Ninkasi Brewing Company and Parallel 49 Announce Red Eye Lager CollaborationJul 31, 2013 Comments (2)
The International Collaboration is Now Available Exclusively in Bottles in Vancouver, British Columbia
EUGENE, Ore.—July 31, 2013—Ninkasi Brewing Company announces its first international collaboration with Parallel 49 Brewing Co.of Vancouver, British Columbia. Red Eye, a red rye lager, is now available exclusively in 22-ounce (650mL) bottles in Vancouver.
First meeting at the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, D.C. this past March, founding brewers Graham With of Parallel 49 and Jamie Floyd of Ninkasi began talking, and, as the story goes, a collaboration was immediately born.
“We both possess the same mindset when it comes to our beer,” explains With. “Drinkable, hoppy West Coast beers are what we love.”
With two powerful brewing minds at work, With and Floyd landed on a red rye lager and began brewing during Vancouver Craft Beer Week in June at Parallel 49. “I’m a big fan of doing different takes on lagers, so we decided to do a hopped-up version,” says With.
“We had a great day brewing together, filled with laughter, learning about each other and our breweries,” explains Floyd. “The spirit of camaraderie in the craft beer industry really came through that day.”
The final result? A brew that is citrusy and hoppy with a crisp finish. And the name? Well, that was inspired by the real sign of a successful night. It isn’t 20/20 hindsight – it’s red eyes!
Red Eye Stats
Style: Red Rye Lager
Brewed By: Graham With of Parallel 49 and Jamie Floyd of Ninkasi Brewing Company
Starting Gravity: 14.8
Malt: Pilsner, Rye, Crystal, Midnight Wheat
Hops: German Magnum, Centennial, Amarillo, Chinook, Simcoe
Packaging: 22-ounce bottles (650mL)
Distribution:Vancouver, British Columbia