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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.…

Keeping it Local

Jun 05, 2014
Keeping it Local

It all started in the back of a pickup truck. A gold Ford Ranger, to be exact. That’s what Jamie and Nikos used to hand-deliver Ninkasi beer to bars, shops and restaurants around Eugene and Corvallis. As you can probably imagine, with every keg and case of beer that they delivered, they got to be closer and closer to folks all over town. Which was great, since Jamie’s biggest goal in starting…

How Beer Gets from the Brewery to Your Fridge

Jun 03, 2014
How Beer Gets from the Brewery to Your Fridge

Let’s talk about the three-tier system. Some of you may have heard of the three-tier system, others may wonder why we’re talking about something that sounds like a method for baking wedding cakes on a beer blog. But the three-tier system is actually very related to beer. It’s how beer gets from us to you! You see, it’s against the law for breweries to sell beer directly to…

Introducing: LUX!

May 20, 2014
Introducing: LUX!

If you've had Ninkasi beer, you know that we love our hops. LOVE our hops. There are many, many occasions when we're craving the biggest and hoppiest of beers. But you know what else we love? Lagers. LOVE lagers. Especially the ones that are brewed with high quality ingredients and offer traditional representations of the classic and absolutely delicious European lagers.