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Everything's Big in Texas

North-Coast-Dinner-JazzNorth Coast Brewing at Coco BarNorth Coast Brewing has just completed a couple of high-profile, sellout beer dinners at some of the most-happening spots in Texas. Coco Bar in El Paso was the site of a great food/beer/music evening co-hosted by Audrey Kiefer, North Coast’s Texas Sales Manager, and Chef Julio. One of the favorite pairings of the evening was savory lamb sliders which were a great match for Red Seal Ale. Marty Olivas and his jazz group, Case Closed, provided some first-rate sounds including some Thelonious Monk tunes in tribute to, guess what, our Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale.

North Coast Beers with Chocolate CakeThat was followed by a memorable evening at Rudyard’s British Pub in Houston. Audrey Kiefer teamed with co-founder, Tom Allen to represent the brewery while Chef Joe Apa and his crew handled the food duties. The menu was a Texas tour-de-force with each dish incorporating a beer ingredient to match the accompanying ale. A smoked trout pate with Scrimshaw Pilsner started the meal followed by Venison sliders with Red Seal Ale and Texas wild boar cassoulet with Brother Thelonious. A chocolate flan made with Old Rasputin rounded out the dinner. It was a landmark event capped off by a round of standing applause from the well-fed and  thirst-slaked capacity crowd.

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Beijing Checks In…

NCBC Red Seal Ale in ChinaFrom 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 of floral, citrus and spicy tastes come out in this medium bodied beer. This beer is hoppy but a much different hoppy than I’m used to. Overall, Red Seal Ale is a solid beer and easily one of my new favorites. On Day 5, I tried Blue Star Wheat Beer also from the North Coast Brewing Co. and was highly impressed. These guys know what they’re doing and I’ll be sure to continue trying anything they put out.

Verdict: Recommended

Read the whole review here.

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Portsmouth Beer Week

Portsmouth Beer Week is two weeks away and the Seacoast Winter Brew Fest at the Gaslight kicks off the week on February 25…. We will be pouring Red Seal & PranQster Draft and Old Rasputin bottles for this event!

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Recipe O’ the Season: Red Seal Beef

Active Time: 1 hour
Start to finish: 3 hours

Red Seal AleIngredients:
1 ½ lb. Onions, sliced
About ½ cup canola oil
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
13 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 lbs. boneless beef chuck, cut into 1½ inch cubes
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 bay leaves
2 (12 oz.) bottles of Red Seal Ale
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
Garnish: chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Cook onions in 2 tablespoons oil in a 6-to 8- quart ovenproof heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.

Preheat oven to 325F. Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Pat beef dry and toss with flour mixture. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a heavy skillet until hot but not smoking, then brown beef in batches, adding as browned to onions and adding more oil to skillet as necessary. Add Worcestershire, mustard, bay leaves, thyme, and enough beer to pot to just cover beef and onions, and then bring to a simmer. Cover pot and braise stew in middle of oven, stirring in brown sugar after an hour, until meat is tender, about 2 hours. Season stew with salt and pepper.

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North Coast Brewing Goes to Sweden

Here’s a flash slideshow from our trip to meet the people who are making North Coast Brewing happen in Sweden!

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Brew to You!

NCBC Red Seal Ale in China“…I have never seen my favourite beer, Red Seal Ale, outside of its home state of California. Yet here it is, in a part of China that I had barely heard of only a few weeks earlier – two bottles for about £4 during happy hour…”

The Independent

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