I love the idea behind these “Class of ’88” beers. A bunch of breweries who were all founded in 1988 have gotten together to created a commemorative recipe. They then go to their respective brewery and brew said recipe. The result being the beer I’m here to review.
CLASS OF ’88 BARLEYWINE STYLE ALE is a collaboration between North Coast, Rogue, and Deschutes. This particular version was brewed at North Coast and has an even 10% ABV.
Old Rasputin is a Russian Imperial Stout in the truest sense of the word. Named after the “Mad Monk” of legend (who reported enjoyed this style of brew), this deliciously dark beer comes in at an impressive 9%ABV.