The Dark Abyss is a 4.2% abv and 25 IBU schwarzbier that will be available exclusively on draught, with brewer Kellye Robertson describing as follows:
This traditional German style black lager combines a layered malt profile and balanced background of German Hersbrucker and Magnum hops. Upfront notes of toasted grains, coffee and chocolate malts leading to an elegantly smooth finish. Conditioned for 6 weeks, this unfiltered style may be big on flavour, but still sessionable enough to keep you coming back for more.
The first samples of The Dark Abyss will be offered at the Craft Beer & Local Food Celebration on January 14th, with general release to follow the next day.
Part of the batch has also been transferred to barrels and infused with coffee liqueur from Coldstream Clear Distillery. This special edition of the beer will be released later this year.