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The Co-op has limited availability on several extra special anniversary beers from Pacific Northwest breweries. With bold flavors and high alcohol content, save and cellar these beauties for future enjoyment. Or better yet, try one now and age one for later.

GFstout1st Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout from Ghostfish Brewing of Seattle, WA – 12% alcohol by volume. From Washington state first and only gluten-free-certified brewery: this rich stout beer is made with malted and roasted millet, roasted buckwheat, purple corn, cane sugar, and hopped with Chinook and Willamette hops. A heavy body and immense depth of flavor give way to real chocolate and mocha flavors with dark fruit notes that are reminiscent of a red wine. Ghostfish 1st Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout is now $18.99 per 22 oz bottle.

n10N10 10th Anniversary Imperial Blended Ale from Ninkasi Brewing of Eugene, OR – 10% alcohol by volume / 100 IBUs. Ninkasi carefully mixed five types of their cornerstone beers to celebrate their first decade. Celebrate Ninkasi’s rise from a two-man brew team to America’s 36th largest craft brewer with N10. This powerfully strong ale is crafted of 50% Imperial Stout, 10% Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, 12.5% Imperial Total Domination IPA, 12.5% Imperial Maiden the Shade IPA, and 15% Critical Hit Barleywine. The result? A blend that offers a striking hop intensity followed by a rich backbone of caramel and roasted malt. N10 is on sale for $18.99 per 22 oz bottle.


By: Claire

ClaireClaire Harlock Garber loves to eat and drink and write about it. She has worked in the food industry for nearly a decade and was on staff at the Skagit Valley Co-op from 2010-2018, writing the regular columns Skagit Brew Corner, The Cheese Whisperer, The Bounty of Bulk, and What's Dippin' in the Well for the Co-op's blog, as well as articles for the Natural Enquirer newsletter.