The brewery, which is based in Eugene, Ore., has tapped Blach Distributing Co., Capital Beverages, Nevada Beverage Company, Morrey Distributing Co., and Valley Distributors to stock the state’s shelves and tap lines with its lineup of 12 and 22 oz. bottles, draft beers and limited releases.
“We are excited to be entering Nevada,” said Nikos Ride, CEO and co-founder of Ninkasi, in a press release. “With a growing and thriving craft beer scene, we feel there are great opportunities in the state now and into the future.”
Earlier this month, the brewery announced it was officially operational in its second facility, tacking on 70,000 barrels to its capacity. The new brewery gives Ninkasi the ability to grow to a 250,000-barrel per year brewery.
Nevada will be the brewery’s seventh market. Its current distribution footprint includes its home state of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Vancouver, B.C.
The full press release is below:
EUGENE, Ore.—Starting May 5, 2014, craft beer fans will be able to find Ninkasi Brewing Company offerings on the shelves and in retailers throughout Nevada. In partnership with five Nevada distributorships, the brewery plans to offer its 12 and 22-ounce line-up, draft beers and limited releases to Nevada next month.
“We are excited to be entering Nevada,” says Nikos Ride, CEO and co-founder of Ninkasi. “With a growing and thriving craft beer scene, we feel there are great opportunities in the state now and into the future. “
Ninkasi has signed agreements with five distributorships to deliver its high-quality craft beers throughout Nevada. These distributors and their territories include:
- Blach Distributing Co. — Elko and surrounding areas
- Capital Beverages — Douglas and Lyon County, including Carson City
- Nevada Beverage Company – Las Vegas and surrounding areas
- Morrey Distributing Co.— Washoe County, including Reno
- Valley Distributors — Churchill and Mineral County, including Fallon
“We are happy to be working with our new distribution partners in the state to help to develop and grow the craft scene,” says Ridge. “It’s continually inspiring to introduce people to our beers as well as craft beer in general.”
For more information about Ninkasi Brewing Company, visit: www.ninkasibrewing.com.
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 two brewhouses, a 55-barrel and a 90-barrel brewhouse, 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 Vancouver, British Columbia. The brewery remains privately-owned and is committed to community support and giving. Ninkasi’s Beer Is Love program offers in-kind donations and support for organizations throughout its footprint.