Ack! Has it really been two weeks since my last post? That’s too long. I’m out of the country next week, so we’ll have another interruption soon, but I’m going to try to fill the space between now and then with regular updates.
Last week I attended the release party for the 2009 Deschutes Abyss Imperial Stout, at the Deschutes Portland Brewpub. A couple hundred people turned out for a 2PM event at a pub to buy beer at $12/bottle. Only in Portland, I tell you.
The Abyss, for those of you who haven’t encountered it before, is an Imperial stout. It’s brewed with molasses and licorice, and a third of the final blend is aged in oak casks. This is the fourth release. (more…)