Tag Archives: North Coast Brewing

Advent Beer Calendar 2013: Day 22: North Coast Old Stock Ale

For today’s Advent beer pick we head to the beautiful, rugged, and isolated northern California coast in the city of Fort Bragg to find North Coast Brewing, one of the “Old Guard” of American’s craft breweries, founded in 1988. While they don’t brew a seasonal holiday beer per se, their Old Stock Ale fits the spirit of the season perfectly—a strong and rich Old Ale brewed to nearly 12% alcohol, brewed with the intent of … Continue reading →

Deschutes Brewery and the Class of ’88

Earlier this year I was chatting with Deschutes Brewery‘s Gary Fish about various beery things, and he had mentioned the “Class of ’88″ concept—those breweries along with Deschutes that started in 1988—and how they should all get together to commemorate 25 years of brewing in 2013. At the time, I figured it meant throwing a big “birthday” type party at the GABF or similar, but the news came out yesterday just what it is they … Continue reading →