Abyss 2011 from Deschutes Brewery
Nov. 15, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House 210 NW 11th Ave., Portland (503) 296-4906

We promised details, and he they are!  You'll see me there for a four year vertical.  If you haven't had the willpower to store away bottles for the last three years, this will be your only chance to try all four years side by side. From the official press release:

2011 marks the sixth release of The Abyss, which is the heart and soul of Deschutes Brewery’s Reserve Series. Notes of smooth chocolate, silky caramel and a creamy coolness adorn a luxurious body designed for indulgent interruptions to the everyday. Double “kettle to the metal” mashes included brewer’s licorice and blackstrap molasses. Tempered with vanilla bean and cherry bark and aged in Bourbon, Pinot Noir and Oregon Oak barrels, the phrase “outrageously coddled” comes to mind.

For the 6th year in a row, Deschutes Brewery will be releasing The Abyss and throwing a party at its pubs to celebrate. Beginning at 11 a.m. bottles of The Abyss 2011 will be available for purchase (6 bottle limit per person) as well as an array of The Abyss wearable merchandise including:

  • Men's t-shirts
  • Women's burn-out hoody tees
  • Zip up Abyss hoody sweatshirts
  • Stylish fedora hat

AND a special menu that Executive Chef, Jeff Usinowitz, created just for this event using The Abyss 2011. Plus, after 5 p.m., temp your taste buds with a vertical flight of The Abyss 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011!

More Information: http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/event/abyss-release-party-portland-pub