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Deschutes Abyss 2015 Release Parties Today

deschutes-abyss2015It’s finally that time of year again friends – Deschutes The Abyss is back for 2015 today! Debuting at both pub locations in Bend and Portland, this will be the first taste of the brewery’s legendary imperial stout for fans in Oregon.

Release party details:

Bend Public House:
>Fireside chats with brewer Jake Harper 5pm-7pm
>Veritcal Tasting Flights – 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015
>Paired Culinary Specials prepared by Chef Brian Kerr
>Complimentary Tasting Bar & Snacks
>22oz Reserve Series Wax-Dipped Bottles (6 bottle limit)
>New 2015 Swag

Portland Public House:
>*Specialty Brunch Menu highlighting The Abyss 2015 starting at 9AM!*
>Vertical Tasting Flights – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
>New swag for the 2015 vintage
>22oz bottle sales, with specialty gift boxes available (6 bottle limit)
>Reserve Series gift packages

Commercial description:

This imperial stout is accented with blackstrap molasses, vanilla beans, cherry bark, and brewer’s licorice straight from Italy. The heart and soul of our Reserve Series, The Abyss is partially aged for six months in barrels that once housed Bourbon, Oregon Oak, and Pinot Noir. It is as profound, infinite, and unfathomable as its name suggests. 12.6% ABV

Deschutes Brewery is located at 210 NW 11th Ave in Portland and 1044 NW Bond Street in Bend, OR.



Deschutes Mirror Mirror Barleywine Returns Mar. 6

Deschutes-Mirror-MirrorThe latest installment in the Deschutes Reserve Series is almost ready for launch, with Mirror Mirror set to hit distribution in limited quantities beginning on Thursday, March 6. It’s been 5 years since the last release of this barrel-aged barleywine in 2009, which drew negative feedback following infection issues also found prevalent in that year’s vintage of The Abyss.

Mirror Mirror is a barleywine comprised of 50% aged in wine barrels and 50% fresh ale, weighing in at 11% ABV.

Deschutes The Abyss Returns Nov. 14

Deschutes The Abyss 2013Cue the mouth watering – Deschutes The Abyss will return to the brewery pubs in Bend and Portland starting on Thursday, November 14 at 11am. Barrel-aged, blended and black as night, The Abyss is one of the brewery’s most popular and sought-after beers, coming in at 11% ABV.

Distribution will launch shortly after the pub release, with beers shipping from the brewery warehouse during the week of November 18. Expect to find The Abyss in limited quantities throughout their 23-state distribution footprint in 22oz waxed bottles.

Commercial description:

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!

Deschutes Beer Update: The Abyss, Chasin’ Freshies, Hop Trip

Deschutes The AbyssWonderfully beery news coming out of Oregon this week, as Deschutes Brewery announced a pair of fresh hop ales and the return of one of the industry’s most popular imperial stouts, The Abyss. Let’s get right down to it.

Hop Trip – Coming in at 5.4% ABV, this fresh hop pale ale utilizes Crystal hops from Salem, OR. The hops are harvested and tossed into the brew kettles in just 4 hours to give the beer a bold, citrusy flavor. Available in 6-packs and draft in October.

Chasin’ Freshies – This IPA will be making its sophomore appearance in 22oz bottles featuring freshly picked Amarillo. The hop varietal will change each year, so catch this one while you can. 7.2% ABV, draft and bottles available in October.

The Abyss – Oregon’s mighty imperial stout returns for the 8th time, featuring bold, rich flavors thanks to dark malts, brewers’ licorice, black strap molasses, vanilla beans and cherry bark. The Abyss was aged in a combination of bourbon, Oregon oak and pinot barrels, weighing in at a mighty 11% ABV. Limited draft and 22oz bottles will be available “in late November.”

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