North Coast Brewing Company

The North Coast Brewing Company is a craft brewery located in Fort Bragg, California. As of 2018, it is the 46th-largest craft brewer by annual sales volume in the United States.[4]

North Coast Brewing Company
A whale diving through a ring emblazoned with the words North Coast Brewing Company
Original logo
North Coast Old Rasputin (3880933902).jpg
Old Rasputin
Downtown Fort Bragg
TypeFor-profit B Corporation
Location455 N. Main St., Fort Bragg, California, United States
Coordinates39°26′47″N 123°48′22″W / 39.4465°N 123.8062°W / 39.4465; -123.8062Coordinates: 39°26′47″N 123°48′22″W / 39.4465°N 123.8062°W / 39.4465; -123.8062
OpenedAugust 17, 1988; 33 years ago (1988-08-17)
Key people
Annual production volume65,000 US beer barrels [76,000 hL] (2017)
RevenueUS$13.2 million (est. 2018)[3]
Employees75 (2018)[3]
Websitenorthcoastbrewing.com
Active beers
Name Type
Acme IPA India pale ale
Acme Pale Ale California pale ale
Blue Star American wheat beer
Brother Thelonious Belgian strong dark ale
Laguna Baja Vienna dark lager
Le Merle Saison
North Coast Steller IPA India pale ale
Old No. 38 Dublin dry stout
Old Rasputin Russian imperial stout
Old Stock Ale Old ale
PranQster Belgian-style golden ale
Red Seal American amber ale
Scrimshaw Pilsner
Seasonal beers
Name Type
Beachmaster Imperial India pale ale
Tart Cherry /
Passion Fruit Peach /
Cranberry-Quince

Berliner Weisse
Other beers
Name Type
Anniversary XX Agave nectar pale ale
Inactive beers
Name Type
Acme California Brown Brown ale
Beer Engine Red Irish red ale
Black Hart Irish stout
Class of '88 Barley wine
Cru D'or Dubbel
Grand Cru Agave nectar saison
Mary's Pilsner Pilsner
Puck the Beer Petite Saison
Wintertime Ale Christmas beer

HistoryEdit

The North Coast Brewing Company was founded in 1988 as a brewpub by Mark Ruedrich, Tom Allen and Doug Moody, producing 400 barrels of beer its first year.[5] In 1996, they acquired the rights to the Acme Brewing Company brand, originally founded in San Francisco in 1907.[6]

BeersEdit

CurrentEdit

North Coast Brewing Company currently produces 13 beers year-round as well as 4 seasonal beers that are produced quarterly.[7]

Year-roundEdit

Barrel-agedEdit

Limited reserveEdit

  • Anniversary XX - agave nectar pale ale, released in celebration of the brewery's Twentieth anniversary

RetiredEdit

AwardsEdit

Gold and platinum medals won
Name Style Competition
Blue Star Unfiltered American wheat beer World Beer Championships, Chicago (2005  , 2004  , 2003  , 2002  , 2001  )
Brother Thelonious Belgian-style strong dark ale World Beer Championships, Chicago (2019  ); European Beer Star (2015  )
Le Merle Saison Brussels Beer Challenge (2012  ); World Beer Championships, Chicago (2006  , 2005  )
Old No. 38 Dublin dry stout World Beer Championships, Chicago (2003  )
Old Rasputin Russian imperial stout Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival (2012  , 2006  ); World Beer Championships, Chicago (2018  , 2014  , 2006  , 2005  , 2004  , 1999  , 1998  , 1997  , 1996  ); Spring Beer & Wine Fest, Portland, Oregon (2004  ); Great American Beer Festival, Imperial Stout (2002  , 1999  ); World Beer Cup, Imperial Stout (1996  )
Old Stock Ale Old ale World Beer Championships, Chicago (2006  , 2005  , 2003  )
PranQster Belgian-style golden ale International Beer Competition, San Diego (2014  ); World Beer Championships, Chicago (2003  , 2002  , 1998  , 1996  )
Red Seal Ale American amber ale World Beer Championships, Chicago (2006  , 2005  , 2004  , 2003  , 1999  , 1995  , 1994  ); Spring Beer & Wine Fest, Portland (2004  ); Great American Beer Festival, American Amber Ale (2000  ); Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival (2000  )
Scrimshaw Pilsner North American Brewers Association (2001  ); Great American Beer Festival, American Lager Ale (1992  )

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Becker, Dan (2019-05-28). "North Coast Brewing Announces Founder Mark Ruedrich Retirement". The Full Pint - Craft Beer News. Archived from the original on 2019-10-09. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  2. ^ Calder, Chris (2019-01-17). "Owen named NCBC's chief financial officer". Fort Bragg Advocate-News. Archived from the original on 2019-10-09. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  3. ^ a b "North Coast Brewing", Buzzfile
  4. ^ "2018 Top 50 Brewing Companies By Sales Volume". Brewers Association. 2019-03-12. Archived from the original on 2019-10-28. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  5. ^ Quackenbush, Jeff (2017-12-04). "Mark Ruedrich of North Coast Brewing wins large-brewery award". The North Bay Business Journal. Archived from the original on 2019-10-09. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  6. ^ "History of the Acme Brewing Co". BreweryGems.com. Archived from the original on 2019-10-09. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  7. ^ "North Coast Brewing Co. - Fort Bragg, CA". Beer Advocate. Archived from the original on 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2012-05-25.
  8. ^ a b c d Body, Steve. "Deschutes "Class of '88″: Pat and John and Cam Make a Porno". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Archived from the original on 2013-05-12. Retrieved 2013-04-29.
  9. ^ George, Anita (2013-04-08). "10 Music-Inspired Beers". Paste. Archived from the original on 2013-05-11. Retrieved 2013-04-29.
  10. ^ Abercrombie, Fred. "North Coast Brewing Releases Grand Cru & Chats with Bay Area Craft Beer". Bay Area Craft Beer. Archived from the original on 2013-08-18. Retrieved 2013-04-29.

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