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Science Friday: How to Prevent Oxidation

Aug 30, 2013
Science Friday: How to Prevent Oxidation

Oxidation goes hand-in-hand with beer aging (which you may remember a blog post about earlier). The amount of oxygen sealed into the bottle or keg has a direct impact on how long until the development of the aged off flavors begin to show in the beer. The flavors associated with age generally come…

McKenzie River Trust & The Berggren Demonstration Farm

Aug 26, 2013
McKenzie River Trust & The Berggren Demonstration Farm

In conjunction with Sterling Bank, we set aside more than $37,000 from our current expansion to support local area organizations that build on the values of our Core Purpose: To Perpetuate Better Living, and the historical…

Beer is Love Partner Highlight: Oregon Rafting Team

Aug 22, 2013
Beer is Love Partner Highlight: Oregon Rafting Team

Rafting and kayaking has been a part of Ninkasi from the very beginning. Both our CEO, Nikos Ridge and our events marketing manager, Aaron Wirth have dedicated many weekends to being on the water and battling it out in the rapids - Aaron since age nine and Nikos since last year. One of our most treasured Core Values here at Ninkasi is the Successful Integration of Work and Life, and well, through…

Prismatic Lager Series Release: Oktoberfest Coming this Fall

Aug 20, 2013
Prismatic Lager Series Release: Oktoberfest Coming this Fall

We've all been enjoying the lighter offerings of our Prismatic Lager Series. Featuring Ninkasi takes on traditional lager styles, Oktoberfest is our second Prismatic Lager Series beer released this year, following Sterling Pils in April. This Dortmund-style beer is the perfect way to wind down after a long day of work or anytime! Established in 2011 with the release of our Helles Belles,…

LA Times: Oregon Craft Brew Legend Ninkasi Expands, Total Domination is Coming

Aug 20, 2013
LA Times: Oregon Craft Brew Legend Ninkasi Expands, Total Domination is Coming

The excitement around our newly-launched distribution to Southern California is infectious. We're guessing it has to do something to do with the great partners who will be helping us sell our beer and the Oregon sun shining down upon our brewery in Eugene. Check out…

Southern California, We've Arrived!!

Aug 12, 2013
Southern California, Weve Arrived!!

We heard your calling, and we're stoked to announce that today, dwellers of Southern California (LA and San Diego) and Ninkasi fans basking in the sweet Californian sun, your call has been answered! Starting this August, look for our Flagship and Limited Release offerings in 22oz. bottles and kegs throughout Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego County! For more information, check…

Emilie's Education Series: Malt

Aug 09, 2013
Emilies Education Series: Malt

There's a lot that goes into malt. What is it made of? What is the action of malting? Read on for the answers, my friend! Primarily, malt is barley. Barley goes through the malting process and then, can officially be called "malt." Barley is the most common used grain for malting because it enables one to extract sugars and enzymes for the wort (also…

It's National IPA Day!

Aug 01, 2013
Its National IPA Day!

Today is National IPA Day and throwback Thursday. This is the perfect day to reminisce about the first beer we ever brewed: Total Domination IPA. In June 2006, Nikos and Jamie joined forces to create Ninkasi Brewing Company. The first beer they brewed was Total Domination IPA. It took them about 17 hours to finish this brew. Today, it continues to be our most popular beer. Total…

Ninkasi & Parallel 49 Collab, An International Beer Story

Jul 31, 2013
Ninkasi & Parallel 49 Collab, An International Beer Story

We're excited to announce our first international collaboration and with our friends at Parallel 49 in Vancouver, British Columbia! First meeting at the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, D.C. this past March, founding brewer Graham With of Parallel 49 and began talking with our founding brewer Jamie Floyd, and, as the story goes,…

Get Ready for the 7th Annual Whiteaker Block Party: Official Line-up Announced Here!

Jul 29, 2013
Get Ready for the 7th Annual Whiteaker Block Party: Official Line-up Announced Here!

We love our neighborhood. We love the mix of art and culture, restaurants, and breweries. We also love to celebrate this wonderful community that has been home to our brewery since 2007. As we gear up for the 7th Annual Whiteaker Block Party this weekend (Saturday, August 3rd), we are reminded by the amazing community who has helped us get to where we…