Category Archives: Reviews

Reviews of North Coast Brewing Co. beers

Le Merle featured in Bon Appetit

“What begins as floral and effervescent, like a chilly white wine, finishes with a fruity fullness.” Read the whole article from Bon Appetit here. | See our print PDF press release here.

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Beijing Checks In…

From 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 … Continue reading

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Review of PranQster in Pensacola News Journal

Tim Dohms reviews PranQster in the Pensacola News Journal: “North Coast’s PranQster is an amazing Belgian Abbey ale, golden-orange in color, with a billowing head of creamy white foam that recedes nicely to a thin, tight cap and plenty of … Continue reading

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Barrel-Aged Rasputin Review

From There Will Be Bourbon: “We’re familiar with the high quality deliciousness of North Coast Brewing Company’s Old Rasputin Imperial Stout, but we didn’t know they decided to put Rasputin in a bourbon barrel until we stumbled across it last … Continue reading

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It's All About the Beer: Acme California Pale Ale

“This is one of the better pale ales I’ve ever tried. Of course I’ve yet to have a beer from North Coast Brewing Co. that is anything but top-notch. They obviously take care to produce fine products and it shows.”—J.T. … Continue reading

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Old Rasputin: One of the Top Ten Stouts from the West Coast

Laurie Delk of 100 beers. 30 days. just chose Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout as one of her top ten favorite stouts from the West Coast: “Rich, homemade molasses cookies, baking spices, clove, nutmeg, cardamon, and even pepper prickled my … Continue reading

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Four “Best of 2011” Lists for North Coast Brewing

#1 Craft Beer for 2011: Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout —Beer Appétit Best of 2011: Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin (Platinum Medal, “Superlative”) —BTI: World Beer Championships Brewer of the Year, 2011: North Coast Brewing —Beer Journal, December 31, 2011 Top 11 … Continue reading

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One of Life's Great Pleasures: Old Stock Ale 2009 Cellar Reserve

As Reviewed in Ale Evangelism: “Old Stock Ale by North Coast Brewing is one of life’s great pleasures. I know, I know, BEER is one of life’s great pleasures, but among those pleasures, Old Stock Ale ought to be placed … Continue reading

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Twisted Snifter Reviews Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XIV

“From the kettles and brite tanks of North Coast Brewing in Fort Bragg, California comes one of our favorite Russian Imperial Stouts, Old Rasputin. A staple in snifters across the country, this big, bold and robust stout really defines the … Continue reading

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North Coast Grand Cru

“[Like] Vincent 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. … Continue reading

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