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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.  

2014 Sasquatch Brew Fest: Join us in the Fermentation District!

May 08, 2014
2014 Sasquatch Brew Fest: Join us in the Fermentation District!

Our first opportunity to host a community event, taking place just outside of some of our newest buildings is almost here! Because why wait to throw a great party for great people? Especially when the cause for celebration is such an incredible one. The cause that we're talking about is the 12th annual Sasquatch…

Make it Reign in the Kitchen

Apr 11, 2014
Make it Reign in the Kitchen

If you're reading the Ninkasi blog, we assume you know how to drink a craft beer. Congratulations, that's an important life skill to master. But do you know how to eat things with craft beer? (And no, we don't mean shoving some chips in your face between sips of Total Domination, although that IS a delicious activity.) We're talking about cooking! It's another greatway to…

Beer is Love on the Road in Washington

Apr 08, 2014
Beer is Love on the Road in Washington

This post is guest authored by Nicole, our Beer is Love Goddess for the Northwest. Beer is Love is our donations and sponsorship program that allows us to partner with community organizations all over the west coast to help them perpetuate better living! You can read more about it here!…

Craft Gates for Craft Beer

Mar 27, 2014
Craft Gates for Craft Beer

A few months ago, we installed a massive (4000 pounds!) and massively impressive gate between Ninkasi’s Local Distribution facility and our new administrative building. While that work of art is rad enough to give us fabrication street cred to last a lifetime, we still have an entire…

Beer is Love Partner Spotlight: McKenzie River Trust

Mar 21, 2014
Beer is Love Partner Spotlight: McKenzie River Trust

It’s not an accident that we decided to brew our beer in Oregon. In addition to having access to the freshest and highest quality ingredients for brewing, we are surrounded by pretty spectacular places in this gem of a state. It’s also not an accident that we partner with the…

When Ninkasi Beer is Your Career

Mar 18, 2014
When Ninkasi Beer is Your Career

For the second year in a row, Ninkasi was named one of the top medium-sized companies to work for in the state of Oregon.

Beer is Love Partner Spotlight: Live a Big Life Ride

Mar 10, 2014
Beer is Love Partner Spotlight: Live a Big Life Ride

Meet Sophia and Madeleine. Sophia quit her job in New York City and headed to California to start the ride of her life. Starting this month, Sophia and her friend Madeleine are on a cross country bike trip to help underserved youth. The Live a…