North Coast Brewing Company

North Coast Grand Cru

North Coast Grand Cru

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A Grand Cru to end all.  This beer is huge across the board.  The ABV is pushing 13%, Agave Nectar is incorporated into the brew, and it is aged in Bourbon barrels to maturation.  Or should I say perfection?  I sincerely thought I was in for a dark maroon colored ale that tasted more like […] ... [Read more]

North Coast Old Stock Ale 2011

North Coast Old Stock Ale 2011

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To be quite honest, I have not sat down to a NCBC beer in a long time.  I have a few Barrel Aged Old Raspy’s chillin’ in my basement and I’ve been meaning to pick up the 2009 aged Old Stock Ale, but have not pulled the trigger.  Found this bottle among the singles and […] ... [Read more]

North Coast Blue Star American Wheat Beer

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As I’ve said before, beer is the best gift someone could give. Okay, maybe not the best, but top three, easily. This one was a single from a set of six, a mixed bag of California brews graciously bestowed on me by a friend. I have always loved wheats. Now when I say that, I […] ... [Read more]

North Coast Brother Thelonious Belgian-Style Abbey Ale

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If I’m completely honest, I would say that Belgian-style ales don’t really get me that excited. Whether they be genuine Trappist ales from Chimay or Rochefort, or simply “Belgian-style” homages like the North Coast one I’m reviewing … I simply haven’t developed my palate for them yet. That’s not to say that I don’t respect […] ... [Read more]

North Coast Old Rasputin XII

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North Coast’s Old Rasputin XII is a special release, bourbon barrel-aged edition of the Fort Bragg, CA brewery’s award winning Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout. It was released in June 2009 to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the beer, following the immense popularity of Old Rasputin XI in 2008. Supplies are fairly limited. Noel: Every […] ... [Read more]

North Coast Red Seal Ale

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After reading the reviews of North Coast Brewing Co. on The Perfectly Happy Man and seeing how highly rated their beers were, I figured it was time to introduce myself to this brewery. I primarily drink beer from breweries in my state of Michigan as I’m just doing my part to support the ailing economy. […] ... [Read more]

North Coast Old Rasputin

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Nate: My goal is to drink this beer slowly. I personally tend to enjoy stouts at a warmer temperature. However, for some reason Guinness may be an exception. I enjoy the warming quality of Russian imperial stouts. I believe that the warming quality comes from the higher ABV but is enhanced when the liquid itself […] ... [Read more]

North Coast Pranqster

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I’m going to go ahead a gloat for just a moment, if that’s permissible, because there are certain days in life that just can’t be allowed to seep into the vacuum of the unmemorable, attenuate into the mash of the unexceptional if you will (a Timmy original). At the end of this day I feel […] ... [Read more]

North Coast Acme California Pale Ale

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Appearance: Pours golden straw, cloudy, 1 finger head, disappears to a film. As time passes this beer has turned completely clear. Aroma: Very apparent, grainy, bready, yeasty smell, maybe hops – but not a hop dominated aroma at all. A bit fruity, maybe peach or apricot notes, pleasant. This beer tastes very similar to how […] ... [Read more]

North Coast Old #38 Stout

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I’m not a stout drinker … not yet at least. My exploration into the world of craft beer started with a few choice brews which I will list. New Glarus Spotted Cow, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, North Coast Brewing Red Seal Ale and North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner. Oh wait, dare I say it? Yes, even […] ... [Read more]