Another Beer Country pioneer is celebrating an anniversary, with North Coast Brewing in Fort Bragg marking 25 years of beer, with the Twenty-fifth Anniversary Ale. The beer is a “Belgian-inspired session beer,” made with the same yeast strain used to make the Le Merle Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale.

The beer weighs in at just 4 percent alcohol by volume, a mild drinker the brewery describes as “designed to promote a festive mood while minimizing the consequences of overindulgence.”

The result, the brewery says, is “sharp and spritzy with a delicious flowery, spicy dry-hop aroma.”

The beer will be available on tap at various bars and restaurants and in 750 ml bottles, but the bottles are only available at the brewery itself.

Also celebrating major anniversaries this year are Mendocino Brewing and distiller Charbay, both marking 30 years.

– Sean Scully

Label image courtesy North Coast Brewing.