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Helles Yes You Can Make Craft Beer Cocktails

Aug 28, 2014
Helles Yes You Can Make Craft Beer Cocktails

Summer is not over yet! Which means there's still time to enjoy your favorite seasonal brews before they hibernate until next year.  Now, this may surprise you, but sometimes we crave a drink other than a craft beer. As much as we LOVE our brews, we also enjoy finely crafted wine and cocktails, especially when they use fresh, seasonal ingredients. So we…

Team Total Domination: Getting Race Ready!

Aug 22, 2014
Team Total Domination: Getting Race Ready!

It's time for another checkin with Barret, our Team Total Domination all-star who’s gearing up to compete at the 2014…

Team Total Domination: Training Adventures with Barret!

Aug 15, 2014
Team Total Domination: Training Adventures with Barret!

When we checked in with Barret this week, our Team Total Domination all-star was in a great mood. (ICYMI: Barret is an Oregon-born duathlete who’s preparing to compete at the 

Beer is Love Spotlight: Sustainable Brands Conference

Aug 13, 2014
Beer is Love Spotlight: Sustainable Brands Conference

In the beginning of June, our Beer is Love Goddess Emilie flew down to San Diego to work at the 2014 Sustainable Brands Conference and stay with fellow Ninkasi goddess Alyssa, who helps us get delicious beer to all of our friends in Southern California. Emilie guest authored a post for the blog to fill us all in on her awesome trip to SoCal!

Team Total Domination Goes to Switzerland: Welcome, Barret!

Aug 08, 2014
Team Total Domination Goes to Switzerland: Welcome, Barret!

We think Total Domination is pretty awesome, especially when it can be enjoyed in the great outdoors.  But let’s be honest, it doesn’t really matter what we think. Total Domination is your Northwest IPA, which is why we’re looking to you, the true Total Domination fans, to take our flagship IPA to the edges of the earth and make it a part of your…

Learning to Appreciate Beer

Aug 07, 2014
Learning to Appreciate Beer

Here's something that may surprise a few of you: you don't need to be a beer expert to apply for a job at a craft brewery. BUT you DO need to be ready to learn a ton about beer as soon as you get hired. Especially at Ninkasi. We consider staff education and training two of the most important tools to ensure we produce and deliver high quality and delicious beer to all of you. That education…

Where Team Ninkasi Works (and Plays)!

Jul 23, 2014
Where Team Ninkasi Works (and Plays)!

Last month, Team Ninkasi moved into our brand new office building. To say we'd outgrown our old space would be an understatement of the century. With no more room for desks or meeting spaces, a new office was badly needed to help our employees have a comfortable and creative work space! So when we moved into the new space, stoke level was pretty high around here. We spent a lot of time thinking…

Science Friday: Dana and Dana on NSP

Jul 11, 2014
Science Friday: Dana and Dana on NSP

We are all bound to have a lot of questions as Ninkasi Space Program prepares to jettison live yeast into space, retrieve it, and then utilize it in brewing a quality beer. Here to help are Dana and Dana, two integral engineers in NSP’s first mission. Dana Garves is Ninkasi’s lab technician and Dana Robles is a Ninkasi brewer. As our space yeast makes…

Mission One: Yeast Prepares for Launch

Jul 02, 2014
Mission One: Yeast Prepares for Launch

From the desk of Dana Garves, Ninkasi’s lab technician… Yeast is the ingredient most vulnerable to the harsh realities of space brewing. That’s our guess, anyway. A sterile environment with a controlled temperature is necessary, otherwise yeast can become contaminated or die. Our lab tech, and Ninkasi Space Program’s resident scientist, Dana, prepared yeast for…

Introducing: Wünderbier!

Jun 10, 2014
Introducing: Wünderbier!

It may not be summer on paper, but the sun is out, the weather is warming up, and we know you’ve already dusted off those inner tubes, hiking boots, grills, and frisbees. Which means we also know that you’re probably in the mood for some craft beer that’s a little crisper, a little bit more refreshing, and a little bit lighter than the stuff you’ve been drinking during the colder months.…