Poe Inspired Craft Beer

About RavenBeer

The Raven in the USA

Brewed by the Baltimore-Washington Beer Works (BWBW) . Baltimore Maryland, USA, The Raven Special Lager is named after Baltimore's literary genius, Edgar Allan Poe. Originally produced in the Black Forest region of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, the Baltimore-Washington Beer Works began brewing The Raven in the United States in June 1998. We have recently extended our beer portfolio to include 3 more E. A. Poe beers named after his legendary short horror stories.

  • 2012 The Haussner project was too immense and RavenBeer and oened the brewery November 2012 in the Charles Village Waverly area of Baltimore. The Raven Special Lager was the first Poe series beer brewed and picked up for distribution on 12/24/2012.
  • 2011 RavenBeer attempts to open the former Haussner's Restaurant on Eastern Ave in Highlandtown and convert it into a brewpub/brewery.
  • 2010
    The Raven Special Lager beer makes it to the Final Four of The Washington Post's annual "Beer Madness Bracket"
    Awarded "Best Lager 2010" by The Washington Post
    Baltimore-Washington Beer Works and The Raven Beer joins Facebook & Twitter
  • 2009
    The Washington Post names The Raven Beer a Semi-Finalist in the annual "Beer Madness Bracket"  
  • 2008
    The Washington Post names The Raven Beer a Finalist in the annual "Beer Madness Bracket"
    Named "Best Beer" by Beer Fest
  • 2006
    The Raven Beer traveled to Hong Kong for a special Edgar Allen Poe event
  • 2005
    With the help of David Reed, The Raven Beer changed its logo to emphasize Edgar Allen Poe by adding his gravestone and portrait to the packaging.
    The Raven Beer was picked up in Illinois
  • 2002
    The Raven Beer distribution expanded to Washington DC with House of Wine
  • 2000
    North East Distributors began to order The Raven and the beer became available in other states surrounding Maryland
  • 1998
    Baltimore-Washington Beer Works began brewing The Raven in Lansdowne, Maryland.
    Bond Distribution began to sell The Raven Beer
    In September of 1998, The Raven was requested to be served at the celebration surrounding the commissioning of the USS Raven, the U.S. Navy's latest ship in a series of mine sweepers.
  • 1997
    Baltimore-Washington Beer Works was established in the United States
  • 1997-2003 The Raven was the beer served at the U.S. embassy in Bonn, Germany at the July 4th celebration ever since 1997. In the previous years, Samuel Adams was the beer that held that honor.

The Raven in Europe

The Raven is delivered in 24 X 0.33 l bottles, 1 liter bottles and in 30 l kegs for Europe. For the European market the beer is brewed under license by Anker-Brauerei, Nagold, Germany. For purchasing The Raven in Europe , contact Mr. Wolfgang Stark of Haus der 131 Biere.

Anker places The Raven in 33 cl returnable bottles and 30 L kegs for the German and European markets. They also transport the beer up to Gröninger for one litre resealable bottles that come from Giga Kogen in Japan.