NoCoast Beer. Co: Beer Over Everything


NoCoast Beer Co. chants their mantra proudly as they brew some of the finest beers right in the heart of the American Midwest – Oskaloosa, Iowa. The microbrewery houses a brewing and mobile canning operation and embodies the authentic, strong attitudes of the country-proud states by offering beer without reservation.

The NoCoast team says it best:

Rooted in Midwestern pride, NoCoast playfully rejects the pretension of the coasts and celebrates the fuss-free simplicity and down-to-earth attitude of flyover country. NoCoast is a nation of individuals that respect hard work and good beer, PLAINS SIMPLE.

Best of Craft Beer Awards

NoCoast might only have a few years in the running, but they have left quite a mark in the craft beer world thus far. NoCoast competed in the 2018 Best of the Craft Beer Awards against the world’s top breweries and walked away with three awards in their name: a gold medal for the Trend Bucker Stout in the Export Stout category, a bronze medal for the Hooper’s Rye Barrel Aged Porter in the Wood-and Barrel-Aged Dark Beer category, and a second bronze medal for the Low Brow Brown Ale in the Brown Ale category.

There were 2,000 entries and only 245 medals were awarded. Breweries of all sizes throughout the United States, as well as breweries representing Colombia, Canada, and Belgium entered the contest. NoCoast was the only brewery in Iowa to win medals, and one of only four in the state of Texas to win a medal.

NoCoast Team

Head brewer Chuck Crabtree, the “quirky, yet cerebral anchor” of the NoCoast team, set out to find like-minded beer enthusiasts with a passion for the craft. Once he put together his team, construction for the brewery began. With his BS in Biology and an MS in Environmental Toxicology, and experience as Senior Research Associate for Texas Tech University and Director of Iowa BioDevelopment & Business Incubation, Chuck has the skills and know-how for brewing success.

Backed by an assistant brewer John “Butters” McMains, a brand coordinator Aaron “The Ostrich” Ostrem, and a cellar operator Mindy “Red” Knupp, the NoCoast team is equipped with the best in the industry.

Flagship Crafts

Here are just a couple of NoCoast’s flagship beers: Make Waves Amber Ale is NoCoast’s most popular brew, and Trend Bucker Stout received a gold medal at the 2018 Best Craft of Beer Awards.

Make Waves | Amber Ale                                                  Trend Bucker | Dry Stout
Dark | Fruity & Hint of Banana                                        Dark | Cherry and Roasted Notes
Balanced & Slightly Roasty | Alc. 5.2%                           Bitter Chocolate & Coffee | Alc. 7%


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