Beer Release: WA: Get It Now … Airways Brewing Final Departure Imperial Stout

image courtesy Airways Brewing Quick question. What month is this? October? Correct. And what kind of beers does one enjoy this time of the year? Give up? Fall beers. Commonly known as harvest or Oktoberfest beers, this time of year brings the death to nature and the jump-starting of yard work.

Then again we aren't here to remind you that another harvest / oktoberfest-inspired beer is coming soon to a pint or bottle near you. Instead we are here to remind you that although this is Fall the folks at Airways Brewing wish to remind you about the end of days.

Announced a couple of days ago, Airways Brewing is proud to announce one of their first "official" bottle releases in Final Departure Imperial Stout.

“As our time on earth supposedly draws to an end, we’ve brewed up something special and truly unique for what may be the last beer you ever drink,” said Alex Dittmar, owner and head brewer at Airways Brewing Company. “Plus, we figured what better time to start bottling our beer – just in case.”

image courtesy Airways Brewing So what's the big deal about an Imperial Stout?

Much, if you find yourself attracted to the dark, black void; a high gravity beer like an Imperial Stout provides. And this beer has one heck of a market pitch in that this beer is best consumed the night before the End of the Mayan Calendar known as December 21st, 2012.

More about Final Departure Imperial Stout

Intended to be opened on December 20, the day before the predicted end of the world, Final Departure Imperial Stout boasts a 9.9 percent ABV and 75 IBUs. As Airways Brewing’s darkest beer yet, notes of coffee and chocolate give way to a toasty finish accompanied by a firm hop bitterness. For those who dare to take a chance, this limited edition stout was designed get better with age, giving hope to a world after “the end of days.”

image courtesy Airways Brewing Look for 22 ounce 'bombers' of Final Departure Imperial Stout to be featured at the following bottle shops.

  • 99 Bottles
  • Special Brews
  • Full Throttle Bottle
  • Beer Junction
  • Dog and Pony
  • Beer Authority
  • The Red House
  • Malt and Vine
  • Pint Defiance
  • Vashon Thriftway
  • and more

Don't forget that the brewery will be hosting a End of Days party on December 20th, at their Tap Room in Kent. Included in the release night will be the original version of Final Departure, as well as two special versions aged in Rum / Whiskey barrels. Pending start is 3PM to Midnight, but you never know what will happen, since it will be 12/21/2012 somewhere.

Thursday December 20th, 2012 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
End of Days 'Final Departure' Party Airways Brewing's Tap Room
6644 S 196th St. #T-100 Kent, WA 98032


About Airways Brewing Company

Founded in Spring 2010, Airways Brewing Company is a growing microbrewery located in Kent, Washington. Currently producing several year-round and seasonal offerings – including Sky Hag IPA®, Pre-Flight Pils™, Jet City ESB™, Starliner Stout™ and Midnight Departure CDA™ – Airways Brewing also features limited edition and cask beers throughout the year.  Pints, tasters and growler fills are available at the brewery’s Kent taproom, open Wednesday-Friday from 3-8 pm and Saturdays from 3-7 pm (6644 S 196th Street, #T100). Pints and delicious Northwest-style food can be found at the Airways Beer & Bistro in downtown Kent Monday-Thursday from noon-9 pm and Friday-Saturday from noon-10 pm (320 W Harrison). Delicious offerings from Airways Brewing can also be found in specialty bars, bottle shops and restaurants throughout the greater Seattle/Tacoma area. For more information about the brewery and Bistro, visit

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