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Lost Coast brewery timelapse

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  1. March 20, 2011 at 12:09 am

    On the other hand, Mad River Brewery looks like a large home-brew setup.

  2. The Chef
    March 20, 2011 at 7:29 am

    There beer is tasteless and gross. Come to Six Rivers in McKinleyville, excellent beers and ragingly good food.

  3. Decline To State
    March 20, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Fun! Lost Coast Brewery’s Downtown Brown and Great White (inmo) set the standard for beers of the Northcoast. And no, I have no intention of engaging in a “‘my’ brewski is better than ‘your’ brewski pissing match…there are too many wonderful beers produced in our area. We are blessed.

    It always gives me a pleasant tingle when I travel out of the area and find our Northcoast beers on local store shelves.

  4. Plain Jane
    March 20, 2011 at 8:09 am

    I’ve seen them in movies and TV shows too, Decline. The Great White label especially stands out. I understand that little thrill. I found Humboldt Creamery ice cream cups in a tiny Mexican town that only a few years before had no frozen food available at all.

  5. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    March 20, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Yes,

    Homer says, “MMMMMMMMM, BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER”.

    Hey,come into Six Rivers and abuse other businesses parking lots for overflow parking violating county ordinances and private property rights – yep, some businesses and their profits created off of the abuse of other businesses private land and its associated business parking lots (infrastructure), etc… It is true too that customers don’t really care neither; and, customers wonder why all the problems economically, da (can’t imagine any business having to deal with the costs associated with the degredation, delapidation, damages caused by another businesses customers for which that violating business is not paying into some damage fund for damaging another businesses business operations and model…..just for starters.

    Anyhow, business is a dog eat dog venture where employees and ownership can use the internet to take jib jabs at other businesses in order to enlist more customers – this is even more special conduct within the current terrible business climate.

    Jeffrey Lytle
    McKinleyville – 5th District

  6. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    March 20, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Forgot to say,

    local breweries are all doing a fine job it seems selling their products. Actually, in economic slow times, spirits/alcohol actually are better sellers (stock market)

    JL

  7. iPhone Prog. Liberal
    March 20, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I loved great white before I quit drinking.

  8. High Finance
    March 20, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Lost Coast Brewery has great beer !

    Too bad PJ doesn’t like the taste.

  9. Plain Jane
    March 20, 2011 at 8:50 am

    My favorite beer is Sol (Mexican), but I also like LC’s Tangerine Wheat. Unlike some people, I don’t condemn what other people prefer for relaxation, just point out their hypocrisy. :D

  10. Ben
    March 20, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Lost Coast Brewery is gross and their beer/bottling is full of illegal Mexicans who don’t keep place clean, in fact it’s gross. Six Rivers is where I go! Clean, great beer, and plenty of great live music. It’s in McKinleyville. Check it out!

  11. Beer snob
    March 20, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I’m happy with Lost Coast beers, and their bar/restaurant is unbeatable. The problem with Six Rivers is that people like “Ben” and “The Chef” loiter there.

  12. Goldie
    March 20, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Lost Coast is one place I always take out of town guests. It holds a whole lot of Humboldt under one spider. As for myself I love watching toddlers watch the spider.

  13. Derral Campbell
    March 20, 2011 at 10:25 am

    It sure is a “whole lot of Humboldt.” Whatta building, just a battleship. Once upon a time in another world, it was home of Ray and Bernice Wallace’ Everybody’s Furniture Mart. They were concentration camp survivors. There was an ad campaign for some wine, made by “That Little Old Winmaker, Me” back in the late 50’s, so Ray and Bernice became the Little Old Homemakers in their ad copy.

  14. Anonymous
    March 20, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Lost Coast makes some good but no great beers. Six Rivers, Mad River and Eel River breweries are superior, IMO, with some great standout brews. South of us are also has some top-notch breweries that produce standout brews: North Coast in Ft. Bragg, Anderson Valley in Booneville, Mendocino Brewing Co. in Ukiah and Bear Republic in Healdsburg. Ron Kuhnel could probably name some others on the North Coast that are worth mentioning.

