Go on a Ninkasi Beer Run!Mar 03, 2016 Comments (23)
Our core purpose at Ninkasi is to Perpetuate Better Living. One of our favorite ways to do that is by pairing our passions with delicious beer. Running happens to be one of our most widely shared passions, both at the brewery and across all of the communities where Ninkasi is flowing. From the track to tarmac to trails, one thing that unites all of us runners is our love for beer. So we decided to brew a beer that celebrates our love for chasing miles with beer! We’re also partnering with TrackTown USA to be the craft beer sponsor of the TrackTown16 Fan Festival during the Track & Field Trials at Hayward Field and wanted to offer a beer to all of the competitors and fans that truly commemorates the event, the running community, and our home in TrackTown, USA.
We brewed a flavorful IPA because that's what we like to drink after a run and that's what we see all of our running friends reach for. But to make sure this is a beer that runners want to drink after a run, we brewed a test batch of Beer Run IPA and we’re hosting a series of Ninkasi Beer Runs in cities around the country so runners can try it and let us know what they think. After a run, of course.
Ninkasi runner Andrew Wheating led the first of the Ninkasi Beer Runs from our Tasting Room on Friday night. We had a great crowd of trail runners, marathoners, 5kers, stroller-pushing dads, canine companions, and Olympians all show up to run and Beer Run.
Now we need more of you runners to join us for a Beer Run and give us your results! We’ve partnered with several other runners, running groups, and local running shops, to help us lead these runs in communities across the country during March and April. We'll report all of the feedback from the Beer Running to our brew crew so they can tweak the final recipe and make sure we release a beer that runners will love and want to drink after their miles!
Below is the (growing) list of Ninkasi Beer Runs. Check it out, grab your running kicks, and join us for a Ninkasi Beer Run!
March 3rd - EUGENE, OR with Team Run Eugene Flyers at 6pm
March 8th - EUGENE, OR at 6pm
March 9th - ASHLAND, OR with the Rogue Valley Runners at 5:30pm
March 11th - MILL VALLEY, CA with San Francisco Run Company at 6pm
March 12th - NEW YORK CITY, NY at 2pm
March 14th - SAN FRANCISCO, CA with the SFH3 at 6pm
March 15th - AUBURN, CA at 7pm
March 16th - SACRAMENTO, CA at 6pm
March 17th - FORT COLLINS, CO with North FoCo Running Club at 6pm
March 19th - LAS VEGAS, NV
March 21st - BEND, OR at the FootZone Pub Run at 5:30pm
March 23rd - LOUISVILLE, CO with Runners Roost at 6pm
March 23rd - SEATTLE, WA at 5pm
March 24th - TACOMA, WA with the Tacoma Runners at 6:30pm
March 24th - BELLINGHAM, WA with klicks Running and Walking at 5pm
March 30th - PORTLAND, OR with the NoPo Run Club at 6:30pm
March 30th - BOULDER, CO with Flatirons Running Inc at 6pm
March 31st - SPOKANE, WA with the Flying Irish Run Club at 6pm
March 31st - PORTLAND, OR with Territory Run Company and Wy'east Wolfpack at 6pm
March 31st - LONGMONT, CO with Shoes & Brews at 6pm
April 1st - COTTAGE GROVE, OR at 6pm
April 4th - VANCOUVER, BC with the East Van Run Crew at 6:15pm