The Beer Junction in West Seattle holds a tasting each and every Thursday, but tonight they have a few gems lined up. North Coast Brewing, located in Fort Bragg, CA, will be on hand with a special lineup of beers, including a cask of their Red Seal Pale Ale and their Bourbon Barrel Aged Grand Cru on draft.
More info from Beer Junction:
Tonight (Thursday 9/6 from 5-7:45PM) we have Josh Charlton and Doug Willson from North Coast Brewing in for the first time with 3 special beers on draft! Since 1988 North Coast has been brewing award winning beers including their most known beer the Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout (which alone has won 7 World Beer Cup Gold Medals and 2 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medals).For our tasting lineup tonight we’ll have a special cask conditioned version of their Red Seal Pale Ale, and also on draft their Old Stock Ale and the very rare Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian-style Grand Cru! From bottles we’ll be pouring the Old Rasputin and the Pranqster Belgian-style Golden Ale.Try all five of these tonight (5-7:45PM) for just $4! We’re open until 9PM on Thursdays so plenty of time to hang out after the tasting ends!Red Seal Pale Ale (special Cask Conditioned version on draft): Malt and hops are beautifully married in this full-bodied, copper-red Pale Ale. Red Seal is generously hopped for a long, spicy finish. An excellent accompaniment to grilled meats and rich sauces. 5.4% ABV; 42 IBUs.Pranqster Belgian-style Golden Ale (from bottles):PranQster follows in the Belgian tradition using a mixed culture of antique yeast strains that produce a floral nose, a full fruity flavor, and a clean finish. 7.6% ABV; 20 IBUs.Bourbon Barrel Aged Grand Cru (on draft): We brew it exclusively with Pils malt with an addition of agave nectar in the kettle. The beer is then fermented with the same Belgian yeast that we use to ferment our North Coast Brewing Le Merle. It’s subtle, complex and lightly hopped with a deceptive 12.5% ABV, and aging it in oak gives this unique beer an extra dimension. The result is really “champagne-like.”Old Stock Ale (on draft): Like a fine port, Old Stock Ale is intended to be laid down. With an original gravity of over 1.100 and a generous hopping rate, 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. 11.9% ABV; 36 IBUs.Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout (from bottles): 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. 9.0% ABV; 75 IBUs.