Category Archives: Acme Ale

Acme’s Quacky the Duck Has Another Moment in the Sun

NCBC Acme Ale Quacky DuckBack in the late 40’s and the early 50’s when Acme Beer was the best-selling beer in the American West, one of their best loved salesmen was Quacky the Duck. Quacky took life through the voice of Jack Wagner on KMJ radio in Fresno and cartoonist Phil Roman, both of whom went on to greater fame. Wagner became the voice of Donald Duck at the Disney theme parks and Roman became an Emmy-winning TV producer of The Simpsons and other cartoon shows. Quacky, alas, retired from public view and has just recently made a cameo appearance in the Fresno Bee. His fine beers, however, are enjoying a renaissance through the North Coast Brewing Co. Thanks for the memories, Quacky.

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Recipe O’ the Season: Acme Welsh Rarebit, AKA Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Acme Pale AleAcme Welsh Rarebit, AKA Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Ingredients:
8 oz. grated Lancashire Cheese
5 oz. Acme Pale Ale
1 lb. elbow macaroni or brown bread for toast
2 oz. butter
½ teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon Coleman dry mustard
2 egg yolks, beaten

To make Cheese Sauce:
Melt butter in a double boiler over low heat. Add grated cheese. Stir. Add beer slowly stirring or hand whisking until smooth. Stir in paprika, mustard, and eggs. Keep stirring until warm throughout. Never let this mixture bubble or boil. When thoroughly warm and mixed, add to cooked macaroni or ladle over toast.

Enjoy.

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Interview with Mark Ruedrich in All About Beer Magazine

In this interview with Julie Johnson of All About Beer Magazine, Brewmaster Mark Ruedrich tells the story of how North Coast Brewing Company came to be.

 

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