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Get Nerdy With It: A Look at Fresh Hop Beers

Oct 04, 2017
Get Nerdy With It: A Look at Fresh Hop Beers

  For ­­­hop heads the world over, the end of summer signals the beginning of something great: fresh hop season. Hop plants, Humulus lupulus, reach maturity and are ready to harvest in the middle of August to the middle of September depending on the variety. It’s around that time we see an explosion of fresh hop beers on-tap. Why should I seek out fresh hop beers? …

Ninkasi Heads to GABF & Hosts Denver Events

Sep 19, 2017
Ninkasi Heads to GABF & Hosts Denver Events

Photo © Brewers Association The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s…

Hop Harvest at Goschie Farms

Sep 06, 2017
Hop Harvest at Goschie Farms

  Late summer in the Pacific Northwest can only mean one thing to beer lovers: fresh hops.  Each year, hop farms throughout the region begin the annual hop harvest, plucking whole-coned hops straight from the hop bine. For those of us located close to some of the best hop farms in the nation, it gives us the opportunity to capture the freshest hops of the year. We are able to transport hops…

Ninkasi Studios + Supersonic Lips

Aug 29, 2017
Ninkasi Studios + Supersonic Lips

We love music here at Ninkasi (surprise!). It's a big reason why you'll find a recording studio right inside our brewery offices.  Last summer, we led a search to find the best Dallas band. We teamed up with distributor Andrews Distributing, Spune Productions, and…

Ninkasi Donates $50,000 to McKenzie River Trust

Aug 14, 2017
Ninkasi Donates $50,000 to McKenzie River Trust

  Last Friday, we hosted a Kegs for McKenzie Celebration where we honored McKenzie River Trust with a $50,000 donation!  Why? That's easy. We love clean water (and our community!).  Kicking off in April, we launched our Kegs for McKenzie program. Through this campaign,…

New Zealand and U.S. Hops Collide in OBF Festival Beer

Jul 18, 2017
New Zealand and U.S. Hops Collide in OBF Festival Beer

  July really is the most wonderful time of year in Oregon. Not only do we get to let our skin finally get a much needed dose of Vitamin D, but we also get to (officially) celebrate "Oregon Craft Beer Month." We end the month on the highest of all notes with Portland's Oregon…

3 Reasons Why I Homebrew

Jul 17, 2017
3 Reasons Why I Homebrew

  I avoided becoming a homebrewer for a long time mostly out of the fact that I really didn’t need another hobby. That and the thought of exploding bottles, high cost of entry, and 5 gallons of mediocre beer sitting around wasn’t the most appealing. I finally caved when a friend offered to pay for the kit and we borrowed a kettle to brew with. We spent the afternoon anxiously trying to figure…

Oatmeal Ice Cream + Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout Beer

Jul 14, 2017
Oatmeal Ice Cream + Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout Beer

  INGREDIENTS 1 12oz bottle Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout 1 cup rolled oats 2 tablespoon butter 2 cups half n half 2 cups heavy cream 2/3 cup loose brown sugar 4 egg yolks INSTRUCTIONS Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.…

Ice Cream Float + Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout Beer

Jul 14, 2017
Ice Cream Float + Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout Beer

  You should really stop whatever you are doing and make yourself a beer float. There’s really nothing better and you’ve probably earned it. We love making them with our Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout, a beer that is already roasty, chocolatey and nearly a dessert on its own. Adding ice cream to it just takes it up a notch and makes it an unbeatable treat that is pretty simple to put together.  

Celebrate Oregon Craft Beer Month with Ninkasi Brewing

Jul 11, 2017
Celebrate Oregon Craft Beer Month with Ninkasi Brewing

  We are proud of our Oregon roots and the fantastic brewing community within our state. Celebrating Oregon Craft Beer isn't something we can cheers to in just one day, instead, Oregon brewers have dedicated a whole month of fun ending with the biggest craft beer finale of them all: the Oregon Brewers Festival! Leading up to the fest and all month-long,…