Ninkasi Single Hop Series: It's all About the Hops!Apr 19, 2013 Comments (0)
In case you haven’t noticed, we are all about the hops here at Ninkasi. Being located in the Willamette Valley – we have access to many varieties of hops, each imparting their own aroma and flavor. We started our Single Hop Series as a way to educate and explore with new hop varieties - discovering the uniqueness of each. The reason? One of our four main core values is the ‘Creative Pursuit of Mastery.’ In this case, it is in the form of self-education and research for our brewers and staff. The Single Hop Series allows us to seek out and work with hops we haven’t used before, or even test out new hop varietals, not to compare them to each other.
Our Single Hop Series kicked off with our launch of Smells Like Purple brewed with meridian hop, a cultivar grown at Goschie Farms in Silverton, Ore., in the summer of 2012. Followed by our release of El Dorado in December 2012, our brewers are looking forward to the next Single Hop Series brew to come this summer!
Our Single Hop Series can only be found on-draft, as it is the freshest and best way to maximize the hop flavors and aromatics in each beer.
Check back for more details when we announce the next edition of our Single Hop Series!