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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Weekend Planning

Just a couple reminders of events you might want to put on your calendar. I may make the first one, but it turns out I'll be making an excursion to Goldendale, WA during the second. You'll have to buy some of that cherry Adam for me.

Abyss Launch Party
Deschutes Brewery, 210 NW 11th Avenue
Friday, Nov 14, 10:00 pm to Midnight

During this brief bloc of time, you can score some of the new vintage before it's available elsewhere. In addition:
  • Attendees will have access to a rare vertical tasting featuring the 2007 and 2008 batches of The Abyss;
  • A limited number of Abyss gift boxes will be available for purchase, which include both the 2007 and 2008 versions and a collectible Abyss t-shirt.
  • You can buy up to six bottles at the event.

15th Anniversary Hair of the Dog Dock Sale

4509 SE 23rd Avenue
Saturday, Nov 15, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

John Foyston wrote about this rather expansively:
Cherry Adam From the Wood is the star of this year's anniversary sale, and [brewer Alan] Sprints bought twice as many fresh cherries --- 750 lb. --- for this year's batch, which aged on fresh cherries in bourbon barrels and sherry casks, and was then blended and bottled.

And what a beer it is! Dark, aromatic with port and sherry notes and some cherry in the aroma, it's amazingly smooth and round and cherry sweetness is most pronounced in a long, rich finish.... Sprints bottled 120 cases of '08 Cherry Adam From the Wood, and plans to sell 100 of 'em at the dock sale (one case to a customer, please).
In addition to the cherry Adam, Sprints will have Fred from the Wood, the 2008 vintage of Doggie Claws, as well as shirts, hats, and some vintage beers. For those who love HotD, this is THE event of the year. The line is forming now...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's just cruel… scheduling the Abyss release party - on a Friday night (when it's already packed anyway), at 10pm-Midnight no less - the day before the HotD dock sale at 10am the next morning? Have they no mercy? *shudder*

-anónimo

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