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Believer is a 2014 Good Food Award Finalist!

Nov 22, 2013
Believer is a 2014 Good Food Award Finalist!

Earlier this week, we learned that our little Believer is a finalist for a 2014 Good Food Award! This is a HUGE honor because this award recognizes Ninkasi, not just for making some pretty stellar beer, but for using social and environmentally responsible business practices to do this.

The Whit's Most Dangerous Beer

Nov 19, 2013
The Whits Most Dangerous Beer

There’s a reason that the words “Eugene, Oregon” account for a full half of the language included on our logo. The community that we brew in is an integral part of our company and one that we feel very lucky to be a part of! This is why Jamie and Nikos decided that they wanted to be the ones (along with the help of Nikos’s gold Ford Ranger) to hand deliver all of the first cases and kegs to the…

A Collaboration Vacation: Ninkasi Brewer Goes to Iceland!

Nov 14, 2013
A Collaboration Vacation: Ninkasi Brewer Goes to Iceland!

When you picture a brewery, what do you see? Towering metal fermentation tanks? Steam piping out of a metal brew kettle as hops get lovingly added to the wort? A metal mash mixer churning malted barley…

Let there be Lagers!

Nov 12, 2013
Let there be Lagers!

A lot of exciting things are going to happen when we open up the new brewery next year. One of these very exciting things is that for the first time ever, Ninkasi is going to brew a lager all…

Beer is Love Partner Highlight: Association of Women in Automotive

Nov 07, 2013
Beer is Love Partner Highlight: Association of Women in Automotive

Betty Kendall was the first woman to gain the Automotive Service Excellence Master Technician certificate. She accomplished this impressive feat back in 1975 and went on to be a professor in automotive at Portland Community College. While teaching, it was not unusual for her to have a classroom full of only male students. It was also not unusual for one of these men to raise their hand and ask her…

Expansion Update: More Capacity, More Office Space

Nov 01, 2013
Expansion Update: More Capacity, More Office Space

In 2007, we brewed 1,800 barrels of beer. By 2010, we were up to 31,000 barrels of beer and the next year, almost doubled our production to 57,000. This year, we are on track to almost reach capacity at our current brewery, which allows us to produce about 95,000 barrels of beer in one…

Setting Up Camp at Sierra Nevada

Oct 29, 2013
Setting Up Camp at Sierra Nevada

Born and raised in California, our founding brewer Jamie is no stranger to Sierra Nevada. Its brew has been a go-to for our brewer for decades. And once he started brewing himself, one of his mentors always told him: “Make good beer like Sierra Nevada, and you’ll be fine.” So that’s what he aspired to do, crediting Sierra Nevada’s brewer Ken Grossman as being a “huge role model”…

Ninkasi Goes to the UK!

Oct 17, 2013
Ninkasi Goes to the UK!

Earlier this year the folks behind the Wetherspoon Real Ale Festival invited Jamie to fly to Scotland and team up with a brewery in the UK  to brew something absolutely awesome to be showcased at their festival. The Wetherspoon…

Ninkasi’s First Wind-Powered Delivery to the Two-Harbors Microbrew Festival

Oct 09, 2013
Ninkasi’s First Wind-Powered Delivery to the Two-Harbors Microbrew Festival

Two Harbors, Catalina Island, off the shore of Southern California This post is brought to you by Celeste, a member of our champion events team in San Diego, about Ninkasi's first-ever wind-powered delivery!  On a beautiful weekend in September, Captain Dylan and I prepared the Sloop Dawn Patrol for its first island beer delivery.

Design Week Portland is Here!

Oct 08, 2013
Design Week Portland is Here!

From October 7th to 12th, Design Week Portland is hosting nearly 200 events and open houses to showcase and celebrate design across disciplines. As soon as we heard that this super cool event was happening, we obviously wanted to go! In case such a vibrant event wasn't enough reason to hit up this celebration WeMake,…