Just off the Mendocino Coast of California, we in Fort Bragg have a special place in our hearts for the marine mammals that grace our coastal waters, including the Stellar sea lion. In support of this magnificent creature, one of our favorite local breweries – North Coast Brewing Company – recently introduced a new IPA to their craft lineup.
Called the North Coast Stellar IPA, this hoppy brew draws awareness to the declining population of Stellar sea lions.
Often seen off the Northern coast of California, these marine mammals are an intrinsic part of the coastal ecosystem and our home.
North Coast Brewing Company will make a contribution to marine mammal research for every bottle, case and keg of North Coast Stellar IPA that’s sold, giving you a very good reason to sample this beer during your coastal California stay.
Brewbound.com describes this craft brew as having, “bright notes of grapefruit, muscat, pennyroyal and spruce tips.” To us, it sounds like a truly refreshing yet hoppy beer to enjoy on a fall or winter afternoon!
Proceeds of this India Pale Ale will be going to two local organizations: The Noyo Center for Marine Science in Fort Bragg and The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, as well as the Marine Mammal Research Unit at The University of British Columbia.
Located less than ten minutes away from Cleone Gardens Inn, North Coast Brewing Company is a highly recommended tourist stop with a rich history.
The brewery also boasts more than 70 national and international awards, which give us confidence that any stout or ale you taste is sure to be exceptional.
Now that we have you dreaming of a relaxing dinner on the coast with a crisp specialty brew in hand, all that’s left to do is book your stay at Cleone Gardens Inn and grab a case of Stellar IPA.