Portland, OR - Previously I listed the rumored release Abyss party on the calendar (see left) and now I have received the official word.
26 October 2009 – Portland, Oregon – Deschutes Brewery today announced that it has scheduled a launch party in Portland for this year’s debut of The Abyss.The brewery’s deepest, darkest brew, this year’s party marks the fourth release of this dark and mysterious imperial stout – part of Deschutes Brewery’s Reserve Series.
WHERE: Deschutes Brewery & Public House, 210 NW 11th Avenue, Portland
WHEN: November 3, 2009 2 p.m.
WHAT: Launch Party for The Abyss
The Abyss will be available on tap, while wax-dipped bottles of The Abyss will be available for sale starting at 2 p.m. at the Portland pub. These early sales are limite d to six bottles per person, as amounts are limited. The first 48 bottle customers will get bottles signed by Deschutes Brewmaster Larry Sidor.
CONTACT:PortlandPub (503) 296-4906
For enthusiasts who don’t live in Bend or Portland? The Abyss will be available in early November all across the American West, including Hawaii. Limited availability in wax-dipped 22-ounce bottles and on draft at a few select establishments.”
About Deschutes Brewery
Deschutes Brewery is in the business of daring people to expect more from their beer. That's why we started off in 1988, on the banks of the Deschutes River here in Bend, Oregon, by selling Black Butte Porter at a time when others were sure a dark beer wouldnever catch on. Our brewers love to push the envelope, especially if it makes someone nervous.But for us, the highest praise is a raised glass and a toast of "Bravely Done!" Discover more at http://www.DeschutesBrewery.com or follow us on Twitter: @deschutesbeer.
I personally (and short of a train / plane ride) will miss out on this rare treat to not only have a sample of this years batch but to shake hands with Larry Sidor personally.