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Reviews of North Coast Brewing Co. beers

Swedish paper praises Brother Thelonious

Brother Thelonious in DNBrother Thelonius (# 1588, 24.95 Swedish kronas, 355 ml) is made by North Coast Brewing Company, located just north of San Francisco.  This ale plays on the brewery’s finer taste bud harmonies, and pays tribute to the jazz musician Thelonius Monk.  It displays a reddish-brown teak-color and a heavy foam crown.  The well-balanced aroma hints at rye bread and flowery chamomile.  The flavor is sweeter than the scent and doesn’t deliver the same knock-out punch that Mark Ruedrich often prefers. Article here.

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NBC New York: Brother Thelonious featured on John Holl's Beer & Cheese Pairings

North Coast Brewing Brother Thelonious featured on NBC Beer Cheese Pairing

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Cheese Pairing: Old Stock Ale with Bleu des Basques

Old Stock AleNorth Coast Brewing’s Old Stock Ale paired with Bleu des Basques and reviewed by Hoosier Beer Geek.

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Old Rasputin Review

12 ounce Old RasputinYouTube review of Old Rasputin by RealAleGuide

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ABC 7 News: Scrimshaw is Top Brew for Barbecues

North Coast Brewing Scrimshaw on ABC7 NewsScrimshaw Pilsner: First of five top brews for barbecues!

“Everyone should have this in their refrigerator.”

ABC 7 News

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Old Rasputin Review

12 ounce Old RasputinReview of Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout by Brew Chief

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Old Stock Ale 2011

Old Stock AleReview of Old Stock Ale 2011 by Brew Chief

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Chocolate & Old Rasputin!

North Coast Brewing Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, 12 oz bottleCraftBeer.com:
“Chocolate rich Stouts go so well with high-percentage dark chocolate. The levels of bitterness and sugars, and in some cases, like [North Coast Brewings' Old Rasputin], the fruity notes are a good match…. Once they are in your mouth, there is little delineation between the beer and chocolate flavors. They pair together to create a beautiful balance of bitter and caramel. It really is magical.”

Philadelphia Weekly
To illustrate suggestions for pairing beer with food, author Brian Freedman offers North Coast Brewing Co.’s Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout with a chocolate tarte. Says Freedman, “A successful marriage of beer and food is often just as much about alchemy and the magic of the unexpected as it is about a thought-out plan of attack.”

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Le Merle Review

NCBC Le Merle 375 mlLe Merle: a blackbird that has you singing, a review on Billy’s Beer Blog

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Old Stock Cellar Reserve: YouTube Review

Review of the 2009 Old Stock Cellar Reserve by Chris Steltz of BeerGeekNation:

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