Category Archives: Red Seal Ale

On Tap in Sweden!

North Coast Brewing Tap Handles in Sweden

Seven North Coast beers on tap at Oliver Twist in Stockholm, Sweden. Read more on Facebook.

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Beijing Checks In…

NCBC Red Seal Ale in ChinaFrom The Beijing Reviewer:

The Red Seal Ale is going to the top of my list. This beer fit my tastes perfectly. It pours deep amber with quite a bit of head that hangs around for a while. A mixture of floral, citrus and spicy tastes come out in this medium bodied beer. This beer is hoppy but a much different hoppy than I’m used to. Overall, Red Seal Ale is a solid beer and easily one of my new favorites. On Day 5, I tried Blue Star Wheat Beer also from the North Coast Brewing Co. and was highly impressed. These guys know what they’re doing and I’ll be sure to continue trying anything they put out.

Verdict: Recommended

Read the whole review here.

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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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Recipe O’ the Season: Red Seal Beef

Active Time: 1 hour
Start to finish: 3 hours

Red Seal AleIngredients:
1 ½ lb. Onions, sliced
About ½ cup canola oil
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
13 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 lbs. boneless beef chuck, cut into 1½ inch cubes
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 bay leaves
2 (12 oz.) bottles of Red Seal Ale
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
Garnish: chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Cook onions in 2 tablespoons oil in a 6-to 8- quart ovenproof heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.

Preheat oven to 325F. Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Pat beef dry and toss with flour mixture. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a heavy skillet until hot but not smoking, then brown beef in batches, adding as browned to onions and adding more oil to skillet as necessary. Add Worcestershire, mustard, bay leaves, thyme, and enough beer to pot to just cover beef and onions, and then bring to a simmer. Cover pot and braise stew in middle of oven, stirring in brown sugar after an hour, until meat is tender, about 2 hours. Season stew with salt and pepper.

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North Coast Brewing Goes to Sweden

Here’s a flash slideshow from our trip to meet the people who are making North Coast Brewing happen in Sweden!

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North Coast Brewing Co.’s Red Seal Ale & Acme IPA Honored

Hong Kong International Beer AwardsRed Seal Ale and Acme IPA from North Coast Brewing Co. were named winners of their style categories at the recent Hong Kong International Beer Awards.  In a competition dominated by European breweries, North Coast’s double honors stood out.  The event was held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre with a goal of educating, inspiring and raising awareness of the “wonderful world of beer.” “We’ve been exporting our beers to China for a couple of years now,” said Doug Moody,  North Coast Senior Vice President.  “It’s an increasingly important part of our business and it’s been a pleasure to introduce our beers to a whole new country of enthusiasts.”

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Brew to You!

NCBC Red Seal Ale in China“…I have never seen my favourite beer, Red Seal Ale, outside of its home state of California. Yet here it is, in a part of China that I had barely heard of only a few weeks earlier – two bottles for about £4 during happy hour…”

The Independent

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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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