North Coast Brewing Company

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North Coast Brewing Company
Location Fort Bragg, California
United States
Opened 1988
Owner(s) Mark Ruedrich, Tom Allen, Doug Moody
Active beers
Name Type
ACME IPA India Pale Ale
ACME Pale Ale Pale Ale
Blue Star Wheat beer
Brother Thelonious Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Le Merle Saison
Old No. 38 Stout
Old Rasputin Imperial Stout
Old Stock Ale Old ale
PranQster Ale Belgian Pale Ale
Red Seal Pale Ale
Scrimshaw Pilsener

The North Coast Brewing Company is a microbrewery and pub located in Fort Bragg, California.

History[edit]

The North Coast Brewing Company was founded in 1988. Mark Ruedrich is the company's president and brewmaster. In 1994, they acquired the rights to Acme beer. They are currently the exclusive beer and major sponsor of the Monterey Jazz Festival, SFJazz, the Mendocino Music Festival and the Oregon Jazz Party.[1] In 2012, North Coast was the 42nd largest craft beer producer in the United States based on volume.[2]

Beers[edit]

North Coast Brewing Company currently has 19 active beers.[3] Old Rasputin has received several awards at the World Beer Cup and the 2012 Gold Medal at the Stockholm Beer Festival.

Awards[edit]

Name Style Honors
Alt Nouveau Altbier 1993 Great American Beer Festival Bronze
Oktoberfest Brown Ale 1992 Great American Beer Festival Silver
Old No. 38 Dry Stout 1993 Great American Beer Festival Silver, 1992 Great American Beer Festival Bronze
Old Rasputin Imperial Stout 2002 Great American Beer Festival Gold, 2002 World Beer Cup Bronze, 2001 Great American Beer Festival Bronze, 1998 World Beer Cup Silver, 1996 World Beer Cup Gold
Old Stock Ale Old Ale 2003 Great American Beer Festival Bronze, 2002 World Beer Cup Bronze, 2001 Great American Beer Festival Silver
PranQster Belgian-style Ale 2003 Great American Beer Festival Silver, 1998 World Beer Cup Bronze
Red Seal Ale Red Ale 2002 Great American Beer Festival Silver, 2000 Great American Beer Festival Gold, 1992 Great American Beer Festival Silver
Scrimshaw Lager 2000 Great American Beer Festival Bronze, 1996 Great American Beer Festival Silver, 1996 World Beer Cup Bronze, 1994 Great American Beer Festival Bronze, 1992 Great American Beer Festival Gold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North Coast Brewing Company". Visit Mendocino. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Scully, Sean. "Four North Coast craft brewers among 50 largest in U.S.". PressDemocrat.com. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "North Coast Brewing Company". Beer Advocate. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d Body, Steve. "Deschutes "Class of ’88″: Pat and John and Cam Make a Porno". Hearst Seattle Media, LLC. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  5. ^ George, Anita (8 April 2013). "10 Music-Inspired Beers". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Abercrombie, Fred. "North Coast Brewing Releases Grand Cru & Chats with Bay Area Craft Beer". Bay Area Craft Beer. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 

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