The Friday beer: Deschutes Brewery’s Abyss

Jan 6, 2012

2011 was a good year for beer drinkers. We saw a huge growth in new breweries, experimental ales and carefully crafted draft lists at bars and restaurants. I'm always on the lookout for something new to try but sometimes, during special occasions, you want to go with what you know. Stick with something you trust.

For me, when I heard The Noble Fir would have Deschutes' The Abyss on tap New Years Eve I knew that would be the perfect beer to end the year. And it was.

The Abyss has been recognized as one of the best beers in the world. Just do a quick Google search and you can read all the accolades and see where it's nabbed gold medals. This dark Imperial Stout perfectly exudes chocolate, coffee and a bit of vanilla. It really is heavenly.

It was pretty awesome to end 2011 while enjoying one of my favorite beers. How did you end the year? What was the last beer you drank in 2011?

The Abyss 2011 Reserve Imperial Stout

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