This is one of my favorite west coast breweries. If I am traveling within 100 miles of this place I find a way to get here. The location and establishment itself are great...as are the staff. What really sets this place apart is the quality of their beers. I am forunate that I can get many of them back east...but rarely on draft. My favorite of their regulars is the Acme IPA...when visiting though make sure you try the Belgium style Le Merle...excellent!
Used to be the town funeral home, now a great lunch/dinner spot. Good food, try the clam chowder, you can stand a spoon in it. My personal fav beer is the cask conditioned Red Seal Ale, this is the only place you can get it! No mater what beer you line up, you can’t go wrong. Prices seemed fair compared to most of the pubs I’ve tried.
Drove here after Anderson Valley, along Route 1. Interesting decor like a German style pub and cafeteria feel all in one. The beers weren’t anything too special, it was nice to visit, wouldn’t rave about it.
We visited North Coast brewery in 2009. When you arrive here you understand the brewery’s name much better, it’s located in the far north of California, a lot of rain when we were there. They have a beer pub across the street, which is just ok. The beers are very good, liked the Old Rasputin best. I am now living in Shanghai and you can find their beers quite frequently, seems they have made a good deal with a local distributor.
Visit on 2010-08, I arrive late just for the last call, had the chance to drink a Rasputin on tap that I discovered at Library Alehouse a couple weeks before and have a nice chat with two employes. When the time came to leave, the staff took pity of me that I came from so far (Canada, Quebec on motorcycle) just for one beer ! So let me stay and have a taster palette and a Rasputin on cask to go.
Stopped here on our drive along the California coast. The brewery itself is across the street from the brewpub/gift shop. The atmosphere is pretty mellow. They have a decent selection of beers on tap. Nothing to write home about, but Old Rasputin is always top notch. The service was great, and the gift shop was stocked with BA Old Rasputin, although it was WAY overpriced. Didn’t stop me from snagging a few though. Overall, I wouldn’t seek it out again, but if I was in the area, I’d definitely stop by for a glass of Old Stock!