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North Coast Brewing Company, Fort Bragg

Categories: Breweries, Food & Drink
Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web
A pioneer in the craft beer movement, opened in 1988 as a local brewpub in the historic town of Fort Bragg, located on California’s Mendocino Coast.

Under the leadership of brew master Mark Ruedrich, the brewery has developed a strong reputation for quality having won more than 70 awards in national and international competitions.

In addition to Red Seal Ale, Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, Scrimshaw Pilsner, and other fine North Coast brands, the brewery has resurrected the old Acme label with a heritage dating back to the San Francisco of the 1860’s.
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  • It was literally a handful of leafs with some lukewarm fish dumped on top of it from a can. Clam chowder was sub-par. Too many children. There were children. A crying baby. I don't like babies. Denny'...  read more »
  • Everyone told us to go to the North Coast Brewing Company - we were confused by the sign, it actually said TAP HOUSE and across the street it said North Coast Brewery, where they make the beer. I had ...  read more »
  • Stopped for a drink. Discovered an awesome place! First off, the service is amazing here! The staff is very on top of things and provide an excellent experience. Also, the clam chowder is soooooo good...  read more »
  • Date of visit: Sunday, June 26, 2016, 3:00 PM. Tasting room was full so we went to the dining room. Since there were three empty window tables we asked for one of them. We were told it would be a 20-30 minute wait. Huh?! The "hostess" informed us they rotate people by waiter stations. Definitely not about the customer here. We saw a party leave the tasting room so we grabbed their table. There were four servers in the tap room, not one of them made eye contact. We finally bussed our own table. After several more minutes we went and got our own menus. Finally, our surly waiter shows up, no smile, no greeting, no apology for the delay. I had the beet appetizer which didn't show up until my main course which was the kale salad which was a very skimpy portion for $14, and is was terrible. My dining companion had what was what was supposedly a salad with mixed greens, but was arugula. $70 for lunch for two people for lunch which consisted of two salads that sucked, an appetizer and three beers total. This place knows how to rip tourists off.
  • We had the Cajon Etouffee Pizza, and both of us thought it was the best pizza we ever had! And got the 13 beer sampler, and it was a great way to go. Loved Le Merle the most.
  • Showed up at 8:45, was told they dont close until 9:30 but they already did last call for the dining room, when questiones they said kitchen closes at 9:15. I pointed out that is 30 min from now but would not let my family of 5 in for food. Then 10 min later they seated another family with kids.
  • Not a good experience. Walked in and it smelled of overused deep fry oil. Decided to sit in the bar area after waiting a couple of minutes to be acknowledged by hostess who was standing there looking busy. In the bar, nobody came to take our order or even acknowledge we were there. After 10 minutes we got up and walked out. This was at about 6 on a Wednesday.
  • Great tasty beers to try out from North Coast. I'm not the biggest fans of these guys when I drink their beers in the Bay Area, but fresh from the tap here they are delicious. I highly recommend you try out their Blue Star Wheat and their Brother Thelonius-- they're two of my favorites out of the bunch!
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