N.C. Old Rasputin

Independent since 1988. Never Say Die: North Coast Brewing Old Rasputin has been well-recognized in tasting competitions since its introduction. Four straight gold medals at the World Beer Championships in Chicago rank Old Rasputin among the world's elite. A memorable drink. Never Say Die: Contrary to what the name suggests, Russian Imperial Stout was originally brewed in 18th Century England. The name evolved as the Russian Imperial Court developed an early appreciation for this big, intense brew and provided an eager export market. It's been speculated that no one had a greater appreciation for this rich, roasty elixir than Rasputin, the mystic wag (and favorite of the ladies of the court) who was the ultimate downfall of Czar Nicholas II. Rasputin is probably best remembered for his dramatic exit. Having been deemed politically expendable, he was fed poisoned wine and tea cakes by his rivals. Surviving that, he was shot several times - whereupon he attacked his assailants. He finally succumbed when bound and stuffed through a hole in the ice to drown in the river Neva. Legends that attribute his tenacity to his appetite for Russian Imperial Stout are unproven. Certified B Corporation. North Coast Brewing is proud to be part of the B Corp movement- for our community, our employees, and our planet! T-shirt shown may not represent current colors and artwork. Please see our website for the most current wearable. Packaging design colored horse studios. www.northcoastbrewing.com/store. The website for all your beer gear! Shop for your favorite North Coast Brewing wearables and find the latest colors and styles in our online store. You'll find 100% cotton T-shirts, hoodies, and hats, along with glassware, signs, tap handles, and more. Or call our helpful staff for help with your order seven days a week from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (PST or PDT) (707) 964-1286.