Thursday, April 26, 2018

Cheers To Summer With Seasonal Offerings From Ninkasi Brewing Company

Courtesy of Ninkasi Brewing Co

Summer IPA and Summer IPA Variety 12-Pack Land May 2018

EUGENE, Ore.—April 26, 2018—Crafted for warm weather, Ninkasi Brewing Company brings back its sunny seasonal, Maiden the Shade Summer IPA, and launches its new Summer IPA Variety 12-Pack, featuring a mix of the brewery’s best IPAs in bottles and cans. Available May through September, both offerings can be found throughout Ninkasi’s distribution footprint.

Maiden the Shade Summer IPA
Deemed a Summer IPA, Maiden the Shade captures a complex hop profile paired with an exceptionally smooth body. Inspired by the annual Oregon Country Fair, a three-day summer festival held in Oregon, Maiden the Shade is bold, dank and bursting with floral notes. Available next month, Maiden the Shade Summer IPA can be found on-tap and in 12 and 22-ounce bottles.

“When we first brewed this beer, we set out to capture the perfect warm-weather IPA,” says Jamie Floyd, Ninkasi founding brewer and co-founder. “Brewed with eight hop varieties and flaked barley, this beer’s multi-layer hop complexity is complemented by a smooth body, making it a go-to for any summertime fun.”

Maiden the Shade Summer IPA 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: Summer IPA
·Series: Seasonal Release Series
·Available: May – September
·ABV: 6.8%
·IBU: 72
·Malt: 2-Row Pale, Vienna, Flaked Barley
·Hops: Summit, Centennial, Simcoe, Columbus, Crystal, Palisade, Amarillo, Magnum
·Packaging: 12oz. 6-Pack, Summer Variety 12-Pack, 22oz. Bottles, Draft
·Tasting Notes: 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: BBQ, Fresh Vegetables, Fish Tacos, Savory French Toast
·Distribution: Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Maryland; Nevada; New York; Oregon; Utah; Washington; Virginia; and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Summer IPA Variety 12-Pack
Also set to release this May, Ninkasi debuts its Summer IPA Variety 12-Pack, highlighting an assortment of IPAs for any palate or occasion. The new variety pack includes 12-ounce bottles of Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Maiden the Shade Summer IPA, and 12-ounce cans of Prismatic Juicy IPA.

“This Summer IPA Pack really demonstrates the versatility of the IPA style,” says Floyd. “Whether your cheersing with bottles in the backyard or heading to the river with cans, this variety pack is ready to go wherever you choose to adventure this summer.”

The Summer IPA Variety 12-Pack Includes:

· Total Domination IPA - 6.7% ABV, 81 IBU
This decidedly balanced Northwest IPA celebrates our love of hops. A delightful blend of citrus and floral hop notes dominate the senses while a trio of malt adds a clean finish. Totally hoppy, totally drinkable; the name says it all.

·Maiden the Shade Summer IPA – 6.8% ABV, 72 IBU
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!

·Tricerahops Double IPA - 8.0% ABV, 84 IBU
A colossal hop profile defines this deceivingly drinkable Double IPA. Earthy and floral hops meld with a generous amount of malt, making Tricerahops incredibly bold and balanced. Hoppy, intensely flavorful and smooth, it’s double everything you already love in an IPA.

·Prismatic Juicy IPA **In Cans!** - 5.9% ABV, 36 IBU
Juicy hops burst with notes of pineapple, passionfruit and guava in this irresistibly flavorful IPA. Dry-hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe CRYO HOPS®, Prismatic offers a deliciously colorful hop experience.

To track down Maiden the Shade Summer IPA or the Summer IPA Variety 12-Pack, visit

About Ninkasi Brewing Company
Founded in 2006 by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi Brewing Company continues to grow from its first batch of Total Domination IPA to the 33rd largest craft brewery in the United States. Independently owned and operated in Eugene, Ore., Ninkasi’s Flagship beers include Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Dawn of the Red IPA, Hop Cooler Citrus IPA, Prismatic Juicy IPA, Pacific Rain Northwest Pale, Yours Truly Easy-Drinking Ale, Helles Belles Helles Lager, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout. Ninkasi beers are sold throughout Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Maryland; Nevada; New York; Oregon; Utah; Washington; Virginia; and Vancouver, British Columbia. Committed to community support and giving, Ninkasi’s Beer Is Love program offers donations to 501(c)(3) organizations throughout its footprint. For more information, call 541.344.2739 or visit

