Chef Michael O’Connor of Houston’s nationally-known steakhouse collaborated with Brewmaster Mark Ruedrich to develop a menu of showcase pairings. Read the full press release here.
New restaurant Haddington’s in Austin, Texas recently featured North Coast Brewing in a Beer Dinner pairing craft brews with artisanal cheeses. Read more….
The Mendocino Music Festival has been presenting outstanding musical performances under a majestic canopy tent on the Mendocino headlands since 1986. This year, for the first time, North Coast Brewing Co. is the presenting sponsor. The brewery’s association with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz has created the opportunity for a special guest appearance by Kevin Eubanks on Sunday, July 10. The festival program includes not only the local Festival Big Band Jazz Orchestra (Saturday July 16) but also three additional Jazz features. For dates and times, visit the website: www.mendocinomusic.com
Come join us on April 27th for an exceptional dining experience featuring the beers of North Coast Brewing and the culinary creations of Chef John Ash.
Over the past 23 years, under the leadership of Brewmaster Mark Ruedrich, the North Coast Brewing Company has developed a worldwide reputation for quality, having won more than 70 awards in national and international competitions.
John Ash, one of America’s best known chefs, is an author, educator and restaurateur. He is an instructor at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, in the Napa Valley, and has also hosted his own TV show on the Food Network.
For this special dinner in the Sequoia Room at the North Coast Brewing Co. Taproom and Grill, Chef Ash has collaborated with Brewmaster Ruedrich to create a menu designed to demonstrate the synergy between great food and the world’s most food-friendly beverage—beer.
North Coast Brewing, presenting sponsor of the twenty-fifth season of the Mendocino Music Festival, is donating 100% of the dinner proceeds to the Mendocino Music Festival. This Brewmaster dinner is a wonderful example of NCBC’s support of the music arts, and charitable giving in our community. We hope to see you April 27th.
Don’t miss out on one of the Coast’s most fun events! The 27th Annual Whale Run/Walk Race sponsored by Soroptimist International of Fort Bragg will be held Saturday, March 19, 2011, and there’s something for everybody: 5K and 10K competitive runs, a 5K competitive walk, a 5K fun walk. Even kids 4 and up can get in on the action with short distance races especially arranged for them. The race route is spectacular—paralleling one of the most dramatic beaches in the country just north of our Taproom and Grill. So if you’re planning on visiting the brewery during Whale Festival weekend, bring your running shoes!
In a ceremony at San Francisco’s Ferry Building hosted by Alice Waters, famed chef of Chez Panisse and pioneer of the American slow food movement, North Coast Brewing Co. was recognized as a Good Food Awards Winner. The Good Food Awards honor companies producing tasty, authentic foods in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
“We couldn’t be more pleased,” said Mark Ruedrich, President and Brewmaster of the Fort Bragg, California-based brewery. “The craft brewing movement has been one of the most vital elements on the American food scene for the past several years. Exceptional beers from small producers are leading the way in expanding the country’s tastes and creating a place for themselves at the dining table.”
North Coast Brewing PranQster Belgian Style Golden Ale, the Good Food Awards winner, is brewed with unique Belgian yeast strains that result in a fruity, floral character particularly well-suited to complement a wide variety of foods. While PranQster has been honored with awards from national and international beer tasting competitions, and North Coast has been named as “One of the 10 Best Breweries in the World” by Chicago’s Beverage Testing Institute, this Good Food Award marks the first time the brewery has been recognized by the larger, all-encompassing food community.
North Coast brewmaster Mark Ruedrich recently teamed-up with James Beard award-winning chef Paul Kahan to stage an amazing dinner at Chicago’s Publican restaurant. The restaurant, which is the go-to spot in the city’s trendy Fulton Market district, features pork and seafood dishes that are pristine and simply prepared. The bar offerings are “beer-centric,” among the best to be found anywhere and are served in an environment with communal tables reminiscent of a European beer hall. There was a truffle focus to the evening’s menu and each of Chef Kahan’s dishes was paired with a different North Coast beer:
• Kushi oysters and Nantucket scallops with Bergamot oil and white Alba truffles. Le Merle Belgian-style Saison Ale
• Buckwheat capellini alla chittara with brown butter, pine nuts, Parmesan vechi rosa and white Alba truffles. PranQster Belgian-style Golden Ale
• Smoked Pekin duck breast and sausage with rutabaga, dried apricots, and black Perigord truffles. Brother Thelonious Belgian-style Abbey Ale
• Braised beef tongue with candied niçoise olives and black Perigord truffles. Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
• Dark chocolate financier with sour cherries, cherry pit ice cream and black Perigord truffles. 2010 Old Stock Ale
At $125 per ticket, over 200 appreciative folks agreed that it was a bargain!!!
North Coast Senior VP Doug Moody (right) with T.S. Monk III (left) and Kevin Eubanks (center), at Brasserie Beck in Washington D.C., a Brewmaster Dinner fundraiser for Monk Institute that preceded the annual scholarship competition.
Chef Robert Wiedmaier’s Brasserie Beck is well known in the Washington DC area both for its selection of over 100 Belgian beers and its award-winning kitchen. On October 3, 2010, the Brasserie collaborated with North Coast Brewing Co., pairing our American-brewed Belgian-style beers with an exciting menu. The dinner was a fundraiser for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. The sold-out event was attended by the Institute’s Chairman, T.S. Monk III, and Kevin Eubanks, former musical director of The Tonight Show, now director of the Institute’s Jazz in the Classroom program, as well as NCBC founders, President Mark Ruedrich, Executive VP Tom Allen and Senior VP Doug Moody. Read more.
North Coast Brewing completed the celebration of its 20th anniversary on Sunday, September 7. The festivities began on Friday evening with a banquet honoring many of those in the industry who had contributed to the brewery’s success. That was followed by a beer and cheese tasting on Saturday as a benefit for the Coast Humane Society. The event featured artisan cheeses paired with North Coast brews including Brother Thelonious, Old Stock Ale, Le Merle and others.
The weekend culminated on Sunday with a sell-out concert by the New Orleans group, the subdudes, that was attended by over 900 very enthusiastic fans. North Coast Brewing sponsored the concert as a fund raiser for the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and the North Coast Salmon Fisheries.
The brewery is proud to have been an important part of the Mendocino Coast community for twenty years as an employer, a social hub and a contributor to making life here even more idyllic.