Ninkasi Brewing

272 Van Buren Street
Eugene, oregon
(541) 344-2739

Brewery Tour Info

Tours Tuesday - Saturday. Visit their website for tour times and to make reservations.

Brewery Tasting Room Info

"Sunday - Wednesday: Noon to 9pm, Thursday - Saturday: Noon to 10pm"

Ninkasi Brewing - Eugene, OR

ABOUT
 

In late 2005, Nikos Ridge and Jamie Floyd met at a favorite local bottle
shop in Eugene, Ore. Nikos was sampling a beer Jamie had brewed at a local
restaurant/brewery and through mutual friends, the two started talking.
The conversation landed on the question, “What would you do if you could
open your own brewery?” With Nikos’ background in finance and Jamie’s
experience in brewing, it seemed like a good skillset for starting a brewery.
The two began brewing about six months later, on June 15, 2006, when
Nikos and Jamie spent 17 hours brewing the first batch of Total Domination
IPA. The first kegs were produced in a leased space inside of a German
restaurant in Springfield, Ore. Once a brewery, the building was equipped
with a 15-barrel brew house. Here, a new craft brewery was born with one
soul driving purpose—through the creation of the highest quality beers;
to improve the lives of its customers, the residents of its communities, its
employees, and business partners.

Both founders knew they wanted to do things differently—within the beer
industry and in the local community. In a time when the industry landscape
was home to male-centric brands, Nikos and Jamie strived for a company
that represented what beer meant to them—a source of community and
the root of human existence. And so, Ninkasi—the Sumerian goddess of
fermentation—was selected as the name. Throughout human history, beer
not only was a catalyst for written language and organized education, but
was also the center of community and culture, one never in operation
without the other—a driving force behind the new brewery. In a quest to
find property that could cultivate community spirit, the two purchased real
estate in Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood and moved the brewery to its
current location in 2007.
Since then, Ninkasi has undergone three expansions, to produce more
beer for more people. The expansions included a larger production facility,
tasting room, office spaces, and local distribution, all while keeping the
focus on brewing excellent craft beer. Ninkasi’s culture continues to embody
“Believe in the Goddess”—symbolizing the Ninkasi ideal in an elevated
human experience through the social enjoyment and sharing of beer.
The current brewery features a 55-barrel brewing system, with a capacity of
95,000 barrels per year of craft beer to be distributed throughout Alaska,
California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.
The Ninkasi family of beers, known as its Flagship Series, has grown from
its first batch of Total Domination IPA to include Tricerahops Double IPA,
Believer Double Red, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout,
and Quantum Pale Ale. Today, the Ninkasi family of brands includes its
Flagship, Seasonal Release, Special Release, Prismatic Lager, Single Hop,
and R&D Series.

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(541) 344-2739

Brewery Tour Info

Tours Tuesday - Saturday. Visit their website for tour times and to make reservations.

Brewery Tasting Room Info

"Sunday - Wednesday: Noon to 9pm, Thursday - Saturday: Noon to 10pm"

272 Van Buren Street
Eugene, oregon

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