Airways Brewing celebrates the end of the year, not the world

Last year Airways Brewing prepared for the end of the world (according to the Mayan calendar) by releasing Final Departure Imperial Stout. Well, the world did not end as the Mayans predicted and life continued. Earlier this year, Final Departure Imperial Stout brought home a silver medal at the Washington Beer Awards.

Now, to mark the end of the year, and hopefully not the end of the world, Airways Brewing is releasing this year’s batch of Final Departure on Tuesday, November 19. Details in the press release below.

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 starting November 19th.

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Additional information, photos, and tasting notes are available upon request. Those interested are encouraged to contact Dione Dittmar at [email protected]

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®, Chocolate Stout, Pre-Flight Pilsner™ and PSA® Pale Summer Ale – Airways Brewing also features limited edition and cask beers throughout the year. Pints, tasters and growler fills are available at the brewery’s Kent taproom, open Tuesday-Wednesday from 3-8 pm, Thursday-Friday from 3-9pm, and Saturdays from 3-7 pm (6644 S 196th Street, #T-100). Pints and delicious Northwest-style food can be found at the Airways Beer & Bistro in downtown Kent, Monday-Thursday from 11 am-9 pm, Friday-Saturday from 11 am-10 pm, and Sunday from 11 am-7 pm (320 W Harrison). Offerings from Airways Brewing can also be found in specialty bars, bottle shops and restaurants throughout the Puget Sound area. For more information about the brewery or Bistro, visit

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