Thursday, April 18

New Ninkasi Releases, and Millionth Case Sold

Tomorrow, we will be selling our one-millionth (that’s right!) case of beer through Maletis, our Portland distributor. While we are excited to reach this mark in such a short amount of time, we are reminded of the overwhelming and continuous support of the retailers, the people who drink craft beer, and our distributor in Portland who have all contributed to building a strong craft beer community!

Along with our friends at Maletis, members of our Ninkasi family will help deliver the one-millionth case to an account in Portland – and we’ll be inviting any and all Ninkasi beer drinkers to join us in celebration as we raise a glass to the wonderful beer community! Specific location will be announced tomorrow on our Facebook and Twitter pages, so stay tuned!

And now on to the releases….

·         First up is the next addition to our Prismatic Lager Series – Sterling Pils (see attached press release for more details). As the next installment of its Prismatic Lager Series, this is the first time Sterling Pils will be available in both bottles and on draft throughout all of our distribution states.

“Sterling Pils is a Ninkasi twist on the Northern German-style lager in which we employ traditional techniques with North American ingredients,” explains Jamie Floyd, Ninkasi founding brewer. “We are excited to release our third Prismatic Lager Series brew, continuing a tradition of thirst-quenching, drinkable beers for all occasions.”

The Prismatic Lager Series, established in 2011 with the release of our Helles Belles, was created to highlight Ninkasi offerings that are Northwest embellishments of traditional lager styles. Sterling Pils is no exception, brewed with ingredients including Washington-grown Sterling hops, Pilsner malt from Montana and Idaho, and naturally filtrated water from Oregon’s McKenzie River.
Sterling Pils Stats 
ABV: 5.1
IBU: 30     
Starting Gravity: 1048
Malt: Rahr Premium Pilsner
Hops: Sterling
Available: 12-ounce bottles and on-draft, April through June
Distribution: Oregon; Washington; Idaho; Montana; California; Alaska; and Vancouver, British Columbia

·         Second are two releases to our R&D (Rare & Delicious) Series - See attached artwork for more information on each!
o    Tripel – a delicious addition to our R&D (Rare & Delicious) Series. Tripel is a Ninkasi take on a Belgian Tripel, brewed with yeast that contributes a spicy, clove-like aroma with citrusy and floral notes. Here’s the stats:
ABV: 9.2
IBU: 35
Malt: Pilsner, Carapils
Hops: Hallertau, Saaz
Available: Draft only, limited availability
Distribution: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana
o    Sasquatch Legacy Baltic Porter. – Brewed in honor of our friend Glen Hay Falconer, this year’s beer was brewed by the 2012 Glen Hay Falconer Foundation scholarship recipients Anthony Stone of Boundary Bay Brewing Company, Jeremiah Boone of Anchorage Brewing Company, and Scott Caul a Corvallis-area home brewer. We’ll be releasing the beer on May 4th, at the Sasquatch Brew Fest in Eugene! For more on this project, check out this article from our friend Lana.
ABV: 7.0
      IBU: 40
                        Malt: Pilsner, Munich, Chocolate, Carafa, Roasted Barley
                        Hops: Chinook, Glena, Falconer’s Flight
                        Available: Draft only, limited availability
                        Distribution: Oregon only!

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