Jun 18 2009
by Brett Ashley McKenzie
I was so overwhelmed by the spectacular new summer wines we received at Just Grapes while I was away on my honeymoon that I’m only just now getting around to trying (and LOVING) all of our fantastic new beers.
The North Coast Red Seal Ale was a big winner for my husband and I. Being big fans of simple, excellent beers, we were won over quickly by the label, which proudly boasts: “water, malted barley, hops, yeast… and that’s it.” It was perfectly balanced, with distinctive hops–enough to stand out but not completely overwhelm the freshness. Brewed by North Coast Brewing Co. (the same people who bring you Scrimshaw Pilsner-style beer and Blue Star wheat beer), Red Seal has already received a smattering of accolades from the World Beer Championships and Beverage Testing Institute.