When last we checked in with the Airways Brewing Company—exactly a year ago today—the End Times were nigh and the Kent beer purveyors were slinging a decidedly morbid brew. Final Destination Imperial Stout, its first bottled beer, was a wink at the Mayan calendar and its supposed foretelling of worldwide calamity. The label featured a doomed airplane parked on a tarmac and a menacing storm front seemingly jerked to life by the power of Grayskull. The stout’s 9.9 percent ABV was pretty much a nuclear annihilation of your brain cells.
A year later the world is still spinning and Airways Brewing has gone less Grim Reap-y, offering its popular seasonal Maylani’s Coconut Stout in cans for the first time. Starting Thursday, October 10, you can score four-packs of the 16-ounce cans at Airways Brewery and Taproom and Airways Beer and Bistro. And starting Tuesday, October 15, you can find the four-packs in beer aisles everywhere. Airways’ two locations will also have the stout on tap.
The dark-colored beer, made in part from cocoa nibs and toasted coconut, clocks in at a mellow 5.3 percent ABV. But like Final Destination before it, Coconut Stout is not long for this world. It will only be available until April 2014.