Abyss 2012

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  1. The last drop bottle shop on lake city way still had about 2 cases yesterday... Not opened today! Hope this helps
     
  2. pjdipes

    pjdipes Zealot (90) Washington Nov 18, 2012

    Big Star Market on 105th (Northgate/Greenwood) has bottles. Not sure how many, visually looked like maybe 8-10 as of 11/25. $15.99 per I reckon. Happy Hunting!
     
  3. keg of 2009 has been on tap at the Eastside Club in Olympia for anyone who finds themselves down South. It is drinking incredible right now. Velvet Bourbon Chocolate Milkshake.
     
  4. I've also heard of a tapping at the Alehouse in Tacoma in early December (6th?) that will be featuring a mini vert of 09, 10, 11 and 12 of Abyss along with a mini vert of BBXXI, BBXIII, and BBXIV
     
  5. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Savant (475) Oregon Aug 28, 2009

    Having had it on tap and after drinking a bottle on Black Friday, I've decided I'm just not that jazzed with this years batch. With the price creeping closer to that of Parabola I'd just as soon have the latter. For that matter, growlers of Suge Knight for less than $20 (when available) are a screaming deal in comparison.
     
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  6. John_M

    John_M Moderator (1,110) Oregon Oct 25, 2003 Staff Member

    Along this same line, the Parkway Tavern had the Abyss on tap this past Sunday. The bartender was a bit unclear about the vintage (at first indicating it was the 2011, and later stating that it was the current release). My guess is that it was actually the 2011, as I've had the 2012 several times now, and the version at the Parkway seemed much smoother and more mature (it was really drinking well I thought). It was also a veritable bargain at $6 a pint.

    Barry at Pint Defiance indicated he expected to have the 2012 on draft at some point in the near future, but I got the iimpression he didn't expect it to go on any time soon (a couple of weeks I believe is what he said). Not sure at this point how many bottles are left there, but it seemed to be moving pretty slowly when I stopped by last week before Thanksgiving. Nevertheless, I would recommend calling in advance before anyone heads over to buy any more botles.
     
  7. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Savant (275) Washington Jul 18, 2012

    The Red Hot will be tapping a 2012 this week. On December 21, there will be a 2011 and 2012 going on. Along with BB XXIII and XXIV.

    One othe juicy gem going on at the Alehouse on the sixth is a partial 09 Mirror Mirror.

    E9 is having a big event the night of the sixth also.

    Big beer happenings in lil ole Tacoma!
     
  8. kscaldef

    kscaldef Advocate (725) Oregon Jun 11, 2010

    This year's has a hop presence that I don't think I've ever picked up on in a fresh batch before. I'm assuming that's going to drop out before long.
     
  9. Had a glass of this just yesterday before I got on the road to Seattle. Great stuff.
     
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  10. dirtylou

    dirtylou Champion (810) Washington May 12, 2005

    Good looking out - stopped through Tacoma Boys this morning as I had to be in Tacoma today for work. Cool store - about 1.5 cases of abyss on the floor.
     
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  11. 2 cases at Lake City Fred Meyer right now.
     
  12. "Lake City" as in in North Seattle - on Lake City Way, right? I was there by 4:00. No cases on the floor, no cases in the back, and the employee scanned the "Deschutes Seasonal $13.99" tag to show no stock.

    Did I miss something - other than the beer?
     
  13. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Initiate (0) Kansas Feb 26, 2012

    Unless he picked all of them up. Haha. I was just about to look up where Lake City was.
     
  14. One of the few bourbon barrel-aged stouts that I'll still buy. Great beer.
     
  15. Haha, I left right before I posted that, around 3:00. The wine section worker told me there was two cases in back. Sorry if they couldn't find it. They had issues ringing my bottles up as well. And yes, Lake City, as in Lake City Way in North Seattle.
     
  16. No worries. Glad to know they're still there, though.

    To any others searching - beware the salmon-colored shirt, bespectacled man. A kind soul, but his "I'll go check in back"'s are all for naught. :)
     
  17. Chrispy

    Chrispy Aficionado (125) Washington Oct 30, 2012

    The new BevMo by northgate mall had 3 cases the last time I was there for 14.49 a bottle.
     
