In addition to today’s release of Rye Whiskey barrel-aged The Abyss and Cognac barrel-aged The Abyss, tomorrow, Saturday, January 16th, sees the release of Upright Brewing’s Fantasia, Ecliptic Brewing’s Bourbon Barrel-aged Oort Imperial Stout, and Firestone Walker’s Nitro Merlin Stout release party at Roscoe’s.
Deschutes Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged The Abyss and Cognac Barrel-Aged The Abyss
Friday January 15th 11am
Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House
210 NW 11th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97209
Already one of the most anticipated beer releases of the year, Deschutes Brewery has special Rye Whiskey and Cognac Barrel-aged versions of The Abyss being released at the Portland pub today, Friday, 1/15, at 11am. In addition to bottles for sale (with a 3 bottle per person limit), there will be a food pairing special. A very limited amount of bottles of each will be available at specialty retailers.
More info from Deschutes:
For those of you who adore The Abyss and look forward to its release each year, we have a special treat for you. The Abyss Rye & The Abyss Cognac! These two remarkably rare releases are 100% barrel-aged in their respective barrels. Most of the Rye Whiskey barrels came from Willett Distillery out of Bardstown, Kentucky (go and visit them if you ever get the chance, tell them Gina from Deschutes says hello) and at 13+% ABV, this version packs a punch. The incredibly old Cognac barrels are from France, and according to Barrelmaster, Jake Harper, impart an interesting sour-like characteristic to The Abyss and is just around 12% ABV.
Ecliptic Brewing Barrel-Aged Oort Imperial Stout
Saturday January 16th Noon
825 N. Cook St. Portland, OR 97227
John Harris is owning barrel-aged bourbon beers. He made some of the first during his long tenure at Full Sail, including the Black Gold and Top Sail series,and is bringing back the best with Oort Barrel-aged Imperial Stout. This isn’t a partially barrel-aged beer like The Abyss or aged for just a few months, but has been in the barrel for more than a year. For fans of bourbon flavors, this beer will delight. Bottles and draft go on sale for the first time ever this Saturday, January 16th, at noon at the brewery. More info here.
Upright Brewing Fantasia Bottle Release
Saturday January 16th 1pm
240 N. Broadway Suite 2
Portland, OR 97227
Upright Brewing’s highly anticipated release of Fantasia, a barrel-fermented Lambic-style beer with peaches, is hitting this Saturday, with bottles featuring a new label. This is an amazing lightly sour, fruit-forward wild ale that cellars well, but tastes fresh amazing. 750ml bottles will be on sale for $20 each with a 3 bottle per person limit.
Firestone Walker Nitro Merlin Milk Stout
Milk & Cookies Release Party at Roscoe’s
Saturday January 16th 4pm – 7pm
8105 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97215
Firestone Walker is debuting a new nitro and lactose infused version of its Merlin Stout on draft at Roscoe’s. The bar will also be pairing this smooth, creamy and rich milk stout with Brown Butter Cookies.