Ninkasi Brewing is broadening its footprint once again, this time to Texas.
The Eugene, Ore.-based craft brewery today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Andrews Distributing for full-time coverage in Dallas. Ninkasi’s full lineup — including Total Domination IPA Tricerahops Double IPA, seasonal and special release beers — will be available throughout the Dallas-metro area starting September 14.
Earlier this year, the company expanded into Utah, inking a deal with General Distributing Company in Salt Lake City. It also recently realigned its distributor network in the Pacific Northwest and expanded in Southern California and Colorado.
A full press release detailing the company’s Dallas distribution plans is included below.
EUGENE, Ore. — This September, Ninkasi Brewing Company makes its debut into the Lone Star State. Through a partnership with Andrews Distributing Company, Ninkasi’s full lineup of favored beers—including Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Seasonal and Special Release beers—will be available throughout the Dallas-metro area starting September 14. Established in 2006 by co-founders Nikos Ridge and Jamie Floyd, Ninkasi is now ranked the 36th largest craft brewery in the United States and has committed itself to being an independent, community-driven craft brewer.
“North Texas is a rapidly expanding market with a huge population and an ever growing thirst for Craft Beer,” explains Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi CEO and co-founder. “Entering into a growing craft beer market with a team who fuels that growth is an exciting prospect; we feel fortunate to have the opportunity to be working with a craft-focused and innovative partner”
“Nikos, Jamie and the team make remarkable beer and are very well respected in the craft beer community,” says Jill Newman, Andrews Distributing Company craft brand director. “We both believe in and are committed to sharing great craft beer experiences with retailers, consumers and our communities.”
Ninkasi will also launch its Beer is Love donations program to the Dallas-metro area. An official program since 2012, Beer is Love offers donations to non-profits throughout all the areas where Ninkasi distributes; helping those organizations raise funds and awareness to achieve their goals. Non-profit organizations in Andrews Distributing’s territory can apply for assistance by visiting www.ninkasibrewing.com/beerislove.
For more information about Ninkasi, 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, Dawn of the Red IRA, Lux Helles Lager, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout—are sold throughout Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Nevada; Oregon; Utah; 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.