ReedPOP teamed up with Fremont Brewing to release a limited edition superhero-themed beer. The Dark Heron IPA is the official adult-beverage of Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) 2019. ReedPOP is the largest producer of pop culture conferences in North America. Fremont Brewing was founded in 2009 and is recognized not only their high-quality brews but sustainable brewing operations and community engagement.
Local artist Julia Reck designed the piece to represent “inclusivity and body positivity.” Reck wanted her character to reflect people that aren’t depicted in comic book stories often. “It was important to me to do design a character who other women with similar experiences could connect to,” Reck said in a press release.
“Like a bad-ass super-hero, Dark Heron IPA 2019 captures your attention with stealth and cunning, ensnaring you deeper into her lair with each expressive sip. Tropical and hazy, Dark Heron IPA 2019 features Citra, Strata and Amarillo hops, filling your pint with juicy citrus and melon flavors,” Matt Lincecum said in a press release, founder and owner of Fremont Brewing.
ECCC is also bringing back the League Of Libations. This is a collaboration of west coast micro-breweries has a single mission of bringing the best micro-brews to the conference. Hopworks is joining Seattle Cider Co. and Firestone Walker Brewing
Dark Heron IPA Gallery
The Dark Heron IPA will be released in 160z cans on Feb. 4 and the official launch party is on Feb. 7 at Fremont’s Urban Beer Garden.