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 the perfect pairing to start a brewery.The two began brewing about six months later, on June 15, 2006.
Ninkasi—the Sumerian goddess of fermentation—was selected as the name. Since then, Ninkasi has undergone four expansions. Ninkasi’s culture continues to embody “Believe in the Goddess”—symbolizing the Ninkasi belief in an elevated human experience through the social enjoyment and sharing of beer.
Today, Ninkasi Brewing Company is dedicated to brewing the highest quality craft beers in support of culture, community, and the uniqueness of each individual and their passions—while evoking as much enjoyment as possible along the way! We believe in and are committed to sharing experiences that create value for our customers, our partners, and our communities in service to our core purpose: to Perpetuate Better Living. Beer is a staple of civilization. Believe in the Goddess.
N 10 Imperial Blended Ale: N10 commemorates ten wild and wondrous years of independent brewing in Eugene, OR. Crafted with Imperial Stout, Barrel-aged Imperial Stout, two Imperial IPAs and Barleywine, these five heavy-hitting beers collide to celebrate one unforgettable decade. Big and flavorful, our N10 blend offers a striking hop intensity followed by a rich backbone of caramel and roasted malt. Enjoy now or save for later, this beer is crafted to change over time in the most delicious way. ABV:10% | IBU’s:100
Vanilla Oatis (When the above runs out): Vanilla Oatis Oatmel Stout is characterized by a roasted front flavor, smooth rich oats, a touch of chocolate flavor and a rich vanilla complexity imparted by whole vanilla beans. It is bigger than a traditional stout and more alchohol, body and a touch more bitterness to keep it balanced. ABV:&% | IBU’s:50
Pacific Rain Pale Ale: This flavorful Northwest Pale Ale starts with a balanced, malty sweetness that lays the groundwork for profiling some of the most alluring hops around. Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe and Nugget hop varieties offer a captivating experience with flavor and aroma notes that are citrusy, tropical, floral and piney. The residual sweetness rounds out the hop flavor making each sip as smooth and refreshing at the last. ABV:5.4% | IBU’s:50