Ninkasi Expands Distribution Throughout Colorado

ninkasi coloradoNinkasi Brewing has expanded distribution throughout Colorado, tapping C.R. Goodman Companies for statewide coverage.

The brewery, headquartered in Eugene, Ore., will launch in the market today with offerings including Total Domination IPA, Believer Double Red, and Oatis Oatmeal Stout.

Colorado is the ninth state in the brewery’s U.S. distribution footprint, which most recently launched in Arizona this past September. Internationally, Ninkasi has a presence in the Canadian provinces of Vancouver, British Columbia and Alberta.

The brewery’s recent expansion efforts have coincided with the opening of a larger production facility earlier this year. The new brewery — which came on line in April — gave Ninkasi an additional 70,000 barrels worth of volume.

In 2013, the company butted up against a 90,000 barrel production cap. At the time of its expansion, a spokesman with Ninkasi told Brewbound the company was projecting sales of 115,000 barrels this year, up from 86,507 in 2013.

A full press release is below:

EUGENE, Ore.—Dec. 3, 2014—Ninkasi Brewing Company has partnered with C.R. Goodman Companies to bring its robust lineup of craft beer offerings statewide to Colorado starting Dec. 8, 2014. Started in 2006 by Nikos Ridge and Jamie Floyd, Ninkasi first made its mark in the industry with its highly-hopped, Northwest ales. Since then, Ninkasi’s portfolio of beers has expanded to include a diverse offering including year-round craft lagers, the perfect pairing after an active day on the trail, river or mountain. Coloradoans can look forward to Ninkasi on-tap and on the shelves across the state, beginning early this month.

Colorado is home to a number of great brewers and has a super fun, educated, passionate and enthusiastic craft community,” Nikos Ridge, co-founder and CEO of Ninkasi, says. “We are stoked after many years of attending GABF and other beer events there, to be able to distribute our beers year-round!”

“We are extremely honored to be partnering with Ninkasi, extending its distribution landscape to include Colorado,” says David Watson, general manager of C.R. Goodman Companies. “In a state like ours, where great beers are many, Ninkasi will help shape our craft beer movement with not only world class brews but with the brewery’s commitment to adding value to their consumers’ experiences.”

The brewery will also bring its Beer is Love donations program to Colorado. Officially established in 2012, the Beer is Love program offers donations to non-profits throughout all the areas where Ninkasi distributes; helping those organizations raise funds and awareness to achieve their goals. In 2013 alone, the brewery donated 780 barrels of beer to organizations across its distribution territory.

Learn more about Ninkasi’s lineup of craft beers at

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 Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Nevada; Oregon; 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.