In January 2018 Eugene, Oregon based Ninkasi Brewing Company will join the canned craft beer movement. In doing so the eleven-year-old brewer will unveil three beers to kick off this new packaged format of 12 ounce cans.
During its eleven years under the guidance of co-founders Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi Brewing has grown at an exponential rate and is now the thirty-third largest craft brewery in the United States according to the Brewers Association. The brewery made a name when it hit the gates with its Total Domination IPA. Currently Ninkasi Brewing produces seven year-round Flagship Series beers: Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Dawn of the Red IPA, Hop Cooler Citrus IPA, Pacific Rain Northwest Pale, Helles Belles Lager, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout.
“Since 2006, we have operated under a single core purpose: Perpetuate Better Living,” said Ninkasi CEO, Cheryl Collins in a statement. “The addition of cans allows us to carry this through to our fans who, just like us, want to enjoy our beer alongside whatever activity they choose; cans make that possible.”
“We look forward to using this as an opportunity to craft innovative beers that satisfy the palates of our customers,” said Collins in a statement. “The convenience of cans is undeniable and now our fans can enjoy Ninkasi no matter where they choose to have a beer.”
Ninkasi cans are set to hit shelves January 2018 in select markets across the brewery’s distribution footprint. Follow Ninkasi’s social media pages for updates: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.