North Coast Brewing Co.
Puck, The Beer
4- packs $7.99
A total of 56 breweries began their operations 27 years ago in what has been deemed a truly groundbreaking year for the beer industry. Among the legendary Class of 1988 was North Coast Brewing Company, who has continued to stay one step ahead in the craft beer scene. Now nearly three decades later, the Fort Bragg, Calif. brewery is set to release their first new beer in what has seemed like ages. Please welcome, Puck.
Originally brewed to commemorate their 25th anniversary, Puck was so dearly loved that it makes its debut on Ohio shelves this month as a member of North Coast’s year-round offerings. Puck joins a rather elite group of award-winning brews including Old Rasputin Imperial Stout, Scrimshaw Pilsner, Old Stock Ale and Brother Thelonious Abbey Ale.
Coming in at just 4 percent, Puck – known as their petite saison – is a satisfying counterpart to the brewery’s much bigger and equally impressive Le Merle Farmhouse Ale. Puck and Le Merle share the same yeast strain and it shows with the perfect blend of spicy dryness and fruity mouthfeel that make this release so special. While not too bitter, the presence of a light citrus flavor throughout makes the beer utterly refreshing and the ideal match for the August sun.
Thanks to the exquisite craftsmanship of brewmaster Mark Ruedrich, North Coast Brewing Company has brought home over 70 awards at both national and international competitions. North Coast leaves no trace of taking it easy anytime soon with their portfolio now available in an astounding 47 states along with Europe and the Pacific Rim.
Puck is available in 4-packs for the low price of $7.99 as well as on draft at your favorite craft-friendly watering hole.
Puck, along with a variety of the North Coast catalog, can be found at select Acme and Fishers Foods locations, as well as your finer craft beer stops such as West Point Market, Mustard Seed, Lizardville and 101 Bottles.
/ Writer Aaron Fowler is a sales representative at Cavalier Distributing.
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