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7th February 2014

Coast to Coaster! California brewer releases new UK range

The nation’s growing community of craft beer devotees have ten new reasons to celebrate after North Coast, one of California’s most celebrated Microbreweries, announced that a selected range of their products is being released in the UK for the first time.


North Coast will unveil the new range at the ‘Craft Beer Rising’ event which takes place at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London between 21st and 23rd February 2014.


The craft beer pioneers, based at Fort Bragg, Medocino County and brewing since 1988, will unveil a UK portfolio that has earned a staggering 41 gold medals at The World Beer Championships held annually in Chicago, Illinois.


The new collection is headed up by Old Rasputin Imperial Stout, a rich, intense brew rated at a perfect 100 on industry standard and winner of seven gold medals at The World Beer Championships. Old Rasputin has earned a perfect score despite over 3,500 reviews.


North Coast are also releasing Old Stock Ale, a dark chestnut ‘Old Ale’ rated 99 on Ratebeer, winner of one platinum and three golds; Brother Thelonious (97), a Belgian style Abbey Ale and silver medallist; Le Merle (96) a Belgian style Farmhouse Ale and gold medal winner; and PranQster (92), a Belgian Style Golden Ale and four-time gold medal winner.


In addition to full-bodied American Amber Ale Red Seal Ale (six gold medals), Scrimshaw Pilsner (five silver medals), Blue Star Wheat Beer (five gold medals), and Grand Cru, North Coast have also resurrected the old Acme label with a heritage dating back to the San Francisco of the 1860s.


Bottles of Acme’s California Pale Ale and California IPA, who each earned seven gold medals between 2000 and 2006, are adorned by Ruby, the Swinging Girl indicative of the nose cone art found on World War II Bombers.


North Coast’s portfolio will be available in the UK from Left Coast Distribution. For more information, contact Nigel Garlick on 07977 507447 or