Education Supporter

For over 10 years, the Monterey Jazz Festival and North Coast Brewing Company have partnered to support and celebrate our future jazz musicians and lovers. In 2019, this partnership deepened when North Coast Brewing Company announced its plan to make a donation from the sale of every bottle and keg of Brother Thelonious Belgian style abbey ale to the year-round jazz education programs of the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Brother Thelonious is widely loved due to its rich, complex flavor profile and its namesake, legendary jazz icon Thelonious Monk. This award-winning Belgian style abbey ale was reintroduced in February 2019 with a fresh new look and the same great taste.

Brother Thelonious is available nationally and internationally and can be found using North Coast Brewing's beer locator.


Festival Partner

North Coast Brewing Company is the Official Brewery Partner of the Monterey Jazz Festival. The brewery has held this official partnership since 2006. North Coast Brewing Company provides an array of delicious brews throughout the Festival weekend – including perennial favorites North Coast Steller IPA and Scrimshaw pilsner style ale, in addition to the beloved Brother Thelonious Belgian style abbey ale. Furthermore, North Coast Brewing Company is the proud sponsor of the North Coast Brewing Company Jazz Education Stage, which highlights the next generation of jazz musicians and alumni from the Monterey Jazz Festival’s robust jazz education programs.

For over 30 years, independent craft brewery, North Coast Brewing Company, has produced sustainably crafted beers in Fort Bragg, Calif. Known for its award-winning lineup of high-quality beers available in 48 U.S. states and internationally, North Coast Brewing Company also releases barrel-aged ales and popular seasonal offerings, including a Berliner Weisse series. A pioneer and innovator in the craft brewing industry, North Coast Brewing Company is a Certified B Corporation — committed to making the world a better place, one pint at a time. For more information on North Coast Brewing Company’s beer roster and philanthropic mission, please visit:


Cheers! Creating winning partnerships that benefit not only our sponsors, but Monterey Jazz Festival attendees, education recipients and our entire MJF family is what makes us the longest continuously-running jazz festival in the country. North Coast Brewing Company is a fine example of one of those winning partnerships, and our fans consistently remind us how much they truly enjoy their products! If your business or organization would like to find out more about how to join our sponsorship community, please click here or send us an email. We’ll get back to you soon and explore how we can work together!