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Beers That Blew Our Minds In 2017

Jan 09, 2018
Beers That Blew Our Minds In 2017

And the ones we can't wait to try this year.

Announcing the 2018 Ninkasi Beer Calendar

Dec 19, 2017
Announcing the 2018 Ninkasi Beer Calendar

  We're looking forward to another year of crafting quality beers for our customers! The year ahead marks our first debut of Ninkasi in cans (ICYMI check out our can announcement here) dropping this January, our 12th year of brewing independent craft beer,…

Challah Beer Bread Recipe with Sleigh'r Winter Ale

Dec 15, 2017
Challah Beer Bread Recipe with Sleighr Winter Ale

  So… this was my first time making challah bread. Actually, it was my first time making bread in general. Needless to say, this was a healthy dose of fun, confusion, worry, and overall satisfaction (because it ended up tasting delicious!). The office doesn't have a Kitchenaid (although maybe it's time I make…

Hanukkah Beer Latkes with Pacific Rain Pale Ale

Dec 14, 2017
Hanukkah Beer Latkes with Pacific Rain Pale Ale

  I don't cook latkes often but when I do, it ends up being a crowd pleaser. What the heck are latkes?! Latkes are potato pancakes and are traditionally made for Hanukkah. This dish is best as an appetizer or a side dish. Then again, use your leftover latkes (as if there would be…

In The Lab: Caring for Spacefaring Yeast

Nov 21, 2017
In The Lab: Caring for Spacefaring Yeast

When Ground Control launches each year, the geekiness level at our brewery certainly reaches a new extreme. Brewed with yeast that traveled to space and back (77.3 miles above Earth to be exact!) we’ve enjoyed sharing this beer with space and beer nerds alike—including the one-and-only Neil…

Why We Taste: Inside the World of Sensory

Nov 16, 2017
Why We Taste: Inside the World of Sensory

  While it’s hard to deny that sampling beer as part of a job isn’t great, there’s actually a lot to designing and activating a sensory program that relies on trained tasters to help keep our beers in-check. Each week, we run a series of sensory panels (blind tastings) to gain deeper understandings when it comes to our beers. I sat down with…

Extra Life: Play Games, Heal Kids

Nov 03, 2017
Extra Life: Play Games, Heal Kids

  Not only are we beer nerds, but we're also pretty darn nerdy when it comes to games. So when the opportunity presents itself to game for 24-hours straight AND raise money for our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital, we raise our beers (and controllers!) and get to work. 

Pair This Beer With 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs

Nov 02, 2017
Pair This Beer With 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs

  As all three Cascadia teams fight in the Major League Soccer Cup playoffs, I am reminded how great the Northwest is with skilled, entertaining soccer teams and great local breweries. Together, a game of soccer and some fresh beer can make for a wonderful afternoon. Helles Belles is a Munich Helles Lager that is the perfect…

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…