Tuesday, April 11, 2006
North Coast Brewing visit yields jazzy ale.
We began the day with an incredible organic breakfast at a diner adjoining our cheap motel in Fort Bragg, California, then drove two blocks down the street of the coastal tourist town -- it was pouring rain, after all -- to North Coast Brewing Co., maker of Old Rasputin, Red Seal and PranQster, among other classic microbrews.
It was morning tour time, courtesy of Doug Moody, the brewery's VP and National Sales Manager.
We learned many things, but for now, the part worth reporting is the creation of a new beer: Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale.
Our bottles are short fills. They've survived tonight ... but tomorrow will be another story.