Portland Brewing Company's Official Brand Release in NE Portland

Courtesy of Portland Brewing Co
What: New Way IPA Launch and New Look  
  • Join Portland Brewing for the official brand release in NE Portland at Donnie Vegas.
    • Featuring new beer release of New Way IPA
    • Also showcasing new looks for MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale and Ink & Roses IPA (formerly called Portland IPA)
  • Meet the brewers from Portland Brewing and designers from Studio Mega responsible for bringing the new beers and new look to life.
When: Friday, April 27
Time: 6-8pm
Price: Free entry to event
Who: Everyone welcome

About Portland Brewing Company
We are no strangers to carving our own path. Founded by a group of high school friends, banded together to pursue a passion; industry pioneers who had no rules or playbook, but nevertheless helped shape the Portland craft beer scene to what we love today. Located in the heart of industrial Northwest Portland, we continue to be a passionate group focused on crafting new amazing beer and sharing the fruits of our labor with neighbors, friends and strangers alike.

Hopworks Urban Brewery Releases The Newest In Their Rotating Hazy IPA Series And An American Sour Ale Inspired by Brew Dr. Kombucha

Courtesy of Hopworks Urban Brewery
On May 01, 2018, Hopworks Urban brewery will release two new limited beers in their pubs.

Sunset Fuel is the newest beer in HUB's rotating Hazy IPA Series. Organic malted barley and generous amounts of rolled oats and organic wheat give this beer all the haze and fluff combined with supreme drinkability. El Dorado, Eukanot, and organic Citra hops give this beer a beautiful passionfruit bouquet. The beer will be tapped at their three pubs, and each pub will be stocked with limited 16oz four-packs. There will be ten cases at their Vancouver brewpub, three at BikeBar, and forty-seven at the flagship brewpub in SE Portland. The four-packs won't last long though, so make sure to get them quickly.

Put The Kettle On is an American Kettle Sour Ale brewed with the help of Brew Dr. Kombucha! HUB and Brew Dr. Kombucha are both members of 1% For The Planet, giving back one percent of their sales to environmental organizations, so the partnership makes sense. This light and crisp, sour beer was brewed with organic rose, organic chamomile, organic lavender and organic Jasmine green tea, the same ingredients Brew Dr. uses in their Love brand kombucha. It was then dry hopped with Amarillo and Lemon Drop hops for sweet citrus and lemony characteristics. HUB will have limited draft at their three pubs and with limited distribution in Oregon.

Breakside Brewery Releases Rainbows & Unicorns

 This beer’s tropical, summery goodness ensures a magical ride

April 25, 2018 – Portland, OR – Breakside Brewery announces the launch of Rainbows & Unicorns – the second in a series of four rotating IPAs in 2018. This session beer was originally created for the 2015 Oregon Brewers Fest and showcases two favorite hop varietals: Galaxy and Eldorado. Galaxy provides juicy notes that are reminiscent of peach and apricot, while Eldorado screams pineapple and lime zest. Breakside backs these up with a healthy dose of Comet hops, a heritage hop varietal, overlooked for many years and now gaining popularity again due to its intense stone fruit and citrus character. Also included in the summery brew are Two Row, Maris Otter, Flaked Rice and Light Crystal malts. Rainbows & Unicorns has an ABV of 5.1% and 32 IBUs.
“Rainbows & Unicorns toes the line between ‘juicier’ and ‘sweeter’ style of IPA and the more classic West Coast hoppy pales,” said Ben Edmunds, Brewmaster of Breakside Brewery. “Our team loves it for its clean, pure hop flavors. This one would be great at a backyard barbeque, paired with grilled octopus, smoked spare ribs or any spicy summer favorite.”
Breakside brews this beer in small batches and it will be released in limited quantities from April through mid-July of this year, staying ultra-fresh until it quickly disappears.  Look for it on draft and in 22 oz bottles.
About Breakside Brewery
Breakside Brewery opened in 2010 in Northeast Portland as a restaurant and pub brewery. The brewery is known for its innovative, experimental and diverse beers. In 2013, Breakside expanded operations to Milwaukie, OR with a 30 bbl production brewery filled with 30, 60 and 120 barrel tanks, barrel rooms for wild and non-wild/sour fermentations, a high-speed bottling line and a 24-tap tasting room. The brewery expanded to Northern California in 2016 and in 2017, Breakside opened its third location in the Slabtown district of Northwest Portland. In addition to winning several national and regional awards for its beers, Breakside was named Brewery of the Year at the 2017 Oregon Beer Awards and the 2017 Best of Craft Beer Awards. Breakside sells on draft and in 22oz bottles in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, North Carolina, South Carolina, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, Maine, Northern California, British Columbia and Alberta.