The Whit's Most Dangerous BeerNov 19, 2013 Comments (0)
There’s a reason that the words “Eugene, Oregon” account for a full half of the language included on our logo. The community that we brew in is an integral part of our company and one that we feel very lucky to be a part of! This is why Jamie and Nikos decided that they wanted to be the ones (along with the help of Nikos’s gold Ford Ranger) to hand deliver all of the first cases and kegs to the bars, restaurants and shops around Eugene and Corvallis. “We wanted to give the highest level of service by doing it ourselves,” Jamie tells us.
While Ninkasi may have outgrown the bed of that trusty pickup truck, Nikos and Jamie found a way to still maintain this service for the local community! We formed our own Local Distribution team, armed with a few more trucks and vans as well as a trusty team of eight guys who wake up before the sun seven-days-a-week to make their way to the front doors and coolers of all of the same retailers and accounts who have supported us since we started brewing beer. As a locally owned and operated brewer since the beginning, being able to maintain this connection to the community was super important to our founders.
Our “Local D” team and the entire brewery wanted to find a way to say thanks to the community for all of their support over the years. Since a greeting card didn’t feel like the right way to do this, we came up with an even more appropriate way to express our gratitude:
But not just any beer. A beer brewed by Ninkasi just for our local friends! So our brewers and our Local D team got together and worked up this locals-only beer that was released in Eugene last week. It's a positively delicious concoction, that is perfect for some of our greatest friends in the Pacific Northwest, and shows that our Local D guys are a lot bit awesome and a little bit gangsta.
This Straight Outta the Whiteaker NWA is an Eazy drinking hoppy extra pale ale with attitude. Crafted by Ninkasi’s brewing and Local Distribution teams for local fans, this beer's subtle tropical, stone fruit and citrus notes are just what the Dr. ordered! Meant to be served Ice cold!
As one of our Rare and Delicious Series, this will be available for a limited time in Eugene and Corvallis. Full tasting notes below:
Style: Northwest Pale Ale
Series: Rare & Delicious (R&D)
Starting Gravity: 1062
Malt: 2-Row Pale, Carahell
Hops: Simcoe, Chinook, Northern Brewer, El Dorado, Mosaic