Final Departure Imperial Stout Returns From Airways Brewing


The end is near; the end of 2013 that is.  That means it’s Winter beer time and, to that end. Airways Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) is preparing to release the 2013 version of their Limited Edition beer: Final Departure Imperial Stout.  Thankfully, the Mayan’s were wrong about 2012 being the end of the World, so this will be the second year Airways Brewing will be releasing this special stout.

Here is the full press release from Airways Brewing Company:

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 starting November 19th.

For more information, be sure to follow Airways Brewing Company on Facebook , Twitter, Instagram, or visit

Final Departure Imperial Stout 2013

Final Departure Imperial Stout 2013

Be sure to head down to Airways Brewing Company or Airways Brewing Beer & Bistro on November 19th to get a few bottles, or you can find it at any of the local bottle shops listed above shortly thereafter.  I suggest getting a few bottles, so you can enjoy at least one now and save one to age for a while.

Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.

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