Ninkasi Brewing Company Releases a Locals-Only Beer, Available NowNov 19, 2013 Comments (0)
Straight Outta the Whiteaker, NWA was Created by Ninkasi’s Brewing and Local Distribution Teams to Give Thanks to Local Craft Beer Supporters
EUGENE, Ore.—Nov. 19, 2013—Since its start in 2006, Ninkasi Brewing Companyhas remained locally and privately-owned. Its original eight owners – all Eugene residents – include Ninkasi’s CEO, Nikos Ridge, and founding brewer, Jamie Floyd. In its infancy stage, the two brewed, bottled and delivered kegs and cases to local accounts in Eugene and Corvallis directly, with the help of Ridge’s gold Ford Ranger.
Nowadays, Ninkasi-branded box trucks and vans can be seen around Eugene and Corvallis delivering Ninkasi craft beer to these same retailers and accounts seven-days-a-week. As Ninkasi’s Local Distribution arm, this team of eight works day in and day out to bring beer from the brewery to local fans.
“Ninkasi was founded on the idea that Nikos and I could give the highest level of service by doing it ourselves, a foundation for our ‘Local D’ team; their commitment to this endeavor shines through with this beer,” explains Floyd. “It only seemed natural to create a beer for our most devoted supporters.”
“We’ve kicked around this idea for a while now,” says Steve Lyons, Local Distribution Manager. “This beer was created in collaboration with our brewers to offer something unique to a market that has supported us the longest.”
Straight outta the Whiteaker, NWA is a Northwest Pale Ale crafted specifically to satisfy the palates of local Ninkasi fans. NWA is available now on-draft only throughout Eugene and Corvallis. As part of Ninkasi’s Rare & Delicious Series, this beer is available for a limited time.
NWA Stats Description: Straight outta the Whiteaker, comes 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! Serve Ice cold, and enjoy!
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
Available: Nov. 2013
Distribution: Eugene and Corvallis, Ore.