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Reviews of North Coast Brewing Co. beers

The Best in Live Performance at North Coast’s Sequoia Room in August: Claire Daly on the Baritone Sax

On Saturday, August 9, New York baritone saxophonist Claire Daly will perform with Bay Area musicians Larry Vuckovich, piano, John Wiitala, bass and Hamir Atwal, drums. Daly is known for her swinging, sophisticated style, supple tone and, as a composer, … Continue reading

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Indiana Beer Group Tests Five Top Rated Russian Imperial Stouts: And the Winner is…Old Rasputin

We don’t mean to brag…well, maybe we do. So we’re sharing a recent blog from the Indiana Beer group. You are welcome to read the entire article, but what follows is a summary, paraphrase and direct quotes of some of … Continue reading

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PranQster Has a New Admirer

    Beer blogger Better By You Asking recently had the opportunity to try PranQster and she waxes poetic about its eyes, nose, tongue and overall feel. “This is a beer lover’s beer,” she says, “and I love this beer.” … Continue reading

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Claire Daly Quartet Shines at Saturday Afternoon Concert at 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival

Richard Scheinin, music reviewer and critic for the San Jose Mercury News, thoroughly enjoyed the Claire Daly Quartet’s afternoon concert at the 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival, featuring selections from the Baritone Monk album and sponsored by North Coast Brewing Co. … Continue reading

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Why Pilsner is the Best Craft Beer of All Time: So Many Reasons to Love Pilsners

Published in The Daily Meal Jul 23, 2013 By John Verive of Beer of Tomorrow for Menuism Beer Blog As craft beer gains popularity, tap lists grow longer, and beers become more creative and extreme, it sometimes seems that a … Continue reading

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Old Rasputin Imperial Stout: “This beer is really something."

(We enjoy finding unsolicited reviews of our award-winning ales. The following tribute to Old Rasputin was posted on March 27, 2013.) From the blog of Michael A. Jazayeri, M.D., board certified plastic surgeon As many of my regular blog readers … Continue reading

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It’s the Grand Cru: the Champagne of Beers!

Although Miller High Life has “Champagne of Beers” printed on the cans, the title truly belongs to North Coast Brewing Company’s Grand Cru. At almost $15 per bomber, a limited release, and 12.9% ABV (alcohol by volume), you really will … Continue reading

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Reviewers on Old Rasputin

“It’s just a flavor explosion… big…bold…amazingly delicious.” —Brew Chief “91 Points. Exceptional.” –Beverage Testing Institute, Chicago Rate Beer score: A perfect 100 “Best in the World…in my eyes.” –Bill Owens, President, American Distilling Institute “Very big, very bold, and downright … Continue reading

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Reviewers on Le Merle

“More than a serious beer, it is outstanding…. Dizzying, appetizing, refreshing.” –The Beer Hunter, Michael Jackson “Congratulations, your beer is really amazing and you deserve your gold medal in a truly classic Belgian style.” –Luc De Raedemaeker, co-founder and tasting … Continue reading

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Beer Review: Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale

From a wonderful review of Brother Thelonious on Black Metals and Brews: “Much like the remarkable pianist this beer shares a name with, Brother Thelonious is more complex than any easy description will permit. To call Monk’s music “jazz” is to … Continue reading

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