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John Ash Benefit for Mendocino Music Festival

John Ash with North Coast Brewing's Mark Ruedrich and Doug MoodyRenowned California wine country chef John Ash dazzled a sold-out crowd of Mendocino Music Festival supporters at North Coast Brewing’s Sequoia Room on Wednesday night, April 25. The James Beard Award-winning chef created a spectacular menu, collaborating with North Coast Brewmaster Mark Ruedrich. Each course was paired with a North Coast Brewing beer so successfully it was generally agreed that it was difficult to determine where the food ended and the drink began.

The evening represented a continuation of North Coast’s support of the arts with 100% of the proceeds going to the Mendocino Music Festival, for which the brewery is a sponsor. Among North Coast Brewing’s other music sponsorships are the Monterey, San Francisco, and Healdsburg Jazz festivals, the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, the Redwood Coast Jazz Alliance, the American Jazz Museum, and Ensemble VIII, a Texas-based early music group.

Menu from John Ash dinner at North Coast Brewing, 2012Ash is a well-established culinary figure and educator who first came into national prominence in 1985 when he was named as one of the “hot new chefs” by Food and Wine. Since then, among other accomplishments, he has opened John Ash & Co. restaurant; taught regularly at the Culinary Institute of America’s (CIA) Greystone facility; been the Culinary Director at Fetzer Vineyards; served as dean of the Brown-Forman Center for Global Wine Education; written three books; received both the James Beard and Julia Child awards; contributed to the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, as well as numerous other publications; and taught, lectured, and consulted on culinary matters for decades. He is truly one of the community’s living treasures.

Ruedrich is well known throughout the Craft brewing community as a brewer who consistently produces exceptional beers garnering critical recognition. His beers have received Gold Medal awards at the Great American Beer Fest, the World Beer Championships, the World Beer Cup, the Stockholm Beer Fest, and the Hong Kong Beer Fest, among many others. This marks the third occasion that Ash and Ruedrich have collaborated on food/beer pairings, and each one has been grander than the last. There already have been requests for a repeat performance by the duo. Stay tuned.

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Brewmaster Dinner And Conversations with Mark and John

Chef John Ash, Mendocino Music FestivalCome join us on April 27th for an exceptional dining experience featuring the beers of North Coast Brewing and the culinary creations of Chef John Ash.

Over the past 23 years, under the leadership of Brewmaster Mark Ruedrich, the North Coast Brewing Company has developed a worldwide reputation for quality, having won more than 70 awards in national and international competitions.

John Ash, one of America’s best known chefs, is an author, educator and restaurateur.   He is an instructor at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, in the Napa Valley, and has also hosted his own TV show on the Food Network.

For this special dinner in the Sequoia Room at the North Coast Brewing Co. Taproom and Grill, Chef Ash has collaborated with Brewmaster Ruedrich to create a menu designed to demonstrate the synergy between great food and the world’s most food-friendly beverage—beer.

North Coast Brewing, presenting sponsor of the twenty-fifth season of the Mendocino Music Festival, is donating 100% of the dinner proceeds to the Mendocino Music Festival.  This Brewmaster dinner is a wonderful example of NCBC’s support of the music arts, and charitable giving in our community. We hope to see you April 27th.

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