Ninkasi Brewing Company announces the debut of its new Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout, available on shelves in 22oz. bottles starting in March and remaining on shelves year-round throughout the entire Ninkasi distribution footprint. As a new member of the Ninkasi Flagship Series, Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout will offer customers a tasty, more decadent alternative to the favored Oatis Oatmeal Stout.
“Aged on whole natural vanilla beans, Vanilla Oatis is a unique and delicious take on our traditional Oatmeal Stout,” explains Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi Brewing Company co-founder.
To create this brew, whole vanilla beans from Eugene’s Singing Dog Vanilla were added to the fermentation tank, essentially dry-hopping the beer with an intoxicating vanilla flavor.
Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout will take the place of its predecessor, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, as the newest Ninkasi offering available in 22oz. bottles. Oatis Oatmeal Stout will remain on draft and in 12oz. bottles but will only be found in 22oz. bottles in Ninkasi’s mixed 4-packs throughout the year.
Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout
Description A delicious oatmeal stout with just enough hops to balance the copious quantities of dark roasted malts, oatmeal for a creamy smooth drinkability, and whole vanilla beans for a rich complexity. To achieve this higher level of decadence, we added in whole vanilla beans to the final stage of fermentation – the same process we use to dry hop a beer.
Tasting Notes Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout is characterized by a roasted front flavor, smooth rich oats, a touch of chocolate flavor, and a rich vanilla complexity imparted by whole vanilla beans. It is bigger than a traditional stout with more alcohol, body and a touch more bitterness to keep it balanced.
Malt 2-Row Pale, Chocolate, Crystal, Roasted Barley, Oats
NINKASI BREWING COMPANY RELEASES NEW 12OZ., 12-PACKS
Total Domination IPA and Mixed Spring 12oz., 12-Packs Available in April
EUGENE, Ore.—Mar. 5, 2013—Ninkasi Brewing Company announces the release of its 12oz., 12-packs hitting shelves for the first time this April. Available throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska, Ninkasi will release two new packages to the shelves – Total Domination IPA and a Mixed Spring Pack—both available in the new 12oz., 12-pack cases.
“The 12oz, 12-packs are a convenient way to maximize the Ninkasi experience,” says Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi Brewing Company co-founder and CEO. “Each box contains 12 opportunities to create great times, share with friends, have fun experiences, and generally ‘Perpetuate Better Living’ – the driving purpose of our brewery.”
Total Domination IPA 12oz., 12-Pack
Ninkasi’s Flagship Total Domination IPA has a citrusy, floral hop aroma, and big hop flavor balanced with a richness imparted by Carahell and Munich malts. This beer is a big, flavorful Northwest IPA that maintains its drinkability, and as such, has garnered great admiration from the novice craft drinker and the seasoned hop-head alike. For the first time ever, this crowd-pleaser will be available in 12oz., 12-pack cases for more enjoyment in convenient 12oz. bottles.
Mixed Spring 12oz., 12-Pack
Ninkasi’s Mixed Spring 12oz., 12-pack is the perfect sampling of Ninkasi steadfast favorites alongside seasonal brews. Each case will include three, 12oz. bottles of Total Domination IPA, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, Spring Reign American Pale Ale, and Sterling Pils. Tying together Ninkasi’s Flagship, Seasonal and Prismatic Lager Series’, this 12-pack is the perfect combination for celebrating the warmer seasons ahead.
About Ninkasi Brewing Company
Founded in 2006 by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi Brewing Company continues to grow from its first batch of Total Domination IPA, to a 50-barrel brewing system located in Eugene, Ore. Ninkasi’s Flagship beers include Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Believer Double Red, and Oatis Oatmeal Stout and are sold throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, California, Montana, and British Columbia. Committed to community support and giving, Ninkasi’s Beer Is Love program offers in-kind donations and support for organizations throughout its footprint. For more information, call 541.344.2739 or visit www.NinkasiBrewing.com.