North Coast Brewing Company Announces Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout in Cans

The ‘Mad Monk’ Goes 16oz- Award Winning Imperial Stout Now Available In Four Packs.

FORT BRAGG, Calif. – North Coast Brewing Company, an independent American craft brewery producing award-winning beers since 1988, is pleased to announce the nationwide release of its critically acclaimed Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout in a 16 oz. can.

Produced in the tradition of 18th Century English brewers who supplied the court of Russia’s Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout creates a cult following wherever it goes.

94 Points, Rated “Exceptional,” –Beverage Testing Institute, Chicago

As part of its mission to “Make the World a Better Place, One Pint at a Time”, North Coast Brewing Company is at the forefront in the field of sustainability and philanthropy. Old Rasputin cans will initially be released in recyclable 4-pack boxes, without environmentally harmful plastic in the packaging.

“A craveable hoppy Imperial stout that is superbly balanced.” –World Beer Championships

Jeffrey Ottoboni, Chief Executive Officer of North Coast Brewing, indicated that he is “beyond proud to feature this iconic beer in the new package, continuing company efforts to respond to market needs in new and innovative ways and to fulfill its responsibility to the larger world community through its sustainability efforts.”

Old Rasputin has been brewed and distributed as one of North Coast Brewing’s core beer brands since it was launched in 1995, celebrating its 25th anniversary this past April.

“These folks don’t fool around with their beers. Very big, very complex, and downright kick-ass.” –The Brew Guide

Old Rasputin® is a perennial award winner at global recognized competitions:

Gold Medals, 1996–99, 2004–06, 2014, 2015, 2018, World Beer Championships

Gold Medals, 2006, 2012 Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival

Gold Medals, 1999, 2002 Great American Beer Festival

Gold Medal, 1996 World Beer Cup

For more information, view the Old Rasputin page here.

About North Coast Brewing Company:

Founded in 1988, North Coast Brewing Company is in its 32nd year as an independent craft brewery producing exceptional, award-winning beers in Fort Bragg, CA. North Coast Brewing crafts a wide range of beers, including Scrimshaw, the number 1 performing craft Pilsner in the country according to current IRI sales data. In addition to Scrimshaw, the brewery also produces world renowned Belgian Style Ales such as Pranqster, Le Merle, and Brother Thelonious and was one of the first breweries to offer barrel aged beers. North Coast Brewing Company beers are available in 48 U.S. states and internationally.

North Coast Brewing Company is focused on sustainability and is a Certified B Corporation, California Benefit Corporation and Best for the World 2019 Changemaker honoree. For more information on North Coast Brewing, please visit:

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