  18. mrunseen

    mrunseen Savant (250) Washington Mar 4, 2006

    When were you there last?
     
  19. Chrispy

    Chrispy Aficionado (125) Washington Oct 30, 2012

    A week ago. I know it is not the most recent visit but people looking for the Abyss probably don't think of going to BevMo to get it.
     
  20. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Initiate (0) Kansas Feb 26, 2012

    I was there on Sunday and didn't see any. I'd be upset if it were there and I just missed it. Was there a bottle limit, if not someone probably nabbed all of them? We're they in the back?
     
  21. Chrispy

    Chrispy Aficionado (125) Washington Oct 30, 2012

    If you walk in and go to fridge in front of you, take a right and they are/were on the floor at the end of the cooler. No limit.
     
  22. Chrispy

    Chrispy Aficionado (125) Washington Oct 30, 2012

    Full Throttle Bottles also said in the newsletter they sent out on the morning of the 27th that they were getting a shipment in that afternoon with a limit of 2 per person. It has only been a day so they might still have some. If you call they will tell you if they are still in stock.
     
  23. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Savant (275) Washington Jul 18, 2012

    On the shelves at the Tacoma CoOp today.
     
  24. NWer

    NWer Advocate (660) Washington Mar 10, 2009

    @ LCY FM as we speak Cases of it
     
  25. NWer

    NWer Advocate (660) Washington Mar 10, 2009

    BevMo @ Northgate also
     
  26. NWer

    NWer Advocate (660) Washington Mar 10, 2009

    Special Brews just posted on their website an hour ago they have Abyss. When do we declare Abyss to be ubiquitous around here?
     
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  27. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Initiate (0) Kansas Feb 26, 2012

    Thanks NWer. On my way.
     
  28. JohnnyP3

    JohnnyP3 Savant (350) Alaska Dec 13, 2009

    Any Alaskans finding any? Just saw it for the first time in Anchorage at Bodega. $13.95 each.
     
  29. Hey Seattle: Still 2 cases left at BevMo Northgate as of an hour ago.
     
  30. BigE90

    BigE90 Aficionado (235) Washington Mar 19, 2011

    TBoys out and @ $18 when they had there 2 cases! (Puyallup anyway)
     
  31. gatdamn.jpg!

    Drankin' four-point-five
    year old Ten Fidy. Cannot
    make haiku. Can't drive.
     
  32. mrunseen

    mrunseen Savant (250) Washington Mar 4, 2006

    Not surprisingly, a week after DousedInStout's sighting, there is no more left at BevMo Northgate, I confirmed this tonight. I should have gotten my ass out there sooner!
     
  33. mchen

    mchen Aficionado (195) Washington Dec 13, 2010

    Hmmm any other places with Abyss in Seattle? Or am I too late?
     
  34. Don't know about bottles, but Latona Pub and Mutiny Hall both have it on tap right now.
     
  35. mchen

    mchen Aficionado (195) Washington Dec 13, 2010

    Thanks for the tip at least I can go have some on tap. :)
     
  36. ggfunk

    ggfunk Savant (280) Oregon Mar 29, 2010

    Popped my first bottle of this year's vintage. Sweeter than i remember but still chocolaty, boozy and delicious.
     
  37. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Savant (275) Washington Jul 18, 2012

    2010 abyss on at the Ale House in Tacoma. It is drinking mighty fine.
     
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  38. amiles

    amiles Aficionado (200) Oregon Feb 4, 2007

    Just bought a bottle at Freddie's on broadway and 28th in portland. Looks like they have about two cases. $14.19.
     
  39. Chrispy

    Chrispy Aficionado (125) Washington Oct 30, 2012

    Last Drop bottle shop told me they got a random case in today. Visited 12/13/2012 at 7pm. It was not displayed so just ask for it.
     
  40. NWer

    NWer Advocate (660) Washington Mar 10, 2009

    Abyss seems to trickle out on a regular basis. Good marketing by Deschutes?
     
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