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Pacific Rain Northwest Pale: Brewed with Lava-Filtered Water

Apr 17, 2017
Pacific Rain Northwest Pale: Brewed with Lava-Filtered Water

  Breweries need good water to make good beer; in fact, 95% of beer is water. Every brewer will tell you that water is an essential part of making beer. We are fortunate to have fresh and clean water sourced straight from the McKenzie River Watershed, originating atop the High Cascades and continuing its journey to our brewery. The…

"Hoppy" National IPA Day!

Aug 03, 2016
"Hoppy" National IPA Day!

Craft beer enthusiasts have a reason to rejoice this Thursday, August 4th; it’s a day dedicated to the beloved India Pale Ale. Each year on the first Thursday of August, IPA lovers unite, celebrate, and drink up. We are known for our wide array of IPA’s full of hoppy profiles, ranging from our original top seller, Total Domination,…

Introducing: Wünderbier!

Jun 10, 2014
Introducing: Wünderbier!

It may not be summer on paper, but the sun is out, the weather is warming up, and we know you’ve already dusted off those inner tubes, hiking boots, grills, and frisbees. Which means we also know that you’re probably in the mood for some craft beer that’s a little crisper, a little bit more refreshing, and a little bit lighter than the stuff you’ve been drinking during the colder months.…

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.  

Bring on Spring: Spring Reign Returns!

Feb 26, 2014
Bring on Spring: Spring Reign Returns!

We don't know what's going on in your neck of the woods, but here in Eugene we've been  enjoying a streak of warmer weather and sunnier skies. All of this unseasonably nice weather is really getting us in the mood for an early spring. Who cares if it's only February? And so what…

Brewing at Sierra Nevada

Feb 11, 2014
Brewing at Sierra Nevada

Jamie with Sierra Nevada Founder Ken Grossman. Photo courtesy of Sierra Nevada. When you hear "Ninkasi" and "Sierra Nevada" in the same sentence, when that sentence is about how the two breweries are going to collaborate on a beer for the same bottle, what kind of beer do you expect to land itself in that bottle? A total hop bomb, right? Wrong. As our founding…

Introducing: PRAVDA

Feb 06, 2014
Introducing: PRAVDA

We'll be the first ones to admit that lagers don't always have the best reputation. A lot of craft beer lovers associate the style with something closer to water than delicious, flavorful beer. But we'll also be the first ones to tell you that lagers deserve so much more of our love and attention. And if you're someone who is reluctant to order a lager, there's a good chance you just haven't met…

Introducing: Dawn of the Red

Jan 21, 2014
Introducing: Dawn of the Red

When you walk into the Tasting Room at the brewery, there's a good chance you're going to see a member (or five or ten) of Team Ninkasi enjoying a pint. These days, there's an even better chance that Dawn of the Red, our brand new India Red Ale, will be in that pint glass. Since the moment…

Believer Wins a 2014 Good Food Award

Jan 18, 2014
Believer Wins a 2014 Good Food Award

Once upon a time, in the land of Eugene, two friends got together and decided they wanted to open up a brewery to serve the community. In the spirit of the ancient Sumerians, who brewed beer to act as a cultural hub, the two friends set out to make their brewery, Ninkasi Brewing Company, a village brewery that could give back to the community and Perpetuate Better Living.

Craft Brewery ISO of Single Hops

Dec 19, 2013

There are over 100 different varieties of hops that brewers use to add bitterness, flavor and aroma to beer! And in addition to this massive amount of hops, there are new and experimental hops that are popping up all the time. With every hop offering its own array of unique characteristics, it’s important to find ways to familiarize ourselves with these hops and the different flavors…