North Coast, Westward Whiskey Release Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin


April 3, 2024

Old Rasputin Barrel Aged Imperial Stout bottles and glasses

North Coast Brewing Company (NCBC) announced a new beer. Born from a collaboration between North Coast Brewing Company and Westward Whiskey, this limited offering of Barrel Aged Old Rasputin has matured for over a year in Westward Whiskey’s single malt whiskey barrels and is now ready to be savored by discerning palates.

In April 2022, an idea to collaborate on a new barrel-aged beer was realized. Single malt barrels were shipped from Portland, Oregon, to Fort Bragg, California, and filled with Old Rasputin. Now, North Coast has released this offering: Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout aged in Westward Whiskey Single Malt barrels.

The partnership with Westward Whiskey combines the character of Old Rasputin with the nuances of Westward Stout Cask Whiskey Barrels.

“This collaboration is a testament to the exceptional artistry and craftsmanship embodied by both NCBC and Westward Whiskey,” Jennifer Owen, CEO of NCBC, said in a news release. “Our Brewmaster describes the beer as featuring robust whiskey notes complemented by hints of vanilla and dark chocolate aromas.”

Thomas Mooney, CEO of Westward Whiskey, added, “We are thrilled to partner with North Coast on this exciting and limited offering. We share so many similarities with this iconic beer producer – our passion for the brewing process and love for stout beers, our commitment to innovation, and our love for bold and robust flavor – and we believe this symbiotic approach shines through in this Old Rasputin release.”

Founded in 1988 and proud to be a certified B Corp since 2015, NCBC creates a wide range of beers, including Scrimshaw and the much-loved Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout.

Westward began in 2004 with a vision: to make a distinctive American whiskey inspired by the culture, climate, and natural ingredients of the American Northwest. Visit for more info.