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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…

Beer is Love Partner Highlight: PLUG & RACC

Apr 23, 2013
Beer is Love Partner Highlight: PLUG & RACC

John Henry Dale and Jeremy Highhouse started the Portland Live User Group (PLUG) as a Portland music community resource for sharing ideas, tips, techniques, strategies and knowledge for producing and performing music with Ableton Live, the world's most advanced music performance and production software. Each and every month, our Beer is…

USA Today: 10 Best Craft Brew States in America

Apr 22, 2013
USA Today: 10 Best Craft Brew States in America

We're honored to be included on this list of the "10 Best Craft Brew States in America" from USA Today! Coming in at #4 (based on volume) is our home state of Oregon! Here's what USA Today had to say about our beer scene: "Oregon certainly does its part in carrying on the beer heritage of the Pacific Northwest. When you land in Portland, you'll find a Rogue Brewery right in…

Introducing Tripel: The Next R&D Series Release

Apr 19, 2013
Introducing Tripel: The Next R&D Series Release

A delicious addition to our R&D (Rare & Delicious) Series. Tripel is a Ninkasi take on a Belgian Tripel, brewed with yeast that contributes a spicy, clove-like aroma with citrusy and floral notes. We created this series to highlight unique beers created by different members of our brewing team. Tripel is Tim's first solo brew at Ninkasi, who selected this style not only for his…