Beer Release: WA: Get It Now (Again + Limited)... Airways Final Departure Imperial Stout 2013

image courtesy Airways BrewingEveryone has, at one point or another in their lives, uttered those famous words - "It's not the end of the world".

But in 2012, many people believed that everything was ending. Boom! Bang! Pffft! Yep, 2012 was the year that Earth would collide with the Sun, cats would marry their owners, and all reality would cease to exist.

Nope, sorry, it's 2013 and that means that I am free to keep writing stories like this, replete with poor punctuation and bad grammar.

“Last year we brewed Final Departure for the supposed end of the world, according to the Mayan calendar,” said Alex Dittmar, founder and head brewer at Airways Brewing Company. “As far as we can tell, the world didn’t end, so we get at least one more version of this tasty stout to enjoy.”

So what better beer to celebrate the faux-apocalypse than with a bottle of Final Departure Imperial Stout from Airways Brewing.

Brewery Description of 2013's Final Departure Imperial Stout

The 2013 version of Final Departure Imperial Stout boasts a 9.3 percent ABV and 70 IBUs. As Airways Brewing’s darkest and richest beer, notes of coffee and chocolate give way to a toasty finish accompanied by a firm hop bitterness. This limited edition stout is designed get better with age, so it can be consumed at the end of this year, or next – or anytime in between.


Look for bottles "... throughout Western Washington at select specialty bottle shops – including Chuck’s Hop Shop, 99 Bottles, Special Brews, Full Throttle Bottles, Beer Junction, Malt and Vine, Pint Defiance, Total Wine, Vashon Thriftway and more. Bottles will also be available for $8 at both Airways Brewing Co. locations"


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®, Chocolate Stout, Pre-Flight Pilsner™ and PSA® Pale Summer Ale – 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 Tuesday-Wednesday from 3-8 pm, Thursday-Friday from 3-9pm, and Saturdays from 3-7 pm (6644 S 196th Street, #T-100). Pints and delicious Northwest-style food can be found at the Airways Beer & Bistro in downtown Kent, Monday-Thursday from 11 am-9 pm, Friday-Saturday from 11 am-10 pm, and Sunday from 11 am-7 pm (320 W Harrison). Offerings from Airways Brewing can also be found in specialty bars, bottle shops and restaurants throughout the Puget Sound area. For more information about the brewery or Bistro, visit

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