North Coast Brewing Co. Partners with Artisanal Imports to Cover Eastern & Central U.S.

Artisanal Imports (Austin, Texas) has officially announced that it has partnered with North Coast Brewing Co. (Fort Bragg, California) to be the brewery’s sales and marketing partner for the central and eastern regions of the United States.

A true pioneer in the craft beer community, North Coast Brewing Co. was founded in 1988 with a mission to “Make the World a Better Place, One Pint at a Time.” The brewery has since gone on to establish a highly respected beer portfolio that includes iconic beers such as Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, Old Stock Ale, Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale, PranQster Belgian Style Golden Ale, and Scrimshaw Pilsner. Now, more than 30 years after its establishment, North Coast is continuing to grow by expanding and improving upon its presence in the eastern and central U.S.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Artisanal team to introduce our portfolio to new markets around the country,” says Jeffrey Ottoboni, Chief Executive Officer of North Coast Brewing Company “The North Coast brand continues to expand, and we are delighted to have the support of Artisanal Imports.”

“I am extremely excited about our North Coast connection, as the brewery is a legendary pioneer in the American craft beer movement,” says Bob Leggett, Founder, and CEO of Artisanal Imports. “Scrimshaw and Old Rasputin are some of my favorites in their styles. The brewery has recently moved into cans that will certainly open new doors. I believe this will be a great partnership, and we will both reap the benefits of our expertise.”

With this partnership in place, Artisanal Imports now represents North Coast Brewing Co. as its sales liaison with on- and off-premises retailers and distributors in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. Prost!

North Coast Brewing Releases Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XXI and Old Stock Ale Cellar Reserve

Old Stock Cellar ReserveNorth Coast Brewing Co. (Fort Bragg, California) has officially announced the nationwide Limited Release of two barrel-aged fan favorites, Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XXI and Old Stock Ale Cellar Reserve.

An elevated take on a legendary Year-Round offering from North Coast Brewing Co., Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XXI began life as Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout and was then aged in bourbon barrels so that it could pick up the “complex and deep flavor that is celebrated by fans and critics alike.”  Known for its “notable mix of rich flavors and warming finish”, Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XXI is at its best when shared and sipped.

Releasing alongside Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XXI, the latest batch of Old Stock Ale Cellar Reserve is Old Stock Ale – a beer “known for its high gravity and generous hopping rate, which makes it a perfect brew for an aged release” – that has been carefully aged in rye whiskey and wheat whiskey barrels.  This treatment yields a sensory experience featuring “layers of intense flavor unique to this take on the Old Stock Ale.”

“We’re thrilled with this year’s Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin and Old Stock Ale Cellar Reserve releases,” said North Coast Brewing Company Brewmaster, Patrick Broderick. “Both releases are an amplified take on two of our classic beers. The richness of these aged brews will make them your go-to choices during the holiday season, and beyond.”

Arriving just in time for the holidays, Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XXI and Old Stock Ale Cellar Reserve are hitting shelves now and will stick around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find both these Limited Release offerings available in 500ml bottles at select craft beer retailers located in Alabama, Florida, California and throughout the rest of North Coast’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

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
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