to partner with Emerald City Comicon for this year’s Official Beer. Like ECCC, Fremont is dedicated to a creative vision, committed to quality, and a little bit weird,” said Matt Lincecum, Founder/Owner, Fremont Brewing.

“Fremont Brewery’s creation and depiction of the Dark Heron embodies everything that characterizes ECCC, representing the uniqueness of the Show and the Fans that attend year in and year out,” commented Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP.

Are you interested in attending the launch party for the beer in Seattle on March 9th? Learn more and RVSP over here:

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