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 Co. Puts Scrimshaw Pilsner in Cans

NCBC-Website-Header-NC-Whale-Logo (1)North Coast Brewing Co. (Fort Bragg, California) has officially announced that its best-selling Scrimshaw Pilsner is hitting craft beer shelves now as the brewery’s first ever canned beer offering.

Developed in 1988 with a destiny to one day become North Coast Brewing Co.’s first canned beer, Scrimshaw is a Pilsner “brewed in the finest European tradition using Munich malt and Hallertauer and Tettnang hops.”  Coming in at just 4.5% ABV, 138 calories and 11 grams of carbs, Scrimshaw offers “a subtle hop character, a crisp, clean palate and a dry finish.”

“As a pioneer in the craft beer movement, we have always focused on brewing exceptional beers,” says North Coast Brewing CEO Jeffrey Ottoboni. “With this exciting release, we are making our beers more accessible — from draft to bottles to cans. We are proud to share Scrimshaw with devoted and new fans alike, and feel fortunate to be a part of the experiences these cans will help inspire. As an independent brewery, we’re looking toward the future of our industry and meeting the changing needs of craft beer fans, while always holding true to our long-time brewing traditions.”

Scrimshaw is available now in 12-packs of 12 oz. cans in California and further distribution of these cans is expected to be announced in the near future.  This Year-Round offering is also available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California and throughout the rest of North Coast’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Scrimshaw from North Coast Brewing Company

Release – Year-Round; cans launch in February 2020
Style – Pilsner
ABV – 4.5%
IBUs – 22
Calories – 138
Carbs – 11 grams
Malts – Munich
Hops – Hallertauer & Tettnang
Fun Fact – “Like the iconic Scrimshaw bottle label, the can draws inspiration from the delicate engravings popularized by 19th century seafarers. As part of its mission to make the world a better place, One Pint at a Time, North Coast Brewing gives back to marine mammal research and rescue efforts as well as jazz education through its beers. Scrimshaw will initially be released in recyclable 12-pack boxes, with no additional plastic that could end up harming the environment.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://northcoastbrewing.com/beers/beer-locator/

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