Ninkasi Releases Green Haze Fresh Hop Pale Ale

What’s that you say?  Another Fresh Hop announcement?  Well what did you expect?  After all, it is Fresh Hop season, quite possibly the most wonderful time of the year (move over, Christmas!)  I’ve already told you about Two Beers‘ (CBM Sponsor) Fresh Hop IPA and Fremont Brewing‘s lineup of Fresh Hop Ales for this year.  Now, Ninkasi Brewing Company has announced the release of their 2017 Fresh Hop Pale Ale: Green Haze.

Brewed with over 400 pounds of Centennial Hops fresh off the bine at Goschie Farms (less than 2 hours from hop field to brew kettle!), Green Haze is about as fresh as you can get and should bring those grassy, Earthy notes you’d expect from a well made Centennial Fresh Hop Pale.

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Ninkasi Prepares To Start Canning Their Beers

It took me a while to warm up to cans.  I grew up in the era where the vast majority of beer that came in cans was horrible, mass-produced American Lagers.  That likely tainted my response a bit, but I also still believe that beer tastes better out of bottles than out of cans.  I’ve even read a few studies/blind tests that confirm this conclusion (albeit by a narrow margin).

Even so, I’ve come around on cans.  The taste difference between can vs. bottle is virtually imperceptible to most and there’s also the fact that many new, highly sought-after beers only come in cans now (some also on tap, if you can find ’em). Now, Ninkasi Brewing Company has decided to jump on the can wagon and just announced that they’ll start canning their beers.

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Ninkasi Releases Their Summer IPA Variety Pack

Ninkasi Brewing Company out of Eugene Oregon puts out some excellent craft brews, including several different IPAs.  I really enjoy their Total Domination IPA and Tricerahops Double IPA, as well as their Hop Cooler Citrus IPA; and don’t forget about their Maiden The Shade Summer IPA, which I told you about just last week.

With Summer right around the corner, Ninkasi has decided to pull together a few of their most popular IPAs into the Summer IPA Variety Pack.  An easy way to please the hopheads in your life, this variety pack will include four different Ninkasi IPAs: Total Domination, Dawn Of The Red, Beer Run and Hop Cooler.

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Pacific Rain Joins Ninkasi’s Year-Round Flagship Series

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The Pacific Northwest has a well-deserved reputation for having a large number of businesses who embrace the ‘local and sustainable’ movement.  That is, trying to use local ingredients as much as possible as well as looking out for the environment, so our beautiful Pacific Northwest stays beautiful for years and years to come.

Ninkasi Brewing Company embraces this philosophy and wants to celebrate the Pacific Northwest, as well as the fantastic and fresh local ingredients available.  To that end, Ninkasi Brewing is happy to announce the latest addition to their year-round Flagship Series of beers, Pacific Rain Pale Ale.  Featuring crystal clear, lava-filtered water from the McKenzie River and four Pacific Northwest-grown hop varieties: Citra, Simcoe, Mosaic, and Nugget.

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Ninkasi Rebrands Vanilla Oatis & Retires Original Oatis

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Ninkasi Brewing Company has been quite busy this year.  They just celebrated their 10th Anniversary and, earlier this year, they started rebranding their flagship lineup of beers.  Now, it’s time for their popular Stout, Vanilla Oatis, to get the rebranding treatment.

As the rebranding of Vanilla Oatis gets under way, Ninkasi will also be retiring the original Oatis, which has been a year-round offering but will begin to phase out as Vanilla Oatis takes it’s place.

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Ninkasi Announces Team Total Domination

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Do you dominate the outdoors and perpetuate better living in an inspiring way?  Many Ninkasi Brewing Company fans do, so Ninkasi is pleased to announce: “Team Total Domination.”

According to Ninkasi: “Team Total Domination is a crew of  explorers, adventurers, professional athletes and artists who we think totally dominate. No matter the season or terrain, you’ll find this bunch out in the wild, doing what they love. We’re thrilled to be a part of the action and share a few beers along the way.”

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Ninkasi Adds Hop Cooler To Their Flagship Series

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Have you been getting out and enjoying that sun?  Despite a slow start, Seattle Summer is here and that means IPAs.  Most craft beer drinkers I know enjoy a good IPA any time of year, but when the temperatures rise and that sunshine beckons, who can resist a delicious IPA out on the deck or patio?

Choice is never a problem with IPAs.  We have more IPAs to choose from here in the Northwest than most beer lovers could ever hope for.  So there’s never a shortage of new, hoppy, delicious IPAs to try.  Now, Ninkasi is increasing your selections by one and adding their Citrus IPA, Hop Cooler, to their Flagship Series, making it available year round.

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Ninkasi Brewing Rebrands Their Flagship Beers

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As craft beer drinkers, we see a lot of different beer labels.  Some of them are rather plain, while others can be quite fancy and artistic.  They are all unique in one way or another and each one tells a story of sorts, giving you at least some hint of what to expect from what you find inside the bottle.

With their 10 year Anniversary coming up this Summer, Ninkasi Brewing Company has decided that it’s time for an update to the labels for their Flagship beers.  It’s an update they feel better represents the personality behind each brand, with each new label telling a bigger visual story.

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A Blizzard Of Local Winter Beers Return – UPDATED 11/16

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It may not be Winter yet, but that hasn’t stopped many of my favorite local Winter beers from returning (and don’t forget that International Stout Day is tomorrow, November 6th).  Already here are beers like Jubelale from Deschutes Brewing Company, Sleigh’r from Ninkasi Brewing Company, Bifrost from Elysian Brewing Company, Hoppy Holidays Winter Ale from Schooner Exact Brewing and Festivus Holiday Ale, which arrived just yesterday from Black Raven Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor)

Over the next couple of weeks, even more Winter beers will be making their return.  Among them: B-Bomb (Bourbon Abominable Ale) from Fremont Brewing Company, Old Wooly Barleywine from Big Time Brewing Company, Overhang Bourbon Imperial Porter from Two Beers Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor), Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout from Reuben’s Brews, and Gunpowder Plot Nitro Porter, arriving today from Black Raven Brewing Company.

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Winter Seasonals Return From Ninkasi Brewing

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Fall has indeed returned to the Northwest and yes, Winter is on the way.  One reason I don’t really mind the return of the cold, wet weather too much is that, along with it, return some of my favorite styles: Winter Seasonals, Imperial Stouts and Holiday Ales.  While I may be a hophead at heart, my palate gets a decidedly seasonal craving for stronger, darker, maltier, wood-aged and even spicier beers around this time of year.

There’s plenty out there to choose from as well, with the likes of: Jubelale (Deschutes Brewing Company), Jolly Roger Christmas Ale (Maritime Pacific Brewing Company), Bifröst (Elysian Brewing Company), Fall Line Russian Imperial Stout (Two Beers Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor)), Bourbon Abominable (Aka: “B-Bomb” – Fremont Brewing Company), Entendez Nöel (Sound Brewing Company), Hoppy The Woodsman (Schooner Exact Brewing), Parabola Imperial Stout (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)  and a whole host of others too numerous to list here, from all across the Northwest and the nation.

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