  15. Plain Jane
    March 20, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Thanks for the time travel, Derral. I’d forgotten both Everybody’s Furniture and that “little ole winemaker.” Was that a Gallo commercial?

  16. March 20, 2011 at 10:41 am

    “1960s, Italian Swiss Colony wine producers chose a sweet little old man (Ludwig Stossel) dressed in an Alpine hat and lederhosen to be their TV spokesperson for their fine line of quality wines. His favorite closing phrase was ‘That little old winemaker…Me!’ His voice was performed by Jim Backus.”

  17. Plain Jane
    March 20, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Thanks, Joel. Not being a wine connoisseur, I’ll take your word on the “fine line of quality wines.”

  18. Mitch
    March 20, 2011 at 10:55 am

    The Chef’s comment was borderline, but “Ben”‘s comment is libel.

  19. tra
    March 20, 2011 at 10:58 am

    I like Mad River’s brews the best. But I think Lost Coast, Eel River, and Six Rivers also make some great beers.

    I’m old enough to remember when America’s small, local breweries had almost completely disappeared from the landscape (but not old enough to remember the previous era, where local breweries were still the norm).

    When I was a young adult, the Budweiser/Miller/Coors-type swill was basically the only domestic beer around. Those wanting something better could choose from a small number of imports like Lowenbrau or Heineken. Unless you lived in a big city, or had traveled abroad, you probably didn’t even know what you were missing, because you would never have been exposed to high-quality, handcrafted beer in the first place.

    Anyway, it’s great that even a county as small as Humboldt has a number of excellent breweries. The fact that some of them are able to sell a significant amount of product outside the area is great from the standpoint of bringing revenue into the county, and helps to ensure that county residents will continue to have a great selection of local beers.

    Cheers!

  20. March 20, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    I too love Mad River’s beers (and their bar), but their bottling machine is an awesome antique contraption that they bought from the Anchor Steam brewery.

    I also like an occasional “lawnmower” beer, those insipid lagers (like the Mexican beer that Plain Jane mentioned above).

  21. Plain Jane
    March 20, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Since I hate a strong after-taste in beer, insipid is exactly what I’m looking for. There used to be a beer called Caribe or something like that from the island of Trinidad but haven’t seen it in years. That is also a deliciously refreshing “insipid” beer.

  22. March 20, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Hey Jane,

    Have you found a place locally that sells Sol?

  23. Plain Jane
    March 20, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Hola Kristable! Not in stores, but Oaxaca Grill and Rita’s both carry it in their restaurants so, since virtually all my beer drinking is with Mexican food, I’m happy. :D

  24. Plain Jane
    March 20, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Kristabel too.

  25. Plain Jane
    March 20, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Oh, and Costco’s Mexican beer cases have a few bottles of Sol as well.

  26. March 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Ah, thanks. I brought some back from mexico, but it’s disappearing quickly.

  27. 69er
    March 20, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Lost Coast is a good place for me to go when I want to stray from my diabetes diet and have my allowed one brew, either Downtown Brown or Great White. I also enjoy an occasional jaunt down to Eel River Brewery. Will be going to Six Rivers for a get together with the wife’s clasmates soon and will have one of theirs that they do not bottle and I haven’t tried yet, a Chili Pepper brew.

  28. 06em
    March 20, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I like Lost Coast because I live in Eureka. I hope that people patronize their own town’s brewery. It makes for fewer inebriated drivers on 101. We only need breweries in Redway, Rio Dell, Willow Creek, Trinidad and Orick to make highway driving safe for everyone. C’mon, local brewery entreprenuers, get entreprenuering!

  29. 06em
    March 20, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    We may need on in Myers Flat, too, for the Avenue folks.

