Category Archives: California

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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Save the Date: Chef John Ash Returns to North Coast Brewing April 25, 2012

Brewmaster Dinner with John Ash
6 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2012 | Fort Bragg, California
Sequoia Room, North Coast Brewing Co. Taproom and Grill
SOLD OUT

Pears Poached in North Coast Brewing Old Stock AleCelebrity chef John Ash is returning to North Coast Brewing for another memorable dinner benefiting the Mendocino Music Festival. Ash, a well-known restaurateur and educator, will once again work with Brewmaster Mark Ruedrich to prepare a menu demonstrating the delicious synergy between North Coast Brewing beers and Ash’s exquisite offerings. In a continuation of its long-term support of the arts, North Coast Brewing will again be the presenting sponsor of the Mendocino Music Festival, now in its 26th year.

All proceeds benefit the Mendocino Music Festival, www.mendocinomusic.com

Click here for a printable PDF of the press release.
Click here for a PDF of the menu.

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North Coast Brewing Releases Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XIV

North Coast Brewing Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XIVAfter a two year wait, we are proud to introduce Barrel Aged Old Rasputin XIV. The depth, intensity, and complexity of the flavor profile of this special release, like its predecessors, make it a worthy tribute to Old Rasputin.

Read the full press release here.

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North Coast Grand Cru

“[Like] VincNorth Coast Brewing Grand Cruent Price reading you a bedtime story.”

From Richard Bolster at Private Tap: “This ale is truly the champagne of bottle beers (Miller take note).” “[An] exquisite creation.”

Brewer Cameron: “North Coast does it again! …This beer floored me. …Everything about this beer is strong in a sophisticated way.”

Read the full reviews here:
Private Tap
| Brewer Cameron

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North Coast Brewing Releases Grand Cru

North Coast Brewing Grand CruWe’re very excited to release our latest premium beer, Grand Cru. We’ve had a good time exploring the brewing possibilities outside of the standard beer styles; Grand Cru doesn’t fit neatly into any established category.

Reminiscent of our Gold Medal-winning Twentieth Anniversary Ale, North Coast Grand Cru is brewed exclusively with Pils malt, with an addition of agave nectar in the kettle. It’s subtle, complex, and lightly hopped with a deceptive 12.5% ABV, and aging it in oak gives this unique beer an extra dimension. The result is really champagne-like.

North Coast Grand Cru will be available in July in 500 ML bottles with a cork and wire finish and in 1/6 BBL kegs in limited markets throughout the country. Read more.

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Fort Bragg's Popular Whale Run

Fort Bragg Whale Run and WalkDon’t miss out on one of the Coast’s most fun events! The 27th Annual Whale Run/Walk Race sponsored by Soroptimist International of Fort Bragg will be held Saturday, March 19, 2011, and there’s something for everybody: 5K and 10K competitive runs, a 5K competitive walk, a 5K fun walk. Even kids 4 and up can get in on the action with short distance races especially arranged for them. The race route is spectacular—paralleling one of the most dramatic beaches in the country just north of our Taproom and Grill. So if you’re planning on visiting the brewery during Whale Festival weekend, bring your running shoes!

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North Coast Brewing Co. Honored at 1st Annual Good Food Awards Ceremony

North Coast Brewing co. Good Food AwardsIn a ceremony at San Francisco’s Ferry Building hosted by Alice Waters, famed chef of Chez Panisse and pioneer of the American slow food movement, North Coast Brewing Co. was recognized as a Good Food Awards Winner. The Good Food Awards honor companies producing tasty, authentic foods in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

“We couldn’t be more pleased,” said Mark Ruedrich, President and Brewmaster of the Fort Bragg, California-based brewery. “The craft brewing movement has been one of the most vital elements on the American food scene for the past several years. Exceptional beers from small producers are leading the way in expanding the country’s tastes and creating a place for themselves at the dining table.”

North Coast Brewing PranQster Belgian Style Golden Ale, the Good Food Awards winner, is brewed with unique Belgian yeast strains that result in a fruity, floral character particularly well-suited to complement a wide variety of foods. While PranQster has been honored with awards from national and international beer tasting competitions, and North Coast has been named as “One of the 10 Best Breweries in the World” by Chicago’s Beverage Testing Institute, this Good Food Award marks the first time the brewery has been recognized by the larger, all-encompassing food community.

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North Coast Brewing Announces Release of Barrel-Aged Old Stock Cellar Reserve

North Coast Brewing Old Stock Ale Cellar Reserve 2009North Coast Brewing Co. has just released a special batch of its award-winning Old Stock Ale. The vintage 2009 brew has been aged for 18 months in oak Bourbon barrels and has been called by Brewmaster, Mark Ruedrich, “One of the most exciting beers we’ve produced since we began our barrel aging program back in 1998.” Old Stock Cellar Reserve is bottled in a distinctively decorated 500 ml bottle with a cork and wire finish and has gone to a limited number of distributors in select markets.

See the complete press release.

Stellar Reviews

Anchorage Press Review: “I was totally unprepared for the onslaught of rich complexity, intense flavor and stellar balance coming out of my brandy snifter of this incredible stuff.”

BeerGeekNation Review (including video!): “The aging process gives this world-class beer an added layer of complexity.”

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Supporting America's Art Form

 

Monterey Jazz Festival boardmember Client Eastwood with Mark Ruedrich

Mark Ruedrich, brewmaster, with Monterey Jazz Fest boardmember, Clint Eastwood

We travelled to Monterey in September to take part in the 53rd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, the longest continuously-running Jazz event in the world. For the fifth straight year, North Coast was the sponsoring brewery for the Jazz festival (having replaced Anheuser-Busch). The brewery first came to the attention to the festival organizers upon the release of our “Brother Thelonious,” the beer honoring Jazz icon Thelonious Monk, in April of 2006. Read More

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North Coast Brewing Expansion: Watch a beer fermenter go through the roof!

Fermenter tanks going through the roof during North Coast Brewing's expansionSlide-show by Susan Larsen

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