North Coast Brewery of Fort Bragg, California has been a pioneer in the craft beer movement since 1988 when they opened up a small local brew pub. Brewmaster Mark Ruedrich built on these humble beginnings and is now widely respected as an award-winning brewer and force in the craft brew world. North Coast is home to such great beers as Red Seal Ale, Scrimshaw Pilsner, and the outstanding Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout.
With that said, mark your calendars for Monday, June 20th because Engine 15 Brewing Co is holding a beer dinner featuring the brews of North Coast Brewery. The dinner will include eight courses, each paired with a different North Coast brew.
Tickets are available at Engine 15 or by phone with a credit card. No unpaid spots will be held. There are only 45 spots so, expect this event to fill up fast.
The Beer Pairing takes place at Engine 15 on Monday, June 20th at 6:30pm. Tickets are $45 + tax and gratuity.
This event includes:
Scrimshaw Pilsner — Named for the delicate engravings popularized by 19th century seafarers, Scrimshaw is a fresh tasting Pilsner brewed in the finest European tradition using Munich malt and, Hallertauer and Tettnang hops. This crisp pilsner pours a pale straw color and has a subtle hop character and a dry finish. At 4.4% ABV this is a very drinkable beer.
Chilled Melon Soup
Paired with Blue Star Wheat — American barley and wheat malts are combined with a blend of noble hops to create this light, fruity beer. Brewed in the style of the American beer renaissance, Blue Star is unfiltered, the yeast adding a complex note to the flavor profile. It pours a translucent straw color and weighs in at 4.5% ABV.
Salad of Spinach, Candied Pecans & Goat Cheese with a Pomegranate Vingarette
Paired with Acme California Pale Ale — An easy-drinking pale ale this beer revives the name of one of the early icons of California brewing. Clean-tasting and pleasantly malty, Acme Pale is brewed with Yakima Valley hops, American two-row malt and British specialty malts for depth. This beer pours light amber and boasts 5.0% ABV.
Wild Mushroom Risotto
Paired with PranQster Belgian Style Golden Ale – This Belgian style ale uses a mixed culture of antique yeast strains to produce a floral nose, a full fruity flavor and a clean finish. It pours a soft golden color and packs a punch at 7.0% ABV.
Acme IPA — Acme IPA is profoundly hoppy, sporting 55 IBU’s. This brew is finished with over a pound of fresh whole hops per barrel. The result of this generous hopping is a beer that is deliciously dry, and eminently drinkable in spite of its apparent strength and 6.6% ABV.
Apple Rosemary Pork Loin with Roasted Green Beans
Paired with Old No. 38 Stout — Named for a retired California Western Railroad steam engine on the Fort Bragg to Willits run through the Redwoods, Old No. 38 Stout is a smooth, firm-bodied stout with the toasted character and coffee notes of dark malts and roasted barley. Old Stout steams ahead with a black pour and 5.5% ABV.
Apple Turnover with Caramel Cinnamon Swirl Ice Cream
Paired with Old Stock Ale — Old Stock Ale is well-designed to round-out and mellow with age. It’s brewed with classic Maris Otter malt and Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops, all imported from England. This beer is meant to be savored over a decadent dessert with its deep mahogany color and 12.5% ABV.
The Happy Ending
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout — Produced in the tradition of 18th Century English brewers who supplied the court of Russia’s Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin seems to develop a cult following wherever it goes. It’s a rich, intense brew with big complex flavors and a warming finish. It pours black as night and warms you with a 9% ABV.
The event begins at 6:30pm and will run until 10pm. The bar will remain open until 11pm.