Monthly Archives: April 2011

Brewmaster Dinner And Conversations with Mark and John

Chef John Ash, Mendocino Music FestivalCome join us on April 27th for an exceptional dining experience featuring the beers of North Coast Brewing and the culinary creations of Chef John Ash.

Over the past 23 years, under the leadership of Brewmaster Mark Ruedrich, the North Coast Brewing Company has developed a worldwide reputation for quality, having won more than 70 awards in national and international competitions.

John Ash, one of America’s best known chefs, is an author, educator and restaurateur.   He is an instructor at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, in the Napa Valley, and has also hosted his own TV show on the Food Network.

For this special dinner in the Sequoia Room at the North Coast Brewing Co. Taproom and Grill, Chef Ash has collaborated with Brewmaster Ruedrich to create a menu designed to demonstrate the synergy between great food and the world’s most food-friendly beverage—beer.

North Coast Brewing, presenting sponsor of the twenty-fifth season of the Mendocino Music Festival, is donating 100% of the dinner proceeds to the Mendocino Music Festival.  This Brewmaster dinner is a wonderful example of NCBC’s support of the music arts, and charitable giving in our community. We hope to see you April 27th.

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Chocolate & Old Rasputin!

North Coast Brewing Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, 12 oz bottleCraftBeer.com:
“Chocolate rich Stouts go so well with high-percentage dark chocolate. The levels of bitterness and sugars, and in some cases, like [North Coast Brewings' Old Rasputin], the fruity notes are a good match…. Once they are in your mouth, there is little delineation between the beer and chocolate flavors. They pair together to create a beautiful balance of bitter and caramel. It really is magical.”

Philadelphia Weekly
To illustrate suggestions for pairing beer with food, author Brian Freedman offers North Coast Brewing Co.’s Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout with a chocolate tarte. Says Freedman, “A successful marriage of beer and food is often just as much about alchemy and the magic of the unexpected as it is about a thought-out plan of attack.”

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Le Merle Review

NCBC Le Merle 375 mlLe Merle: a blackbird that has you singing, a review on Billy’s Beer Blog

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