North Coast Brewing Co.
Fort Bragg, California

Website: www.northcoastbrewing.com

Red-SealRed Seal Ale
Country: America
Style: American Amber Ale
Colour: Amber
IBU: 42
Alcohol by Volume: 5.5%
Format: 24 x 355ml and 30L key kegs when available
Availability: Regularly stocked
Tasting Notes:
Malt and hops are beautifully married in this full-bodied, copper-red Pale Ale. Red Seal is generously hopped for a long, spicy finish. An excellent accompaniment to grilled meats and rich sauces.
Comments: 

              90 Points, Rated "Exceptional" 
              Beverage Testing Institute, Chicago.

"In my estimation, even more so than Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Red Seal strikes the perfect balance between refreshment and substance
Mark Lisheron, Austin American-Statesman

Old-RasputinOld Rasputin Imperial Stout
Country: America
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Colour: Black
IBU: 75
Alcohol by Volume: 9%
Format: 24 x 355ml and 30L key kegs when available
Availability: Regularly stocked
Tasting Notes: Produced in the tradition of 18th Century English brewers who supplied the court of Russia's Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin seems to develop a cult following wherever it goes. It's a rich, intense brew with big complex flavors and a warming finish.
Comments:

                91 Points, Rated "Exceptional" 
          Beverage Testing Institute, Chicago.

"These folks don't fool around with their beers. Very big, very complex, and downright kick-ass."
The Brew Guide


BroTheloniusBrother
Thelonius
Country: America
Style: Belgian Style Strong Dark
Colour: Dark Mahogany
IBU: 32
Alcohol by Volume: 9.4%
Format: 24 x 355ml and 30L key kegs when available
Availability: Regularly stocked
Tasting Notes:
Like a Belgian “Dark Strong Ale”, the beer is rich and robust with an ABV of 9.3%. The package features a label picturing the jazz master himself.
Comments:
When you buy Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale you also help to support the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz whose mission is to offer the world's most promising young musicians college level training by America's jazz masters and to present public school-based jazz education programs for young people around the world.  All of these programs are offered free of charge to the students and schools.

PranQsterPranQster
Country: America
Style: Belgian Style Golden Ale
Colour: Soft Gold
IBU: 20
Alcohol by Volume: 7.6%
Format: 24 x 355ml and 30L key kegs when available
Availability: Regularly stocked
Tasting Notes:
Belgian Ales represent the height of the brewers' art. Sophisticated brewing techniques, yeast blends and unique flavoring elements have elevated the beers of Belgium to the status enjoyed by wine in other countries.PranQster follows in this tradition using a mixed culture of antique yeast strains that produce a floral nose, a full fruity flavor and a clean finish.
Comments:

                92 Points, Rated "Exceptional" 
                    Beverage Testing Institute, Chicago.




Old-38Old No.38 Stout
Country: America
Style: Dublin Dry Stout
Colour: Onyx
IBU: 53
Alcohol by Volume: 5.5%
Format: 24 x 355ml and 30L key kegs when available
Availability: Regularly stocked
Tasting Notes:
Named for a retired California Western Railroad steam engine on the Fort Bragg to Willits run through the Redwoods, Old No. 38 Stout is a smooth, firm-bodied stout with the toasted character and coffee notes of dark malts and roasted barley.
Comments:

                85 Points, Rated "Exceptional" 
                    Beverage Testing Institute, Chicago.

"This is a wonderful ale. Possibly the best stout made in America."
Michael Jackson, KCBS Food News


Old-Stock-AleOld Stock Ale
Country: America
Style: Old Ale
Colour: Mahogany
IBU: 36
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
Format: 24 x 355ml and 30L key kegs when available
Availability: Annual Vintage Release
Tasting Notes:
Like a fine port, Old Stock Ale is intended to be laid down. With an original gravity of over 1.100 and a generous hopping rate, Old Stock Ale is well-designed to round-out and mellow with age. It's brewed with classic Maris Otter malt and Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops, all imported from England.
Comments:

              96 Points, Rated  "Superlative"
                  Beverage Testing Institute, Chicago

"Dark chestnut-amber hue.... Exotic winey aromas.... Shockingly vinous fruit.... Superlative."
BTI. Chicago.

Le-Merle-350Le Merle
Country: America
Style: Saison
Colour: Straw
IBU: 26
Alcohol by Volume: 7.9%
Format: 12 x 375ml and 30L key kegs when available
Availability: Limited supply
Tasting Notes:
Le Merle is a rustic ale, pale in color, inspired by the rich brewing traditions of the Flanders region. Abundant hops and a Belgian yeast strain contribute exotic aromas of tropical fruit.
Comments:

 
A heavenly American Saison Highly Recommended” 
                  - Celebrator Beer News

May 2010

Le Merle Named Best Cult Brew by SF Weekly
SF Weekly has named Le Merle Best Cult Brew: "...North Coast's Le Merle...is the perfect fusion between American and Belgian brewing traditions."



ScrimshawScrimshaw
Country: America
Style: Pilsner
Colour: Pale Straw
IBU: 22
Alcohol by Volume: 4.4%
Format: 24 x 355ml and 30L key kegs when available
Availability: Limited supply
Tasting Notes:
Named for the delicate engravings popularized by 19th century seafarers, Scrimshaw is a fresh tasting Pilsner brewed in the finest European tradition using Munich malt and, Hallertauer and Tettnang hops. Scrimshaw has a subtle hop character, a crisp, clean palate, and a dry finish.
Comments:

       89 Points, Rated "Highly Recommended" 
                  Beverage Testing Institute, Chicago.

"Aromatic, spicy-hop nose. Subtle pale malt flavors.... Finishes cleanly.... Refreshing, with the hop profile being the main attraction."  BTI. Chicago


Blue-Star

Blue Star
Country: America
Style: American Wheat Beer
Colour: Translucent Straw
IBU: 17
Alcohol by Volume: 5.5%
Format: 24 x 355ml and 30L key kegs when available
Availability: Limited supply
Tasting Notes:
Choice American barley and wheat malts are combined with a blend of noble hops to create this light, fruity, refreshing beer. Brewed in the style of the American beer renaissance, Blue Star is unfiltered, the yeast adding a complex note to the flavor profile.

Comments:

                 92 Points, Rated  "Exceptional" 
                Beverage Testing Institute, Chicago.

"A rich entry leads to smooth, medium-bodied toasted malt palate with nice dry citrus (bitter lemon) and mild,bittering hops. This shows great balance and sorts plenty of flavors in a stylish manner". BTI Chicago

 
 
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