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Reviews of North Coast Brewing Co. beers

Old Rasputin Wins Gold at the Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival

North Coast Brewing’s Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout won Gold at the 2012 Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival. The international event, in its 21st year, took place over two weekends in September and October, and saw a record number of … Continue reading

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Audio Interview with Brewmaster Mark Ruedrich on Beer Obsessed

Thanks to BeerObsessed for posting his great interview with Brewmaster Mark Ruedrich! Here’s an excerpt from his blog post. Thanks to Mark Ruedrich and North Coast Brewing Co. for taking the time to do the interview and for his hospitality in general. … Continue reading

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Old Rasputin is Beer of the Month in LA Times

Old Rasputin is featured as the Beer of the Month in the LA Times! Here’s what they said about it: Old Rasputin is a Russian imperial stout, meaning that it’s very dark (it pours nearly black with a very high … Continue reading

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Le Merle Wins Gold at Brussels Beer Challenge

Is the best saison in the world made in Fort Bragg, California? A panel of international judges at the Brussels Beer Challenge awarded the Gold Medal for Belgian Style Saison to an American beer—Le Merle from North Coast Brewing Co. … Continue reading

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North Coast Grand Cru and Le Merle Win Awards at Brussels Beer Challenge

Judges awarded a gold medal in the “Pale & Amber Ale: Saison” category to Le Merle Saison Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale in the Brussels Beer Challenge this past weekend, ahead of Belgian brewers! Judges also awarded the North Coast Grand Cru … Continue reading

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Old Stock Ale Vertical Tasting in Smithsonian Mag

From a great article by Alastair Bland in Smithsonian: “In a dark cellar at North Coast Brewing Company, the beer bottles endured the slow crawl of time. Years plodded by, the Chinook salmon industry crashed, whales migrated past going north, then south, then north … Continue reading

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Old Rasputin Selected for "Top 10 Sipping Beers"

Gayot.com, “the guide to the good life,” just chose Old Rasputin for their guide to the Top 10 Sipping Beers. Here’s what they said: “Considered by many to be the standard-bearer for the style, this Russian Imperial Stout from the … Continue reading

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Review of Grand Cru

From Suburban Cowgirl: So, I tried a glass. And this beer? This beer is different. They weren’t kidding when they said it had a champagne-like taste, except this is less dry and easier to drink in my opinion than champagne…. … Continue reading

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Old Rasputin in Wired Mag

Old Rasputin was recently featured in Wired Magazine’s “Recommendation Engine: 5 Bold Dark Brews for Beer Geeks” by David MacNeal: Perfect for: Proving your fortitude. Geek factor: Russian imperial stouts had high alcohol content to survive 18th-century shipping times—and this … Continue reading

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Review of Old Stock Ale

From the review by Fischman Liquors: This one is another one I would come back to again and again.  I recommend giving it a try, you won’t be disappointed. Read the whole review here.

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