One of my favorite specialty releases of the year is approaching. Deschutes Brewery will release The Abyss at their pubs in Bend & Portland this Thursday, November 14, and distribution to other markets, including Seattle, will follow the week of November 18.
If you have not previously tried this big, bad, barrel-aged imperial stout, you are in for a treat. If you know all about the Abyss and just need to add another year to the massive vertical you are building in your cellar (speaking of, anyone have an ’06 to trade me? Seriously. Email me.), then you know to get this one while you can. Seattle typically gets a good amount of Abyss allocated to the market, but with Deschutes continuing to expand into other states, who knows what we’ll see as far as volume.
More info from Deschutes:
We wanted to give you all a heads up to let you know that The Abyss 2013 launch is set for November 14th at our pubs in Bend and Portland. From 11 am ’til close, enjoy samples, snifters and special food menu items made with this dark and delicious beer. Take home bottles and swag for yourself and your craft beer loving friends and enjoy vertical flights from previous years to compare to the 2013 version.
Don’t live in Bend or Portland? Be on the lookout for The Abyss at your local grocery stores, liquor stores, bottle shops, pubs and bars that carry Deschutes Brewery’s specialty beers all year round. A limited amount will be shipping out to all 23 states in our distribution footprint from our brewery warehouse the week of November 18th. Please ask for it at your favorite craft beer locations and watering holes and if you are having a hard time locating this beer, try using our beer finder tool.
Haven’t heard of The Abyss? This imperial stout is filled with dark malts, brewers’ licorice and black strap molasses and is then “dry hopped” with vanilla beans and cherry bark making it rich and complex. Top that off by aging this precious liquid in bourbon, Oregon oak and pinot noir barrels for a taste you will never forget. Age a bottle upright in your cellar (or dark, cool closet) for a year or two…or three, and enjoy with food, friends and family! And be sure to tune in to our website and social media channels on the 14th for a behind-the-scenes look into The Abyss.