About Lost Coast Brewery
What started the Lost Coast Brewery? A great idea, in 1986, from two young women. When Wendy Pound and Barbara Groom thought "What could be better than making your own beer?" Well, making your own beer and selling it! They got their hops in a row and walked away from their 9 to 5 jobs as a marriage & family counselor and a pharmacist to pursue their beer brewing dreams!
After much brewing and planning, including plenty of visits to pubs in England and Wales, Wendy & Barbara opened the Lost Coast Brewery & Cafe in Eureka, California. The 100-year-old building, a restored wood frame structure built in 1892, was purchased from its original owners -- The Fraternal Order of the Knights of Pythias. Don't worry, you don't need a secret handshake to get in, just a thirst for great beer and great food!
After 10 years in business, with an expanding line of great beers, a second bottling and production site has been added to keep up with customer demand. The Lost Coast Brewery restaurant is thriving and the owners are rightfully proud of the accomplishment. Proving that hard work can pay off, you can bet they are looking forward to serving you your next beer!
About Eel River Brewing Company
Located in the small Northern Californian logging town of Fortuna (just down Hwy 1 from Lost Coast), Eel River Brewing Co. has been in operation since 1995, founded by brewers Ted Vivatson and Margaret Frigon. Inspired by friends, they decided to make their entire brewery organic which was certified in 1999, a US first! In addition, Ted and Margaret are committed to sustainability, from running the brewery on 100% bio-mass renewable energy (also a US first!) to feeding spent grain to the cattle which in turn supply meat for the brewpub.
But enough about sustainability, how's the beer? Well Eel River have been winning awards since their first year of operation, including a gold medal for their Organic Porter at the 2010 Australian International Beer Awards, gold medals for the IPA and Ravens Eye Imperial Stout at the 2005 Beer Championships and a total of five medals for their Triple Exultation at the Great American Beer Festival since 2004!
Available exclusively through Redwood Distribution. We have eighteen varieties of beer for all your drinking needs! Please see below for availability:
A smooth, full-bodied nut brown ale, lightly hopped with a hint of roasted and crystal malts. This ale is dark in color without the heavy taste of porter or stout.
Indica is a hoppy, full-bodied ale. It has a higher than average alcohol content balanced by radical bittering from Colombus hops, then dry hopped with generous amounts of Willamette and Centennial hop flowers.
A Crisp beer with a hint of citrus, made with two-row malted barley, unmalted wheat, a secret blend of Humboldt herbs, crystal clear mountain water and ale yeast.
A refreshing citrus ale, Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat combines the Lost Coast Harvest Wheat with natural tangerine flavours. Brewed with a combination of wheat and crystal malts and finished with Perle hops
Award-winning Downtown Brown Ale, with its rich chocolate malt flavor, is enhanced with an infusion of real raspberry.
Not for the faint hearted! This stout rewards the palate with robust flavours of roasted malts (malts are roasted like coffee beans) and heavy hops. A creamy smooth surprise.
A full-flavored amber ale made with roasted caramel malt. Richly colored and medium-bodied, Alleycat is an assertive blend of malts with a sprightly cascade of hops.
This highly hopped California style Pale Ale showcases the brewer’s art of balancing malt and hop characteristics. A generous addition of Munich malts balances the bittering from Chinook hops, and Cascade hops round out the flavour profile.
A full-bodied, brown ale with a rich chocolate taste created from roasted chocolate and caramel malts. Topped with Czech Saaz hops to give it a spicy flavor and aroma.
ACAI Berry Wheat
Acai (pronounced, ah-sigh-ee) Berry Wheat Ale is a light-bodied wheat ale brewed with organic acai berries from Brazil, and a flavored mix of pomegranate and berries.
As Eel River brewing Company’s first certified organic beer, the Amber Ale is medium-bodied with a hoppy bouquet with a distinctive rich taste. A caramel-like sweetness is balanced with a liberal dose of certified organic hops.
Brewed with the finest organic malts and hops, this IPA features a bright-minted copper colour with a crisp, yet smooth hop bitterness taste. A malty caramel sweetness is balanced with an aggressively clean burst of fresh hop flavor in the middle palate without lingering bitter astringency.
This certified organic Porter uses a complex blend of five malts that compliment and highlight one another in a harmonious mixture. While decidedly in the robust porter category, this porter has none of the characteristics often associated with a dark ales.
Raven's Eye Imperial Stout
A rich, roasty brew with a deep espresso character, this Russian Imperial Stout is strong, yet incredibly smooth. Originally brewed for the Imperial Court in Russia, this style stout is a warm festive drink made with the cold Russian winters in mind.
Traditionally, Old Ales are an English style of dark, rich and sweet ale, typically with flavors of soft currant fruit and blackstrap molasses. While Old Ales typically have IBUs (bitterness) of 30-65, this beer has its own spin on the style by adding extra hops to ramp up the IBUs to 80!
Hazy amber in color with a creamy white head. The aroma is floral, citrusy hops. When you taste it, a nice malt backbone is there to balance all the citrusy hops. The finish is pleasantly bitter. The alcohol ABV can vary from 7.6% to 8.5%
Rich, malty and usually sweet, which can be suggestive of a dessert. Complex secondary malt flavors prevent a one-dimensional impression. Strength and maltiness can vary.