Ninkasi Brewing Announces 2020 Fourth Quarter Beer Releases

EUGENE, Ore.— Ninkasi Brewing Company is excited to share their new beer releases for the final quarter of 2020. The releases include Juicy Domination Tropical IPA in its own 6-pack of cans (previously a G.O.A.T. Pack exclusive), Sleigh’r Winter Ale as their fall/winter seasonal, and Velocihoptor Guardian IPA, the final installment in Ninkasi’s 19.2oz comic can series featuring art by Dark Horse Comics artists Eduardo Francisco.

Their Fall/Winter Variety 12-Pack also includes a unique mixture of brews: Sleigh’r Winter Ale, OatisOatmeal Stout, Dawn of the Red IPA, and Steady Orbit Grounded IPA. All offerings are now available.

More information on these new beer releases can be found below.

Velocihoptor Guardian IPA

Within the goddess Ninkasi’s hop fields lurks Velocihoptor, guardian and protector of the mystical hops that power Tricerahops’ ability of flight. After all, the name Velocihoptor is derived from the Latin “velox,” meaning “swift,” and “hoptor,” meaning “hop dinosaur.” When she spots an intruder, this swift hop dino delivers a quick and complex punch: melon, papaya, and orange notes collide with just a touch of honey.

  • Style: Guardian IPA
  • Series: Year-Round
  • Available: Now
  • ABV: 6.6%
  • IBU: 50
  • Malt: 2-Row, Vienna, Honey Malt, Spelt Malt, White Wheat
  • Hops:Nugget, Azacca, Bru-1, Lotus, Mosaic
  • Packaging: 19.2oz can; Draft
  • Distribution: Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Nevada; Oregon; Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Points of note: This is the fourth and final installment of Ninkasi Brewing’s 19.2oz. comic cans series featuring art by Dark Horse Comics artist Eduardo Francisco. The series also includes Tricerahops Double IPA and Megalodom Legendary IPA.

Juicy Domination Tropical IPA

Step outside and sink your feet into the crisp, golden sand. Can you smell the slightly sweet, succulence in the air?Juicy Domination is a swirling riptide of papaya, orange, and guava notes bursting all around. It’s an explosion of flavor that finishes smooth and velvety, just like your favorite tropical adventure.

  • Style: Tropical IPA
  • Series: Year-Round
  • Available: Now
  • ABV: 6.3%
  • IBU: 40
  • Malt: 2-Row, Vienna, Flaked Barley, White Wheat
  • Hops: Crystal, El Dorado, Simcoe, Bru-1, Galaxy
  • Packaging: 12oz. 6-pack Cans; Draft; in the Ninkasi G.O.A.T. Pack
  • Distribution:Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Nevada; Oregon; Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Points of note: Juicy Domination Tropical IPA was previously exclusive to the Ninkasi G.O.A.T. Pack, and available on draft. This is the launch of Juicy Domination in its own 6-pack.

Sleigh’r Winter Ale

Thanks to being strategically wedged between the Pacific Ocean and a bunch of volcanoes, we get some of the deepest snowfalls in the world right here in our backyard. It’s our winter playground. And Sleigh’r is our après-ski. Under its frothy head is a deep, chocolatey malt flavor that’s sweet and warm, with a lasting bitterness. Like a toasty fire on a dark night.

  • Style: Winter Ale
  • Series: Seasonal
  • Available: Now
  • ABV: 6.3%
  • IBU: 40
  • Malt: 2-Row, Vienna, Flaked Barley, White Wheat
  • Hops: Crystal, El Dorado, Simcoe, Bru-1,Galaxy
  • Packaging: Draft; 12oz. 6-pack bottles, 12oz. 12-pack cans, 19.2oz. cans
  • Distribution: Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Nevada; Oregon; Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Points of note: This is the first year Sleigh’r has been available in a can, in both the 12oz. 12-pack format and 19.2oz. format. (The 6-pack will remain in bottles.) This is the eleventh year of Sleigh’r as Ninkasi’s Winter seasonal.

Fall/Winter Variety Pack

  • Style: Seasonal Variety Pack
  • Beers Included: Sleigh’r Winter Ale, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, Dawn of the Red IPA, Steady Orbit Grounded IPA
  • Available: Now
  • Packaging: 12-pack 12oz. bottles
  • Distribution: Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Nevada; Oregon; Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia.

For all Ninkasi beers, including seasonal offerings, visit ninkasibrewing.com/beers.

About Ninkasi Brewing Company

Founded in 2006 by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi Brewing Company is the nation’s 38th and Oregon’s third largest independent craft brewery (Brewers Association, 2019). Ninkasi continues to grow from its first batch of Total Domination IPA to three brewhouses, with 55-barrel, 90-barrel brewhouses, and a 5-barrel pilot program located in Eugene, Oregon. Ninkasi’s Flagship beers are sold throughout Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. 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 distribution footprint. Ninkasi’s first restaurant, the Better Living Room, opened on its Eugene, Oregon campus in February 2020, soon to be followed by an experience in Tumwater, Washington in 2021.For more information, call (541) 344-2739 or visit www.NinkasiBrewing.com. 

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