94,192.6 lbs. CO2

North Coast Brewing CO.

Since 1988

A pioneer in the Craft Beer movement, North Coast Brewing Company opened in 1988 as a local brewpub in the historic town of Fort Bragg, located on California’s Mendocino Coast.

Under the leadership of Brewmaster Mark Ruedrich, the brewery has developed a strong reputation for quality having won more than 70 awards in national and international competitions.

In addition to Red Seal Ale, Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, Scrimshaw Pilsner, and other fine North Coast brands, the brewery has resurrected the old Acme label with a heritage dating back to the San Francisco of the 1860s.

These exceptional beers are available in 47 states now and also are exported to Europe and the Pacific Rim.

We are proud to announce our support of WDCB- 90.9fm Listener-Supported Public Radio.

Visit WDCB to find out more about "Chicago's Home for Jazz" and events during the Chicago Jazz Festival.  It's WDCB Night on Tuesday, September 1st  at Monk's Pub for WDCB's Pre-Jazz Fest Listening Party.

Thursday, September 10 in the North Coast Brewing Taprrom's Jazz at the Sequoia Room: The Geoffrey Keezer Trio - Geoffrey Keezer (piano), Richie Goods (bass) and Alan Hall (drums) with special guest Gillian Margot (vocalist) - One Show at 7:30 pm (seating begins at 6:30 pm)  Tickets

With his highly regarded discography, unique compositions, and acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations, pianist Geoffrey Keezer commands the attention typically reserved for the living legends of jazz. Whether recording with jazzy chanteuses Diana Krall or Dianne Reeves, touring with trumpet king Chris Botti, or collaborating with pop icon Sting, sax legend Wayne Shorter, guitar wizard Jim Hall, star bassist Christian McBride or vibes master Joe Locke, Geoffrey "has more than enough virtuosity and sheer musical wit and intelligence to weave all of his apparently disparate strands of influence into an original and compelling whole" -Time Magazine.


Congratulations to everyone who made “Pop the Cap” such a successful campaign and helped turn North Carolina into one of the savviest beer places in America.  

"In February 2003, a motely group of thirty-five beer lovers gathered to discuss one issue: how to lift North Carolina's 6% alcohol by volume (ABV) cap on beer.  For seventy years, North Caroina had imposed a 6% ABV restriction on beer sold and brewed within the state.  

On August 13, 2005, Governor Mike Easley signed House Bill 392into law, lifting the 6% ABV cap to a more reasonable 15%. We called. We wrote.  We conquered!"  North Coast Brewing Company is very proud to have been part of the grass roots effort, bringing great Craft Beers to No. Carolina!  Read More


The Taproom is now open seven days a week from 2 PM (Guests age 21+)  Enjoy exceptional North Coast Brewing Company beers and our bar menu from 2 pm to closing.  Our Dining room begins serving our full menu at 4 pm and is open to all ages.

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout wins GOLD medal in World Beer Championships 

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Jazz @ the Sequoia Room—the finest jazz venue on the North Coast.

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