Monthly Archives: May 2012

Flipper Tappin' Jazz Fundraiser

SealNorth Coast Brewing Presents Jazz in Support of Sea Lion Research

In support of sea lion research being conducted by the University of British Columbia in partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium, North Coast Brewing is presenting two benefit Jazz events in June at Cory Weed’s Cellar Jazz Club, 3611 West Broadway Street, in Vancouver, BC.

Cory Weeds Quintet: A Tribute to Cannonball Adderly
Saturday, June 2, 2012 | Cellar Jazz Club | $17
Featuring: Cory Weeds (alto sax), Chris Davis (trumpet), Brad Turner (piano & rhodes), Andre LaChance (bass), and Roy McCurdy, original Cannonball Adderly drummer (drums)

100% of the cover charge will be donated to sea lion research at the Open Water Research Station. Co-presented by The Cellar Jazz Club and The Hard Rubber New Music Society. For more information, visit: &

The Claire Daly Quartet: The Music of Thelonious Monk
Sunday, June 3, 2012 | Cellar Jazz Club | $15
Featuring: Claire Daly (baritone sax & flute), Steve Hudson (piano), Mary Ann McSweeney (bass), and Peter Grant (drums)

100% of the cover charge will be donated to sea lion research at the Open Water Research Station. This event is the opening night for a tour of the New York-based Claire Daly Quartet in preparation for recording a follow-up CD to North Coast Brewing’s 2009 Brother Thelonious Quintet. With sales of both CDs benefitting the education fund of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, North Coast Brewing is able to combine its support of Jazz education with their new effort to provide support for and bring awareness to the research of Steller sea lions being conducted by the University of British Columbia in partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium at the Open Water Research Station in Port Moody, BC. For more information, visit: &

For both events:
Cellar Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway Street
Vancouver, BC V6R 2B8
604 738-1959
doors open at 6:30 pm
set times: 8 pm & 9:30 pm

About the Open Water Research Station program: Since 1993, researchers at the University of British Columbia’s Marine Mammal Research Unit have partnered with the Vancouver Aquarium to study the mysterious decline of the Steller sea lion population in the North Pacific. This is an ambitious project to discover the reasons behind the mysterious disappearance of 80 percent of the world’s Steller sea lions and what it could mean for the ocean ecosystem.

The Vancouver Aquarium is a non-profit society dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life.

The University of British Columbia is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world.

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Review of PranQster in Pensacola News Journal

North Coast Brewing PranQsterTim Dohms reviews PranQster in the Pensacola News Journal:

“North Coast’s PranQster is an amazing Belgian Abbey ale, golden-orange in color, with a billowing head of creamy white foam that recedes nicely to a thin, tight cap and plenty of lacing in the glass. …this is, hands down, one of the planet’s best ales.”

Read the whole article here.

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John Ash Benefit for Mendocino Music Festival

John Ash with North Coast Brewing's Mark Ruedrich and Doug MoodyRenowned California wine country chef John Ash dazzled a sold-out crowd of Mendocino Music Festival supporters at North Coast Brewing’s Sequoia Room on Wednesday night, April 25. The James Beard Award-winning chef created a spectacular menu, collaborating with North Coast Brewmaster Mark Ruedrich. Each course was paired with a North Coast Brewing beer so successfully it was generally agreed that it was difficult to determine where the food ended and the drink began.

The evening represented a continuation of North Coast’s support of the arts with 100% of the proceeds going to the Mendocino Music Festival, for which the brewery is a sponsor. Among North Coast Brewing’s other music sponsorships are the Monterey, San Francisco, and Healdsburg Jazz festivals, the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, the Redwood Coast Jazz Alliance, the American Jazz Museum, and Ensemble VIII, a Texas-based early music group.

Menu from John Ash dinner at North Coast Brewing, 2012Ash is a well-established culinary figure and educator who first came into national prominence in 1985 when he was named as one of the “hot new chefs” by Food and Wine. Since then, among other accomplishments, he has opened John Ash & Co. restaurant; taught regularly at the Culinary Institute of America’s (CIA) Greystone facility; been the Culinary Director at Fetzer Vineyards; served as dean of the Brown-Forman Center for Global Wine Education; written three books; received both the James Beard and Julia Child awards; contributed to the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, as well as numerous other publications; and taught, lectured, and consulted on culinary matters for decades. He is truly one of the community’s living treasures.

Ruedrich is well known throughout the Craft brewing community as a brewer who consistently produces exceptional beers garnering critical recognition. His beers have received Gold Medal awards at the Great American Beer Fest, the World Beer Championships, the World Beer Cup, the Stockholm Beer Fest, and the Hong Kong Beer Fest, among many others. This marks the third occasion that Ash and Ruedrich have collaborated on food/beer pairings, and each one has been grander than the last. There already have been requests for a repeat performance by the duo. Stay tuned.

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Old Stock Vertical Pairing at Craft Brewers Conference

Old Stock Cheese PairingOn May 3, we raided our library of rare beers for the Craft Brewers Conference to organize a vertical offering of our award-winning Old Stock Ale, featuring eight vintages going back to 2001. These amazing beers were paired with a selection of artisanal cheese including Valdeon from Spain; Colston-Bassett Stilton, Lincolnshire Poacher, and Keen’s Cheddar from England; and San Joaquin Gold and Rogue Creamery Blue from the USA. We heard from many industry leaders at the event that the Old Stock tasting was the highlight of the conference.

Old Stock Ale has been brewed by North Coast since 2000 as an annual vintage-dated limited release made with Maris-Otter malt, and Fuggles and Kent Golding hops. It has won medals at the World Beer Championships and the Great American Beer Fests among others and has been described as “Superlative! Demands respect and deserves every ounce of it.”


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