Monthly Archives: February 2009

Old Rasputin Featured in Gourmet Magazine

From “Eight Great Winter Beers” by Joshua Bernstein in Gourmet Magazine:
“This obsidian flavor bomb has a thick pour that releases aromas of chocolate-dipped raisins, yeasty bread, and espresso. Java also defines Rasputin’s rich, roasty flavor, with a balanced sweetness that masks the beer’s strapping 9 percent ABV. It all adds up to a dangerously drinkable imperial stout that’s best shared with a couple cohorts.”

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North Coast Releases Old Stock Ale 2009

NCBC Old Stock Ale 2009North Coast Brewing has announced the much anticipated release of its 2009 vintage Old Stock Ale.  Since it sprang onto the beer scene in 2000 with the award of a Platinum medal at the World Beer Championships, Old Stock has won two Great American Beer Fest medals as well as additional WBC medals.

Brewed in the classic English old ale tradition, the Old Stock recipe includes Maris-Otter malts, Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops and delivers a very friendly 11.5% ABV.  The brew’s loyal fan base has learned that the beer cellars beautifully and can be laid down, literally for years, with the rich, winey flavors becoming softer and even more seductive with age.

“I think this is one of the finest beers we produce.” said Mark Ruedrich, North Coast’s brewmaster.  “It has an elegance that transcends the usual expectations of beer.  We’re quite proud of it.”

Look for Old Stock wherever fine beers are sold.

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