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Available Now in Portland: Friends of Trees Pale Ale

Oct 01, 2014 Comments (0) Available Now in Portland: Friends of Trees Pale Ale

Two things the world can't get enough of: trees and beer (I think we can all agree on that). At Ninkasi, we’re working around the clock to keep the beer flowing, but when it comes to trees, we look to the experts at Friends of Trees to lead the charge. Friends of Trees is a non-profit organization that works tirelessly to improve the natural world in and around the Pacific Northwest. By growing and maintaining urban forests in our region, they’re directly improving our communities.


Friends of Trees is awesome. We love them. So we wanted to find a really cool way to support them. 

That’s why we brewed Friends of Trees Pale Ale. To commemorate 25 years of this great organization, we created a beer in their honor and it can be found on the shelves in the Portland area. All Ninkasi profits from this beer will support Friends of Trees and their mission to bring people together to plant trees and improve the world around us.


“Quality of life and community are big drivers of both of our organizations,” said Nikos Ridge, our CEO and co-founder. “Trees are an important resource and one reason it’s so easy to appreciate where we live; we’re proud to support the work of Friends of Trees into its next 25 years.”

We wanted to launch Friends of Trees Pale Ale with all of the hardworking people behind this great organization, so Ninkasi sponsored and attended the Friends of Trees 25th Anniversary Gala: Once Upon a Tree. All of our friends in attendance were the first to taste this hoppy, drinkable Northwest beer, and the reviews were stellar!

The Friends of Trees Pale Ale has an original gravity of 1055, IBU (International Bitterness Units) of 60 and ABV (alcohol by volume) of 5.5 percent. It hits shelves in the Portland area this week, and when you’re enjoying it, just remember that it’s helping to plant trees in your community.  

A huge thanks to our pals at Friends of Trees. The work you do is truly inspiring, and we couldn’t be happier to support such a fantastic group of people. 

 Check out more about this great organization, here:


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