Close Menu

Ninkasi Brewing Company Unleashes Dawn of the Red, January 2014

Dec 16, 2013 Comments (19)  | Tags: Press Release Ninkasi Brewing Company Unleashes Dawn of the Red, January 2014

Ninkasi’s Special Release Series to Feature an India Red Ale

EUGENE, Ore.—Dec. 16, 2013—Ninkasi Brewing Company announces the release of its Dawn of the Red, an India Red Ale, to store shelves and on-draft January through April 2014. Crafted as part of Ninkasi’s Special Release Series, this beer embodies all aspects of the creative process that goes in to each and every Ninkasi brew – from the brewing and recipe design team to its in-house art department.

“I have wanted to make an IRA for a while,” admits Jamie Floyd, founding brewer and co-owner of Ninkasi. “The idea for this beer was to make a super drinkable hoppy beer with a touch of caramel malt to bring some dryness and malt flavor into the finish.”

Ninkasi's six-member brewing team worked together to make sure this beer possessed the right amount of color without being excessively sweet. “This beer has the bitterness and drinkability of an India Pale Ale and uses some newer hops that create a real juicy flavor profile of mangos, papaya, and pineapple,” says Floyd. “Through our sampling of this beer, it has quickly become a favorite at the brewery; at seven percent ABV, it’s a dangerously tasty beer that leaves the palate ready for more.”

On the bottle, consumers will find a label that draws from the cult classic zombie movie, “Dawn of the Dead,” a flick favored by the label’s designer and Ninkasi art director, Tony Figoli. “We’re all about mash-ups here at Ninkasi, so I thought what better than a pop-culture reference tied with a little rock n’ roll,” says Figoli.

Dawn of the Red will be available on shelves in 22-ounce bottles, in Ninkasi’s 22-ounce Variety 4-Pack, and on-draft January through April.

Dawn of the Red Stats
Available: January – April 2014
Style: IRA Ale
Series: Special Release Series
ABV: 7.0%
IBU: 75
Starting Gravity: 1072
Malt: 2-Row Pale, Cara-Red, Crystal, Flaked Barley
Hops: Galena, Millennium, Ahtanum, El Dorado, Mosaic
Packaging: 22-ounce bottles, 22-ounce Variety 4-Pack, Draft
Distribution:Oregon; Washington; Idaho; Montana; California; Alaska; and Vancouver, British Columbia

Description: An IRA bursting with notes of mango, papaya and pineapple, this beer finishes juicy with a subtle malty backbone. It doesn't take brains to know hoppy, tropical IRAs are a great way to welcome warmer months ahead!

Tasting Notes:Mango, papaya, pineapple and stone fruit notes burst out with bitterness upfront. Sustained by a subtle malt-flavor, this beer finishes smooth, leaving one ready for the next sip of this flavortastic beer!

Food Pairings: Chicken, Seafood, Burgers, Spicy Cuisine like Thai or Mexican, Fish Tacos, Savory French Toast

Download the press release.


Comments (19)

  1. Jean C Henderson:
    Feb 09, 2014 at 01:01 AM

    Where in Portland can I find this beer. It is not at NW Food Front or Whole Foods in NW.

  2. admin:
    Feb 09, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    Jean – We recommend taking a look at our Beer Finder to track it down. Cheers!

  3. Nathan G:
    Nov 16, 2014 at 06:18 PM

    You need this beer year around! If it's not around late next year my girlfriend and I are guna buy as much as we can get our hands on. Good beer guys!

  4. jay:
    Nov 19, 2015 at 08:37 AM

    what does the hand symbol mean on the Dawn of the Red label

  5. Ninkasi:
    Nov 23, 2015 at 09:41 AM

    Great question, Jay. The symbol is the sign of rock-n-roll (better known as Sign of the Horns).. Rock on!

  6. Lyle:
    Nov 24, 2015 at 03:52 PM

    Love Dawn of the Red. Want kegs. Where can I get

  7. Ninkasi:
    Nov 25, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Rock on, Lyle! If you're in Eugene, you can visit our dock sales (http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/visit/dock-sales.html). If you're anywhere else, check out our distributor page and contact a partner near you: http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/delicious/distribution/. Cheers!

  8. Ninkasi:
    Nov 25, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Rock on, Lyle! If you're in Eugene, you can visit our dock sales (http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/visit/dock-sales.html). If you're anywhere else, check out our distributor page and contact a partner near you: http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/delicious/distribution/. Cheers!

  9. e:
    Dec 18, 2015 at 04:07 AM

    Tried this beer last night, very good.

  10. robert:
    Jan 05, 2016 at 10:40 PM

    hands down my favorite beer. ive gotta buy up some here soon i only know of one store in town that sales it

  11. Adrian:
    Mar 27, 2016 at 03:35 PM

    Do you guys ever release homebrew size recipes for home brewing superfans?

  12. Ninkasi Brewing:
    Mar 31, 2016 at 09:15 AM

    Hi Adrian - We don't release specific recipes, but you can find all ingredients used in each beer on our beer pages: http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/delicious/beers/. Cheers!

  13. Eric:
    Apr 26, 2016 at 10:40 AM

    Dawn of the Red is a real kick ass beer! I bought it because of the horns up on the label \m/, but I really love the beer even more. Rock on!

  14. Dustin:
    May 11, 2016 at 04:57 PM

    Just had this beer last night and wow! I havnt had a beer that I'm this exited about in a long time. Good job!! Great beer!! Thank you!!!!!!-dustin

  15. Dustin:
    May 11, 2016 at 04:57 PM

    Just had this beer last night and wow! I havnt had a beer that I'm this exited about in a long time. Good job!! Great beer!! Thank you!!!!!!-dustin

  16. NATER:
    May 17, 2016 at 05:21 PM

    I live 125 miles south of the Arctic circle in alaska. I have a hard time finding this beer anymore, Fred myers use carry it but not any more. I'm a huge IPA fan and tell you what I love Dawn Of The Red!!! Wish I was closer so I could find it more often.

  17. Ninkasi Brewing:
    May 25, 2016 at 04:19 PM

    Hello Nater!

    First and foremost, thank you for supporting Ninkasi. We always appreciate our fans who are willing to go the extra mile to stay in touch with us. We did a little digging, and it sounds like there are two Fred Meyer locations closest to you:

    Fred Meyer
    3755 Airport Way · (907) 474-1400
    *Carries a few of our products, including Dawn of the Red 6 packs, Maiden the Shade IPA 6 packs and Total Domination 6 packs. They even carry our summer variety packs which have FOUR of our IPAs in them.

    Fred Meyer
    930 Old Steese Hwy Ste A · (907) 459-4200
    *Carries Total Domination IPA 4/6/12 pack and our summer variety pack.

    If neither of these are the store you are looking for, we recommend reaching out to your local convenience store OR the beverage manager at your local Fred Meyer and requesting the products you would like to have access to. All of the Fred Meyer locations near the Arctic Circle, pull product from the Anchorage warehouse which carries ALL of our items! If you still have trouble finding our brews, please reach out to our AK market manager, Alyssa @ Alyssa.miller@ninkasibrewing.com.
    Cheers!

  18. Gladys Schwehr:
    Jul 19, 2016 at 06:56 PM

    Where in the Tri-cities Wa. would i find the Dawn of the Red?

  19. Ninkasi Brewing:
    Jul 20, 2016 at 09:34 AM

    Hi Gladys - Check out our beer finder to locate a bottle near you! http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/delicious/beer-finder.html


Add a Comment





Allowed tags: <b><i><br>Add a new comment: