Celebrate Summer With Seasonal Offerings From Ninkasi Brewing Company

May 30, 2013

EUGENE, Ore.—Ninkasi Brewing Company invites all craft beer drinkers alike to celebrate lazy days ahead with returning summer seasonals. Drawing inspiration from favored warm-weather experiences, Radiant Ale and Maiden the Shade truly capture the best part of summer in the Northwest. Crisp and immensely flavorful, they invite any craft beer drinker to pause and take in all that summer has to offer.

“Our summer beers reflect the playful part of life,” explains Jamie Floyd, founding brewer and co-owner of Ninkasi Brewing Company.  “From barbeques in the park, floating down the river, enjoying music festivals, and especially chilling on the front porch, these beers are adventurous while still characteristically balanced and easy to drink.”

Each beer will be available in 12 and 22-ounce bottles and on-draft June through September.

Radiant Ale Stats
Style: Northwest Pale Ale
ABV: 6.0
IBU: 40
Starting Gravity: 1056
Malt: 2-Row Pale, Crystal, Vienna
Hops: Millennium, Galena, Northern Brewer, Liberty, Glacier
Available: 12 and 22-ounce bottles and on-draft, June – Sept.
Series: Seasonal Release Series
Distribution: Oregon; Washington; Idaho; Montana; California; Alaska; and Vancouver, British Columbia
URL: ninkasibrewing.com/radiant

Description: Earthy and floral hops balance this Northwest-style pale ale, with a touch of Crystal and Vienna malts for flavor. Crisp and flavorful, Radiant Ale is a clean-finishing summer offering in the Ninkasi tradition. The smooth malt character is balanced by an elegant hop bitterness, the perfect complement to a glorious summer day.

Tasting Notes: A touch of Crystal malt is used to sweeten-up this beer in addition to some Vienna malt for balance. The multiple hop varieties are grassy and earthy in tone and differentiate Radiant from most of the citrus forward Northwest Pale Ales!

Maiden the Shade Stats
Style: Summer-Style IPA
ABV: 6.8
IBU: 72
Starting Gravity: 1065
Malt: 2-Row Pale, Vienna, Flaked Barley
Hops: Summit, Centennial, Simcoe, Columbus, Crystal, Palisade, Amarillo
Available: 12 and 22-ounce bottles and on-draft, June – Sept.
Series: Special Release Series
Distribution: Oregon; Washington; Idaho; Montana; California; Alaska; and Vancouver, British Columbia
URL: ninkasibrewing.com/maiden

Description: In salute to the playful side of summer, we had fun with this beer! Maiden the Shade has a big, robust hop character from the liberal use of seven different hop varieties. It’s completed with a light-colored malt backbone to stay in balance. Kick back and enjoy!

Tasting Notes: This beer has been dubbed a summer IPA. Big powerful combinations of many different kinds of hops give a big hop profile. We added flaked barley to the beer to make for the smooth body and lighter summer-style IPA. Another Ninkasi cult favorite!

Summer Variety Packs
This summer, Ninkasi fans can look for Summer Variety 4-Packs and 12-Packs available on shelves starting in June. These variety packs are the perfect sampling of Ninkasi steadfast favorites paired with seasonal brews, in one convenient case for easy sharing and sampling.

Summer Variety 4-Packs
Available throughout all Ninkasi distribution states, the Summer Variety 4-Packs offer a free music download card, redeemable online and one, 22-ounce bottle of:

  • Total Domination IPA
  • Believer Double Red
  • Radiant Ale
  • Maiden the Shade

Summer Variety 12-Packs
New this year, the Summer Variety 12-packs will be available throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska only, containing three, 12-ounce bottles of:

  • Total Domination IPA
  • Oatis Oatmeal Stout
  • Radiant Ale
  • Nuptiale Cream Ale

Learn more about Ninkasi’s line-up of craft beers at www.NinkasiBrewing.com/beers.

 

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 a 55-barrel brewing system located in Eugene, Ore. Ninkasi’s Flagship beers—Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Believer Double Red, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout—are sold throughout Oregon, Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Washington, and British Columbia. Committed to community support and giving, Ninkasi’s Beer Is Love program offers in-kind donations and support for organizations throughout its footprint.

For more information, call 541.344.2739 or visit www.NinkasiBrewing.com.

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Contact Info

Company: Ninkasi Brewing Company
Contact: Ali AAsum
E-mail: ali.aasum@ninkasibrewing.com