Airways Brewing Celebrates the End of 2013; Releases Limited Edition Final Departure Imperial Stout

KENT, Wash. (November 14, 2013) – Beginning Tuesday, November 19th, 2013, Western Washington-area craft beer lovers can begin stocking up on Airways Brewing Company’s® Final Departure Imperial Stout.  This is the second year the growing Kent-based brewery has brewed this beer.  Last year’s version of Final Departure won a Silver medal at the Washington Beer Awards in the Imperial American Stout category.

“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.”

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.

Final Departure will be available in 22-ounce 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 and at airwaysbrewing.com starting November 19th.

 

Additional information, photos, and tasting notes are available upon request. Those interested are encouraged to contact Dione Dittmar at media@airwaysbrewing.com.

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, Seat Kicker® IPA, Loud Lady® IPA, Pre Flight Pilsner®, Maylani’s™ Coconut Stout, and PSA® Summer Ale–Airways Brewing also features limited edition beers throughout the year. Pints, tasters, bottles, cans, and growler fills are available at the brewery’s Kent Tap Room, open Tuesday–Thursday from 3-9 pm, Friday from 2-10 pm, and Saturday from 2-8 pm (8611 S 212th St.). Pints, packaged products, and delicious Northwest-style food can be found at the Bistro in downtown Kent, Sunday–Thursday from 11 am-9 pm, and Friday–Saturday from 11 am-10 pm (320 W Harrison). Offerings from Airways Brewing can also be found in specialty bars, bottle shops and restaurants throughout Western Washington and the greater Portland, Oregon area. For more information about the brewery or Bistro, visit www.airwaysbrewing.com.

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Media Contact:
Dione Dittmar
Marketing Director
Airways Brewing Company
media@airwaysbrewing.com
(253) 200-1707