  30. E Percy
    March 20, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Rite Aid in Fortuna carries Sol Krystabel, they even have it on sale every other week. I had to request it though, after they had it in their sale flyer and did’t stock it. I’ve moved on to Negra Modello, which they also carry. If you play a little mariachi music, take a sip and close your eyes……

  31. anonymous
    March 20, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    The beer is great but the food is terrible. I used to go there but haven’t since I found out they want the widening of Richardson Grove for their $ gain.

  32. March 20, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Try to remember Anonymous, Lost Coast supports lots of important causes in Humboldt County, as does Mad River. God bless them and their beers (even that tangerine stuff).

  33. tra
    March 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    The time-lapse video was fun to watch.

  34. Plain Jane
    March 20, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    That “tangerine stuff” reminds me of shandies, but even better.

  35. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    March 20, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Plain Jane says:
    March 20, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    Oh, and Costco’s Mexican beer cases have a few bottles of Sol as well.

    Response: How is shopping at Costco these days? Is there selection? Low prices? Quality prodcuts? Locally made products? Is there good variety?

    JL

  36. Barbara Groom
    March 20, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    All the breweries in Humboldt make great beer. Just because you don’t like a breweries beer doesn’t mean it isn’t good. It just not your style. We are lucky to have such good beer as well as so many other wonderful beverages and foods made locally. Support your local producers and keep your neighbors employed.

  37. Mike Buettner
    March 20, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    The food at the LCB is not only good but very reasonably priced. Great variety and very tasty daily specials. I like to eat and the LCB always comes through. Take a look for yourself… the place is always packed. As for the beer I personally love the IPA. Crisp, clean and nice and hoppy.

  38. March 20, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    That’s funny E Percy, I saw that ad once and was so disappointed when I got there and found out they didn’t carry it. I never thought about complaining. Thank you!

  39. March 20, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Yes, the Lost Coast IPA…mmmmm. Very hoppy.
    And Plain Jane is probably right about shandies, but it’s been about twenty five years since I’ve had one. The fruit and beer thing doesn’t work for me, but neither does chocolate and red wine, a combination that is generally regarded as very tasty.

  40. Andrew Bird
    March 20, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    The Arnie Special – a turkey burger with grilled shrooms & onions – is my favorite on LCB’s menu. Inspired by Arnie Herskovic at SHN Engineers.

  41. Plain Jane
    March 20, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Something I haven’t had for a long time and really miss is homemade mead.

  42. Anonymous
    March 20, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Not sure if JL was being sarcastic but there really are a number of local products at Costco these days. Obviously, not the majority, but I always notice that Costco seems to include local items in their selection, which clearly varies from place to place (otherwise would not be “local”)!

  43. Anonymous
    March 20, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    I had out of town guests visit a few weeks ago – we went out to dinner at a local Eureka restaurant, where we had a delicious meal featuring local products. The next day we traveled to Los Angeles and met other friends for dinner at a popular, well regarded restaurant where we found both Great White beer and Humboldt Fog cheese on the menu. Pretty cool, really.

  44. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    March 21, 2011 at 7:19 am

    10:04 pm,

    No sarcasm.

    Plane Jane is a local blogger and caring person in the community, especially on ideals and beliefs. I was just curious as to whether or not a local afficionada (Plane Jane) recognized further local products in a national big box chain store. Curious was all.

    JL

  45. 344Brother
    March 21, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Budwiser is the best cheep you buy 15 cans at store thn you have $ fore meth.

  46. Buy Buy Buy
    March 21, 2011 at 10:59 am

    “Barbara Groom says:
    March 20, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    “Support your local producers and keep your neighbors employed.”

    Some of those lucky ducks qualify for food stamps.

  47. nimby
    March 22, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Mexican beer is made with the finest Mexican water. It’s world renowned for quality and taste. I am trying to find a source for Mexican bottled water also, can anyone help me? Maybe we could find a Mexican replacement for that delicious Larrupin honey mustard too.

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