A new beer will join the year-round lineup at Ninkasi Brewing from Eugene, Oregon. Today, Ninkasi released Heart and Science West Coast IPA in 12oz cans and on draft. This new canned offering will be available across Ninkasi’s distribution footprint.
Heart and Science West Coast IPA originally began as a seasonal beer but its popularity proved that it needed larger exposure. The beer offers the juiciness of a Hazy IPA but one that is a bit more refined. The brewer describes this beer as offering ajuicy start with hints of citrus and tropical fruits plus a smooth, bitter, hoppy finish highlight the technical arts and heartfelt dedication of the independent craft beer industry of the region.
“We wanted to celebrate everyone who has escalated craft beer in the Pacific Northwest, from the farmers, brewers, suppliers, and fans,” Ninkasi founding brewer and co-founder, Nikos Ridge said in a statement. “This beer was so well-received during its seasonal run that it only seemed right to bring it back and brew it year-round.”
Heart and Science Stats With a juicy start and a hoppy, bitter finish, this West Coast IPA is Ninkasi’s tribute to the Northwest craft beer industry. Style:West Coast IPA Series:Year-round Available: Now ABV: 6.8% IBU:48 Malt:2-Row Pale, Vienna, Acidulated, Flaked Barley Hops:Nugget, Mosaic, El Dorado, Simcoe, Citra, Calypso, Amarillo Packaging:12oz. 6-pack Cans, Draft Distribution: Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; Colorado; Hawaii; Idaho; Nevada; Oregon; Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 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 the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.