Ninkasi

Our Commitment to Fresh Beer

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When you crack open a Ninkasi beer, we want to make sure it’s the best beer you could possibly enjoy. We work hard to make sure our wholesale partners and retailers provide you with the freshest Ninkasi beer. How do we do this? Each and every bottle, can, case, and keg of Ninkasi beer is marked with a best by date. We do this to ensure your Ninkasi beer is enjoyed and tastes just as our brewers intended. 

Where to find our Best by Dates

Bottles
The best by date…

Our Commitment to Fresh Beer

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When you crack open a Ninkasi beer, we want to make sure it’s the best beer you could possibly enjoy. We work hard to make sure our wholesale partners and retailers provide you with the freshest Ninkasi beer. How do we do this? Each and every bottle, can, case, and keg of Ninkasi beer is marked with a best by date. We do this to ensure your Ninkasi beer is enjoyed and tastes just as our brewers intended. 

Where to find our Best by Dates

Bottles
The best by date…

Your Guide to Summer Beer Drinking

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Here in Oregon we spend a lot of time dreaming of sunny weather. And the rolling from spring to summer means that it’s finally time to sip some Maiden The Shade in the backyard, dust off the charcoal grill and start enjoying the outdoors to its fullest. While the sun provides us with Vitamin D and warm, positive vibes, beer is not too fond of the same treatment. Here are a few tips to maximize flavor and refreshment!

Your Guide to Summer Beer Drinking

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Here in Oregon we spend a lot of time dreaming of sunny weather. And the rolling from spring to summer means that it’s finally time to sip some Maiden The Shade in the backyard, dust off the charcoal grill and start enjoying the outdoors to its fullest. While the sun provides us with Vitamin D and warm, positive vibes, beer is not too fond of the same treatment. Here are a few tips to maximize flavor and refreshment!

The Science of Canned Beer

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Since the 1930s, beer has been produced in cans. The initial cans were steel, looking more like a soup can than a modern beer can. They were opened by punching two holes in the top with a churchkey, and imparted a metallic flavor to the beverage. Soon, cone-top cans were invented that could run through a brewery’s bottling line. In the 1960s, pull tab cans gained popularity for their ease of use, but the tabs littered areas where beer was consumed and were dropped into cans, presenting a health hazard. In the 1970s, the stay tab can that we know and love today was introduced. Although…

Beer is Love: How Our Craft Supports Nonprofits

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Our Beer Is Love program is just that. We believe we can help others do good through using beer as the liquid to bring people together. Established in 2012, the Beer is Love Program has focused on giving back to the communities where our beer is sold and enjoyed.

Why Beer is Love?

Why do we donate beer to nonprofit organizations? There are a few reasons for this. First and foremost, we love having the opportunity to make an impact through the product we create. Not only do we get to help nonprofits save money by donating beer, but we are donating a craft…

A Year of Giving: 2017 Beer is Love

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Last year, we expanded our Beer is Love program to reach beyond beer donations. We donated an amazing total of $126,168.00 to nonprofits across our distribution territory. Below is a recap of what our Beer is Love program was up to in 2017 and how these funds are working in our communities. 

In-Kind Beer Donations to Organizations Across 12 States

The biggest part of the Beer is Love Program is our in-kind donations of product. We donate beer to registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations throughout every community where our beer is sold and enjoyed. We donate…

Why We Taste: What does it take to be a professional beer taster?

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Welcome back! In our second installment of Why We Taste, we’re diving deep into the world of sensory, this time learning about what it takes to be a professional beer taster. (Missed our first post? Check it out here!). Each week, our sensory panelists evaluate our beers to make sure they are true-to-brand. Spoiler alert: there’s a whole lot of training involved.

Read on for our interview with Jules, sensory specialist here at Ninkasi:

Let’s start at the top: what…

Announcing the 2018 Ninkasi Beer Calendar

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We’re looking forward to another year of crafting quality beers for our customers! The year ahead marks our first debut of Ninkasi in cans (ICYMI check out our can announcement here) dropping this January, our 12th year of brewing independent craft beer, and our continued evolution of balanced beers for you to enjoy!

We look forward to cheersing with you in 2018 with a lineup of delicious beers, suitable for everyone from the hop head, to the…

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