North Coast Brewing Brings Belgo-Style Dry-Hopped Pale Ale Back for the Summer

Belgo-yrbNorth Coast Brewing Co. (Fort Bragg, California) has officially announced that Belgo-Style Dry-Hopped Pale Ale is headed back to shelves and taps to serve as the brewery’s late-summer Seasonal.

Back for the second year in a row, Belgo-Style Dry-Hopped Pale Ale is a summer session beer that is actually a close relative to North Coast Brewing Co.’s award-winning Le Merle Saison.  Although these two beers share the same malt, hops and yeast, Belgo-Style Dry-Hopped Pale Ale is brewed with less grain (to lower the ABV to 4.1%) and undergoes a light dry hop stage with Mosaic and Citra hops to stand apart from its sister brew.  With these slight but impactful changes allowing Belgo-Style Dry-Hopped Pale Ale to offer “subtle aromas and flavors that smack of the tropics, . . . this take on Belgian Pale Ale showcases a perfectly carbonated marriage of hop spiciness and refreshing drinkability.”

“The twist we gave Belgo, which is absent in the very traditional Le Merle, was to lightly dry hop the beer using Mosaic and Citra hops, which confer a subtle, yet very satisfying hop aroma and flavor that finishes the beer nicely,” North Coast Brewmaster Patrick Broderick said. “Belgo is the perfect beer for lazing by the pool on those hot, summer days.”

Belgo-Style Dry-Hopped Pale Ale is available now and will be hanging around through the remaining months of summer.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California and throughout the rest of North Coast Brewing Co.’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Belgo-Style Dry-Hopped Pale Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.

Release – Seasonal/Limited, Summer 2018
Style – Belgian Pale Ale
ABV – 4.1%
IBUs – 27
Featured Hops – Mosaic & Citra
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://northcoastbrewing.com/beers/beer-locator/

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North Coast Brewing Co. to Offer Passion Fruit-Peach Berliner Weisse as Summer Seasonal

logo-w-taglineNorth Coast Brewing Co. (Fort Bragg, California) has officially announced that Passion Fruit-Peach Berliner Weisse will serve as the summer edition of the brewery’s ever-changing, limited release “Berlin White Beer”.

Here to hit summer with “a Pan-American take” on a classic German style, Passion Fruit-Peach Berliner Weisse – or “Berlin White Beer” – ” is infused with the juices of California peaches and Ecuadorian passion fruit, resulting in a slightly sweet, slightly sour brew.”  Weighing in at a low 4.1% ABV, Passion Fruit-Peach Berliner Weisse promises to be “an ideal session beer for hot afternoons, weekend BBQs, or even as a refreshing substitute to a brunch-hour mimosa.”

“The tartness of a Berliner Weisse beer, tempered with sweet peach and tropical passion fruit, makes our Passion Fruit-Peach Berliner Weisse a refreshing summer quencher,” said Brewmaster Chuck Martins.

Passion Fruit-Peach Berliner Weisse is rolling out now and will be available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 22 oz. bottles and on draft during the summer months (as long as supplies last).  You can expect to find this new Limited/Seasonal offering at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California and throughout the rest of North Coast Brewing’s nationwide distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Passion Fruit-Peach Berliner Weisse from North Coast Brewing Co.

Release – Summer Seasonal/Limited, launching June 2018
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – 4.1%
IBUs – 0
Added Ingredients – California peaches & passion fruit from Ecuador
Fun Fact – On the brewery’s commitment to Non-GMO Verified beers: “North Coast Brewing’s core beer brands are already Non-GMO Project Verified via a rigorous, third-party review process that ensures none of the ingredients or processing aids used in the brewing process have been contaminated by or commingled with GMO ingredients or products.
For 2018, the seasonal Berliner Weisses, including this release of the Passion Fruit-Peach Berliner Weisse, have been added to the list of Non-GMO Verified beers as part of the Brewery’s ongoing commitment to high quality and transparency in craft beer production.”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://northcoastbrewing.com/beers/beer-locator/

Craft Brewers Nationwide Collaborate on Epic Bottle Auction For ‘We Are Stoneman Douglas’ Charity Event

50 vintage and rare signed bottles from over two dozen breweries will auction online to raise funds for victims’ families and survivors of the tragic Parkland, FL shooting.

