EUGENE, Ore.â€”April 18, 2017â€”Ninkasi Brewing CompanyÂ unveils a new look for its summer seasonal,Â Maiden the Shade Summer IPA. First brewed in 2009, this IPA boasts an impressively balanced hop profile of eight select varieties paired with a smooth drinkability. Available in 12oz. 6-packs, 22oz. bottles and on-draft, Maiden the Shade returns May through September.
Crafted to celebrate summer and inspired by the annualÂ Oregon Country Fair, a three-day gathering held on 280 acres west of Eugene with music, food and culture, Maiden the Shade quickly became a favorite way to revel in the season. Deemed a Summer IPA, the beer captures a complex hop profileâ€”bold, dank and bursting with floral notesâ€”and an exceptional drinkability. The updated look of this beer follows the evolution of Ninkasiâ€™s branding, displaying a more hand-illustrated design created by its in-house team of artists.
â€śThis beer is rooted in summer festivals and celebrations, so we wanted its packaging to highlight the palette of the season,â€ť says Nick Yarger, Ninkasiâ€™s in-house art director.Â â€śSo much of what we do is inspired by our hippie roots with a dash of rock â€™nâ€™ roll; this new art draws from the style of American Traditional tattoos, bringing into detail the beauty of the summer maiden.â€ť
â€śBrewed with eight hop varieties, this Summer IPA has a multi-layer hop complexity that is bold, floral and flavorful,â€ť explains Ninkasi founding brewer and co-founder, Jamie Floyd. â€śPaired with flaked barley, this beer has a smooth drinkability, perfect for pairing with outdoor festivals or any outside gathering.â€ť
Maiden the Shade Summer IPA can be found on the shelf and on-draft startingÂ May 1, 2017. To track some down, visit the Ninkasi Beer Finder.
Maiden the Shade Stats
Bold and drinkable, this Summer IPA captures an impressively balanced hop complexity. An adventurous hop bouquet of eight select varieties is complemented by the use of flaked barley to create a beer that is as robust as it is easy to sip. Kick back and enjoy!
Style:Â Summer IPA Series:Â Seasonal Release Series Available:Â May â€“ September ABV:Â 6.8% IBU:Â 72 Malt:Â 2-Row Pale, Vienna, Flaked Barley Hops:Â Summit, Centennial, Simcoe, Columbus, Crystal, Palisade, Amarillo, Magnum Packaging:Â 12oz. 6-Pack, 22oz. Bottles, Draft Tasting Notes:Â This beer has been dubbed a summer IPA. Powerful combinations of many different kinds of hops give it a big hop profile. We added flaked barley to the beer to make for a smooth body and a lighter summer-style IPA. Another Ninkasi cult favorite! Food Pairings:Â BBQ, Fresh Vegetables, Fish Tacos, Savory French Toast Distribution:Â Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; D.C.; Colorado; Idaho; Maryland; Nevada; New York; Oregon; Texas; Utah; Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia
About Ninkasi Brewing Company Founded in 2006 by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge,Â Ninkasi Brewing CompanyÂ continues to grow from its first batch of Total Domination IPA, to two brewhouses, a 55-barrel and a 90-barrel brewhouse, located in Eugene, Ore. Ninkasiâ€™s Flagship beersâ€”Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Dawn of the Red IPA, Easy Way IPA, Hop Cooler Citrus IPA, Pacific Rain Northwest Pale, Helles Belles Helles Lager, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stoutâ€”are sold throughout Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; D.C.; Colorado; Idaho; Maryland; Nevada; New York; Oregon; Texas; Utah; Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia. The brewery remains privately-owned and is committed to community support and giving. Ninkasiâ€™sÂ Beer Is Loveprogram offers in-kind donations and support for organizations throughout its footprint. For more information, callÂ 541.344.2739or visitÂ www.NinkasiBrewing.com.