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FORT BRAGG, CA, (October 26, 2021)North Coast Brewing Company (NCBC), an independent American craft brewery producing award-winning beers since 1988, has had a recent change in their leadership structure.  After almost two years as CEO, Jeff Ottoboni is no longer with the company.

NCBC’s second in command through the pandemic, Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Owen has been a part of the leadership team since 2019.  Owen’s leadership skills, knowledge and experience made her the ideal candidate for promotion by the North Coast Brewing Company Board of Directors as Interim CEO. Owen will also retain the CFO title as the company moves forward.

“I am honored to lead North Coast into the future. We have built an exceptionally talented and dynamic team of employees, and their enthusiasm for working together to grow our company is inspiring.  I am proud to work for a company that continues to hold true to our B Corp values as we support our community and make delicious beer.”
– Jennifer Owen.


About North Coast Brewing Company:
Founded in 1988, NCBC crafts a wide range of exceptional, award-winning beers, including Scrimshaw, the number one performing craft Pilsner in the country according to current IRI sales data, and the cult favorite Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout.  In addition, NCBC produces a full line of beer styles including world renowned Belgian Style Ales such as Pranqster, Le Merle, and Brother Thelonious and was a leader in introducing barrel aged beers. NCBC beers are available in 48 U.S. states and internationally.

NCBC’s mission: “Making the World a Better Place, One Pint at a Time”.

For NCBC’s sustainability report, visit:

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