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Brewed with Pink Boots

Mar 04, 2014
Brewed with Pink Boots

If you walk into any craft brewery anywhere in the world, the odds that you'll spot a pair of boots are somewhere between "without a doubt" and "100% chance of tall, waterproof footwear". Which is why this critical piece of a brewer's wardrobe is the perfect symbol for the Pink Boots Society, an organization devoted to helping women advance and…

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…

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…

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 & 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,…

We're Going to Beer Camp! Announcing the Sierra Nevada Collaboration 12-Pack for 2014

Jul 18, 2013
Were Going to Beer Camp! Announcing the Sierra Nevada Collaboration 12-Pack for 2014

The other day, our founding brewer, Jamie Floyd, entered the office with some seriously exciting news. How did we know this news was so great? Was it his smiling from ear to ear and practically jumping up and down with joy? Yes, yes it was. The day before, he received THE call he has been waiting for. The ultimate collaboration that he believed only to exist in his dreams: Sierra Nevada. Jamie…

Hopped Up Eugene: Brewing the 2013 Sasquatch Legacy Baltic Porter

Mar 29, 2013

Brewed in honor of our friend Glen Hay Falconer, this year’s beer was brewed by the 2012 Glen Hay Falconer Foundation scholarship recipients, including Anthony Stone of Boundary Bay Brewing Company, Jeremiah Boone of Anchorage Brewing Company, and Scott Caul a Corvallis-area home brewer. We’ll be releasing the beer on May 4th, at the Sasquatch…