 

OAKLAND PARK, FL (April 5, 2018) – Following the horrific events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida this past February, brewers from across the country are coming together to offer assistance and support to those affected most. Over two dozen brewers nationwide have donated rare and vintage bottles of beer — many of which are signed by owners, founders, and head brewers from companies such as Stone Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and more — in what has become an epic and unique lot of craft beer for the ages.

This lot is being auctioned online via the We Are Stoneman Douglas site (https://one.bidpal.net/wearemsd, click “Auction Items” on menu) with proceeds benefiting the Broward Education Foundation’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas fund. One hundred percent of all funds generated by this project will directly benefit the families of victims, survivors, and those affected by this tragedy. A second lot of signed barrel-aged and vintage beers from Funky Buddha Brewery, and a private dinner for 30, will also be auctioned.

This online auction (with over 50 other incredible auction items) is being organized by the Parkland Golf & Country Club located in Parkland, FL with assistance from Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park, Florida. Individuals can bid on the online auctions through Sunday, April 8th. Due to regulations, these bottle lots will be available for local pickup only.

“This has been an amazing show of support and solidarity from brewers around the country, most of whom signed on and contributed unbelievable beers within minutes,” says Ryan Sentz, co-founder of Funky Buddha Brewery and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School graduate. “Although this tragedy was horrific beyond words, we can take heart in the incredible response from the community and others that shows we have the strength and bravery to rise above it and make a true difference in people’s lives.”
 
Bottles include (pictured above):
Funky Buddha Lot:
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**Editor’s Note: The writers at Mashing In typically prefer to write their own content, but we all decided it was best to immediately post this press release verbatim due to its important subject matter and the timely nature of this auction.**

North Coast Brewing Co.’s 2018 Old Stock Ale Hits Shelves

Old-Stock-2018-bottle-and-pourNorth Coast Brewing Co. (Fort Bragg, California) has officially announced the release of the 2018 vintage of its long-standing and highly regarded Old Stock Ale.

Originally brewed in 2000, the Old Stock Ale program was established by North Coast Brewing as an attempt to revive a style at a time “when the last of the classic English old ales had nearly disappeared from the market.”  Meant to celebrate both the brewing and aging traditions of Old Ales, Old Stock Ale has been “well-designed . . . with an original gravity of over 1.100 and a generous hopping rate” so that the beer will “round out and mellow with age.” Officially arriving as this brew’s 19th vintage, 2018 Old Stock Ale (12% ABV, 34 IBUs) stays true to its English roots by being brewed with “classic Maris Otter malt and Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops, all imported from England.”

2018 Old Stock Ale is officially on shelves now and will hang around through the rest of the year.  You can expect to find this vintage ale available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles at fine craft beer retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, California and throughout the rest of North Coast’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for 2018 Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.

Release – Year-Round/Vintage, 2018 batch arrives March 2018
Style – Old Ale
ABV – 12%
IBUs – 34
Featured Malts – Maris Otter
Featured Hops – Fuggles & East Kent Goldings
Suggested Food Pairings – “[North Coast recommends] tasting a young Old Stock with a pairing of Parmigiano-Reggiano or a classic English Cheddar like the Lincolnshire Poacher, Montgomery Cheddar or Keen’s Cheddar. Older vintages that have been cellared pair well with classic blue cheeses like an English Stilton or a Spanish Valdeon.”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Beer Finder – https://northcoastbrewing.com/beers/beer-locator/

North Coast Brewing Adds Beachmaster Imperial IPA to Seasonal Lineup

Beachmaster-Imperial-IPA-bottleNorth Coast Brewing Co. (Fort Bragg, California) has officially released Beachmaster Imperial IPA as the brewery’s newest Seasonal offering.

