The year was 1988, the place was the West Coast. 25 years ago marks the anniversary of the beginnings of some of the most influential breweries, with North Coast being amongst them. To celebrate their silver anniversary, North Coast will be teaming up with Rogue and Deschutes to create a series of ‘Class of 88‘ beers inspired by the book that helped start it all – The Essentials of Beer Style by Fred Eckhardt – which also debuted in the lovely year of 1988. Each brewery will create their own interpretation of a Barleywine based on Eckhardt’s descriptions after which a team from each brewery will travel to each other’s facilities and brew all three.
“America’s craft beers are setting new international standards for quality and innovation. They’re the most exciting facet of the world beer scene today” says Mark Ruedrich, North Coast’s Co-Founder, Brewmaster, and President. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves! Here’s to another 25 great years of great beers.
Availability: 750 mL bottles, 22oz bottles
Arrival: March 2013