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Seattle Beer Week: Session Beer Session

May 28, 2013
Seattle Beer Week: Session Beer Session

When good people and good beer are brought together for a great cause (and not to mention some killer skating) - it truly makes us proud to be in the craft beer community. Marginal Way Skatepark is known as Seattle's version of Portland's Burnside Park, where…

Lance's Brewery Tour: Beer. Autism. Hope.

May 24, 2013
Lances Brewery Tour: Beer. Autism. Hope.

We are deeply honored to welcome Lance Rice, a gifted beer historian to our brewery this summer!  "For nearly forty years Lance has used his computer-like mind to memorize a staggering amount of knowledge in beer and brewery history. Yet even more astonishing is the fact that Lance has never been able to share his passion with the world… Lance is autistic." In an effort to make his…

Construction Update!

May 24, 2013
Construction Update!

Every time we turn our heads, progress is made on our new expansion in the Whiteaker! We embarked on our fourth and largest expansion with a groundbreaking ceremony last summer and are making way on our new buildings including an additional brewery, administrative building and local distribution facility– all located within a two-block radius of our current facilities. All buildings are on their…

Triangle Lake School: Small School, Big Successes

May 22, 2013
Triangle Lake School: Small School, Big Successes

Triangle Lake Charter School is one of Oregon’s small rural schools, located in the town of Blachly, Oregon. Three years ago, Triangle Lake became a charter school with the hope of boosting enrollment and preserving the community’s pride in this great neighborhood hub. As a charter school, Triangle Lake boasts small class sizes with a total enrollment…

Sensory with Ninkasi: How to Properly Evaluate a Beer

May 21, 2013

Four times a week, the Ninkasi lab opens its doors to employees to analyze and sample a tray of recently bottled beers. During these sessions we are tasting to determine whether the beers can be labeled as true-to-brand. Every Ninkasi beer has specific aromas that should be smelled and specific flavors that should be tasted when consuming. If the beer matches the description, it is considered true-to-brand.…

Toast to American Craft Beer Week with Ninkasi!

May 16, 2013
Toast to American Craft Beer Week with Ninkasi!

This week is American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), also known as the "Mother of All Beer Weeks." ACBW celebrates small and independent brewers, their craft beer and the American craft beer culture! In celebration of ACBW, we are raising our glasses with the rest of the country for the Nationwide Toast this Thursday,…

Cheers Magazine: The Rise of Single-Hop Beers by Lucy Saunders

Apr 30, 2013
Cheers Magazine: The Rise of Single-Hop Beers by Lucy Saunders

So what's the deal with single-hop beers anyways? We designed our Single Hop Series here at Ninkasi for two reasons - education and experimentation. Since then, we have released Smells Like Purple, and El Dorado and are on the verge of announcing our next single-hopped release any day now.  Writer Lucy Saunders interviewed Jamie Floyd, our founding brewer, about the creation of our Single…

Pints and Panels: Ninkasi ReDunkulous Dunkel Weiss Reviewed!

Apr 26, 2013
Pints and Panels: Ninkasi ReDunkulous Dunkel Weiss Reviewed!

Have you ever met a "beertoonist?" Well, that's exactly what Em is, author of Pints and Panels - a blog where Em reviews beer via cartoon strips. We love everything about this blog - beer and art together in harmony! Check out her full review of our Redunkulous Dunkel Weiss here!

LA Weekly: 5 Great Places to Eat Lunch

Apr 25, 2013
LA Weekly: 5 Great Places to Eat Lunch

It's the middle of the day, and you need a place to mow down on some grub and absorb some liquid sunshine. A recent article by LA Weekly is here to help! Check out this line-up of 5 Great Places to Eat Lunch. You might recognize one of our handsome bottles featured at Neptune's…

CraftBeer.com: Breweries Across the U.S. Gear Up For SAVOR

Apr 25, 2013
CraftBeer.com: Breweries Across the U.S. Gear Up For SAVOR

SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience is heaven for the beer and foodie enthusiast. Breweries from across the nation will participate in this year's incredible event hosted in New York City for the first time ever.  The craft beer lineup and beer pairings have been announced - and we…