Created as a “tribute and companion” to North Coast Brewing Co.’s flagship Red Seal Ale, Beachmaster Imperial IPA continues the seal theme by honoring “the mighty Northern Elephant Seals that frequent [the] coast from Mexico to Alaska.”  Weighing in at a substantial 9% ABV and 100 IBUs (practically double the size of Red Seal), the massive Beachmaster promises to be a high quality, finely crafted Imperial India Pale Ale that will fit in easily with North Coast’s “lively array of iconic beers.”

Beachmaster Imperial IPA is officially available now in 12 oz. bottles and on draft.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California and throughout the rest of North Coast Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Beachmaster Imperial IPA from North Coast Brewing Co.

Release – Seasonal, launching February 2018
Style – Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 9%
IBUs – 100
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “Artist Mike Patrick, whose work has appeared on several of our labels including Red Seal Ale, Old No. 38 Stout, and North Coast Steller IPA, created the bull Elephant Seal illustration.”
Availability – 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://northcoastbrewing.com/beers/beer-locator/

North Coast Brewing’s Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XX Hits Distribution

Barrel-Aged-Old-Rasputin-XX-bottleNorth Coast Brewing Company (Fort Bragg, California) has announced that its annually-released Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout is officially back on shelves for a limited time.

Each year, the folks at North Coast Brewing Company honor their “infamous” Old Rasputin Imperial Stout – a Year-Round offering named after the Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin – by brewing a special batch and aging it in whiskey barrels.  This year’s release, Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XX (11.9% ABV), was aged in Bourbon barrels to add an “an extra kick and flavor profile to an already impressively well-balanced and potent brew.”

Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XX is available now in extremely limited quantities of 500ml cork and cage bottles.  You can expect to find this Limited Release at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California and throughout the rest of North Coast Brewing Company’s nationwide distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XX from North Coast Brewing Company

Release – Limited, late-November 2017
Style – Russian Imperial Stout
ABV – 11.9%
IBUs – 38
Treatment – Aged in Bourbon barrels
Availability – 500ml bottles with a cork & wire finish
Beer Finder – http://www.northcoastbrewing.com/beers/beer-locator/
Fun Fact – “Originally destined for limited release out of the brewery’s retail shop and Taproom in Fort Bragg, CA, [Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin] quickly grew in notoriety and beginning in 2010 North Coast put it into broader distribution. It’s still a limited – and coveted – release but can now be found in specialty stores around the country.”

North Coast Brewing Co. Introduces Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse

Berliner-Weisse-Tart-Cherry-22ozNorth Coast Brewing Co. (Fort Bragg, California) recently announced the release of Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse as the brewery’s latest limited offering.

Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse was created by North Coast Brewing Co. as a means of recognizing the vernal equinox and the arrival of spring.  This refreshing beer was brewed with the juice of Michigan Montmorency cherries to “[soften] the lactic finish of the beer and [give] it a springtime blush.”  Weighing it at just 4.1% ABV, Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse aims to be a refreshing treat that should be enjoyed on a beautiful spring day.

This “very limited” offering is available now in 22 oz. bottles and on draft. Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse might be found at select craft beer establishments in Alabama, Florida, California, and throughout the rest of North Coast Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint.  Due to the limited nature of this release, the brewery cannot confirm that any area in particular is guaranteed to see Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse.  (**Note** We can confirm that Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse is on shelves in Birmingham, Alabama. **Note**)  If this offering has piqued your interest, you can click here to contact your local distributor directly to see if they are expecting a shipment of this brew.  Otherwise, just watch those shelves and snag yourself a bottle of Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse when/if you see it.  Prost!

Vital Information for Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse from North Coast Brewing Co.  

Release – Limited, March 2017
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – 4.1%
IBUs – 0
Added Ingredients – Juice of Michigan Montmorency cherries
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://www.northcoastbrewing.com/beers/beerlocator/
Fun Fact – “Michael Jackson describes ‘Berlin White Beer’ as having an ‘insistent sparkle, a fragrant fruitiness in the nose, a sharp, dry palate, and a frisson of quenching, sour acidity in the finish.’”