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Pacific Rain Northwest Pale: Brewed with Lava-Filtered Water

Apr 17, 2017
Pacific Rain Northwest Pale: Brewed with Lava-Filtered Water

  Breweries need good water to make good beer; in fact, 95% of beer is water. Every brewer will tell you that water is an essential part of making beer. We are fortunate to have fresh and clean water sourced straight from the McKenzie River Watershed, originating atop the High Cascades and continuing its journey to our brewery. The…

Lessons Learned: Why Beer and Easter Candy Don't Pair

Apr 14, 2017
Lessons Learned: Why Beer and Easter Candy Dont Pair

  Easter candy can be super weird. Have you ever experienced a Peep? I’m usually a big optimist about being able to solve beer pairing issues, and around here we are usually willing to try beer with almost anything. We know that chocolate can go really well with some of our beers. With Easter coming up we thought we would get a bunch of Easter candy and let our customers try their hand at…

Organizational Updates From the Ninkasi Mothership

Mar 29, 2017
Organizational Updates From the Ninkasi Mothership

  We’ve come a long way in 10 years. Starting with bringing to life the dream Jamie and I both had, to a company now employing over 100. Even if I tried, I could not have predicted where we would be today. That’s why I’m excited to announce some key promotions here at the mothership that will helps us continue to grow and lead our teams through the next 10 years (and beyond!).  We…

Demystifying Hops and Bitterness

Mar 27, 2017
Demystifying Hops and Bitterness

  I used to be a bartender in a suburban area new to “craft brewing” and many of our patrons were just realizing that there was more flavor to beer than the barley pops from our parents’ fridge. Some of the most frequently uttered phrases upon ordering were, “oh I don’t like hoppy beer” or “give me whatever IPA has the most IBUs.” Depending on the customer, sometimes I’d just pick one of…

Team River Runner Offers Wounded Veterans A Helping Hand in Boise

Mar 23, 2017
Team River Runner Offers Wounded Veterans A Helping Hand in Boise

  Team River Runner has made its mission to serve others. Through watersports and outdoor therapy, this organization is committed to helping wounded veterans nationwide. Their mission statement is "Team River Runner is a national nonprofit organization committed to helping active duty, veteran service members and their families through…

Five Beer and Girl Scout Cookie Pairings to Brighten Up Your Winter

Mar 17, 2017
Five Beer and Girl Scout Cookie Pairings to Brighten Up Your Winter

  It’s been a long, cold winter and we are definitely looking forward to spring. Even though it’s still pretty cold and dreary out, there is at least one little glimmer of hope—its Girl Scout Cookie season! When the cookie stands started popping up around here we decided to take the cookies to a whole new…

The Believer Campaign: We're Halfway There!

Mar 10, 2017
The Believer Campaign: Were Halfway There!

  Time really does fly when you're having fun; the Believer Campaign is already halfway over! Our beloved double red ale has made a stellar comeback and we are thrilled to be working with such incredible organizations during this campaign. The votes (and the beer) has been flowing and we want to keep the momentum going for the remaining two months of this campaign. Let's recap on the nitty…

Ninkasi Director of Brewing Development Talks Chill Haze

Mar 06, 2017
Ninkasi Director of Brewing Development Talks Chill Haze

  There are many opinions among beer drinkers regarding what is acceptable when it comes to beer clarity. At Ninkasi, we think that a great beer should look great, and for most of our beers that means clear, brilliant beer. To achieve this clarity, our clear beer is run through a centrifuge to remove particulates such as yeast, small hop particles or other suspended solids. The result is…

Upcoming Events in Support of Conscious Alliance

Mar 03, 2017
Upcoming Events in Support of Conscious Alliance

Conscious Alliance, a nonprofit based in Boulder, Colorado, is aiming to make a difference in local communities by fighting hunger through arts, music, and community outreach. Any nonprofit knows that events are a crucial part to an organizations overall success. We have partnered up with this nonprofit for a 4 month…

Dissecting 3 Favorite Hop Varieties

Feb 28, 2017
Dissecting 3 Favorite Hop Varieties

  Pine resin. Grapefruit. “Dank.” When many of us think of hop aromas in beer styles like India Pale Ale those are some of the most common descriptors. However there are a whole number of hops out there we use in the Ninkasi brew houses that that provide a range of fruit aromas and flavors, ultimately creating a pretty amazing diversity among our hop-forward products. Let’s briefly shine…