Ninkasi Brewing Releases Velocihoptor Guardian IPA, Juicy Domination Tropical IPA, and Sleigh’r Winter Ale

image of Ninkasi 2020 Fall and Winter Release courtesy of Ninkasi Brewing
image of Ninkasi 2020 Fall and Winter Release courtesy of Ninkasi Brewing

Ninkasi Brewing Company has a full slate of fall and winter beer releases beginning to hit the marketplace. Be on the lookout for Velocihoptor Guardian IPA, Juicy Domination Tropical IPA, Sleigh’r Winter Ale, and a new Fall/Winter Variety Pack.

The new Velocihoptor Guardian IPA is the final installment in Ninkasi’s 19.2oz comic can series featuring art by Dark Horse Comics artists Eduardo Francisco. Their Fall/Winter Variety 12-Pack also includes a unique mixture of beers that includes Sleigh’r Winter Ale, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, Dawn of the Red IPA, and Steady Orbit Grounded IPA.

Here are more details on each of these beers as provided by Ninkasi Breiwng.

image of Velocihoptor courtesy of Ninkasi Brewing
image of Velocihoptor Guardian IPA courtesy of Ninkasi Brewing

Velocihoptor Guardian IPA
Within the goddess Ninkasi’s hop fields lurks Velocihoptor, guardian and protector of the mystical hops that power Tricerahops’ ability of flight. After all, the name Velocihoptor is derived from the Latin “velox,” meaning “swift,” and “hoptor,” meaning “hop dinosaur.” When she spots an intruder, this swift hop dino delivers a quick and complex punch: melon, papaya, and orange notes collide with just a touch of honey.
Style: Guardian IPA
Series: Year-Round
Available: Now
ABV: 6.6%
IBU: 50
Malt: 2-Row, Vienna, Honey Malt, Spelt Malt, White Wheat
Hops: Nugget, Azacca, Bru-1, Lotus, Mosaic
Packaging: 19.2oz can; Draft
Distribution: Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Nevada; Oregon; Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Points of note: This is the fourth and final installment of Ninkasi Brewing’s 19.2oz. comic cans series featuring art by Dark Horse Comics artist Eduardo Francisco. The series also includes Tricerahops Double IPA and Megalodom Legendary IPA.

image of Juicy Domination IPA courtesy of Ninkasi Brewing
image of Juicy Domination IPA courtesy of Ninkasi Brewing

Juicy Domination Tropical IPA
Step outside and sink your feet into the crisp, golden sand. Can you smell the slightly sweet, succulence in the air? Juicy Domination is a swirling riptide of papaya, orange, and guava notes bursting all around. It’s an explosion of flavor that finishes smooth and velvety, just like your favorite tropical adventure.
Style: Tropical IPA
Series: Year-Round
Available: Now
ABV: 6.3%
IBU: 40
Malt: 2-Row, Vienna, Flaked Barley, White Wheat
Hops: Crystal, El Dorado, Simcoe, Bru-1, Galaxy
Packaging: 12oz. 6-pack Cans; Draft; in the Ninkasi G.O.A.T. Pack
Distribution: Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Nevada; Oregon; Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Points of note: Juicy Domination Tropical IPA was previously exclusive to the Ninkasi G.O.A.T. Pack, and available on draft. This is the launch of Juicy Domination in its own 6-pack.

image of 2020 Sleighr courtesy of Ninkasi Brewing
image of 2020 Sleigh’r courtesy of Ninkasi Brewing

Sleigh’r Winter Ale
Thanks to being strategically wedged between the Pacific Ocean and a bunch of volcanoes, we get some of the deepest snowfalls in the world right here in our backyard. It’s our winter playground. And Sleigh’r is our après-ski. Under its frothy head is a deep, chocolatey malt flavor that’s sweet and warm, with a lasting bitterness. Like a toasty fire on a dark night.
Style: Winter Ale
Series: Seasonal
Available: Now
ABV: 6.3%
IBU: 40
Malt: 2-Row, Vienna, Flaked Barley, White Wheat
Hops: Crystal, El Dorado, Simcoe, Bru-1, Galaxy
Packaging: Draft; 12oz. 6-pack bottles, 12oz. 12-pack cans, 19.2oz. cans
Distribution: Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Nevada; Oregon; Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Points of note: This is the first year Sleigh’r has been available in a can, in both the 12oz. 12-pack format and 19.2oz. format. (The 6-pack will remain in bottles.) This is the eleventh year of Sleigh’r as Ninkasi’s Winter seasonal.

image of Ninkasi Fall and Winter Variety Pack courtesy of Ninkasi Brewing
image of Ninkasi Fall and Winter Variety Pack courtesy of Ninkasi Brewing

Fall/Winter Variety Pack
Style: Seasonal Variety Pack
Beers Included: Sleigh’r Winter Ale, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, Dawn of the Red IPA, Steady Orbit Grounded IPA
Available: Now
Packaging: 12-pack 12oz. bottles
Distribution: Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Nevada; Oregon; Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia.

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