Laurie Delk of 100 beers. 30 days. just chose Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout as one of her top ten favorite stouts from the West Coast:
“Rich, homemade molasses cookies, baking spices, clove, nutmeg, cardamon, and even pepper prickled my nose. On the palate, tobacco and dark, dark chocolate with its trademark bitterness, a wonderful complement to the sugar and spice. And this one is everything nice.”
Read the whole article in Happy Hour Magazine.
#1 Craft Beer for 2011: Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
Best of 2011: Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin (Platinum Medal, “Superlative”)
—BTI: World Beer Championships
Brewer of the Year, 2011: North Coast Brewing
—Beer Journal, December 31, 2011
Top 11 Beers for 2011: Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XIV
“…World class, the best of the best.…
This is beer at its highest level of sophistication….”
Modern Brewery Age Weekly E-Newsletter • Volume 63, No. 1 • January 5, 2012
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“[Like] Vincent Price reading you a bedtime story.”
From Richard Bolster at Private Tap: “This ale is truly the champagne of bottle beers (Miller take note).” “[An] exquisite creation.”
Brewer Cameron: “North Coast does it again! …This beer floored me. …Everything about this beer is strong in a sophisticated way.”
Read the full reviews here:
Private Tap | Brewer Cameron
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.
We’re very excited to release our latest premium beer, Grand Cru. We’ve had a good time exploring the brewing possibilities outside of the standard beer styles; Grand Cru doesn’t fit neatly into any established category.
Reminiscent of our Gold Medal-winning Twentieth Anniversary Ale, North Coast Grand Cru is brewed exclusively with Pils malt, with an addition of agave nectar in the kettle. It’s subtle, complex, and lightly hopped with a deceptive 12.5% ABV, and aging it in oak gives this unique beer an extra dimension. The result is really champagne-like.
North Coast Grand Cru will be available in July in 500 ML bottles with a cork and wire finish and in 1/6 BBL kegs in limited markets throughout the country. Read more.