Â Itâ€™s not every day where you come across a beer old enough to buy itself if it walked into a bar, but thatâ€™s what Sun Ace Photographer John Steiner dropped on my desk last week.
Itâ€™s one of my missions in life to try a beer from all 50 states, I have 17 states conquered. Iâ€™m also talking about craft brews, no homemade micros please.
A few states have restrictions that bar craft brewing, for example Alabama. Other states like North Dakota and South Dakota just donâ€™t have any craft breweries.
Which is why I was so surprised when Stein Dog dropped this creation strait out of the 1980s on my desk.
Itâ€™s an unopened bottle of the â€œOfficial North Dakota Centennial Beerâ€ or so the upper label tells me. Itâ€™s also made with 100 percent North Dakota Barley.
Not sure if it was brewed here but it does say it was bottled in Cold Springs, Minn. Still I find it pretty amazing John got his mitts on one of these throw back beers.
Iâ€™m sure this bad mamma jamma has probably gone well beyond stale and thereâ€™s no way I would ever attempt to try it. But cheers to John for digging it up. Maybe he raided a time capsule…