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 –
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 –
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.’”