Award-Winning North Coast Brewing Named Official Beer of Monterey Jazz Festival

Award-Winning North Coast Brewing Named Official Beer
of Monterey Jazz Festival

North Coast Brewing Extends Its Long-Term Partnership
with Monterey Jazz Festival Through 2014

September 6, 2012; Monterey, CA: The Monterey Jazz Festival and North Coast Brewing have announced that North Coast Brewing will be the Official Beer of Monterey Jazz Festival through 2014. Now in its seventh year of partnership with Monterey Jazz Festival, the Fort Bragg-based company is the longest contiguous financial supporter of the Festival. A strong supporter of jazz education, North Coast Brewing has also been a longtime contributor to the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, making donations for every case of Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale sold.

“The guys on the management team here at North Coast have been hardcore jazz fans for decades, and traveling to Monterey to take part in the Jazz Festival has been a much-anticipated annual highlight for us for the past seven years,” said Doug Moody, Senior Vice President and Sales Manager of North Coast Brewing. “It’s been a privilege for us to be associated with both the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and to be able to contribute in some measure to this American art form.”

“Monterey Jazz Festival is honored to extend our long-standing partnership with North Coast Brewing, whose commitment to the art of jazz is admirable. Our organizations share similar values and we are proud to exclusively offer their award-winning craft beers to our patrons” said Chris Doss, Managing Director of Monterey Jazz Festival.

In addition to partnering with Monterey Jazz Festival and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, North Coast Brewing is also a supporter of Northern California jazz organizations, including the Redwood Jazz Alliance and the San Francisco Jazz Festival.

About North Coast Brewing
A pioneer in the craft beer movement, North Coast Brewing Company opened in 1988 as a local brewpub in the historic town of Fort Bragg, located on California’s Mendocino Coast. Under the leadership of Brewmaster Mark Ruedrich, the brewery has developed a strong reputation for quality having won more than 70 awards in national and international competitions. These exceptional beers are available in 47 states now and also are exported to Europe and the Pacific Rim. For more information, visit www.northcoastbrewing.com.

About Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of jazz and expands the boundaries of and opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs. The Festival, now in its 55th year, is the world’s longest continuously-running jazz festival.

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For more information, high-resolution pictures and interview opportunities please contact:

Timothy Orr, Marketing Associate
Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey Office: 831.373.3366
timorr@montereyjazzfestival.org

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