Ninkasi Releases Second Brew of Prismatic Lager Series

EUGENE, Ore. — Ninkasi Brewing Company introduces its second Prismatic Lager Series release this year, Oktoberfest, available on-draft and in 12-ounce bottles throughout Oregon; Washington; Idaho; Montana; California; and Vancouver, British Columbia.

This Dortmund-style lager is the second Prismatic Lager Series release this year following the spring release of Sterling Pils. Established in 2011 with the introduction of Ninkasi’s Helles Belles, the Prismatic Lager Series was created to highlight Ninkasi offerings that are Northwest embellishments of traditional lager styles.

“We are very excited to bring our Dortmund-style lager into the Prismatic Lager Series as Oktoberfest,” says Jamie Floyd, founding brewer and co-owner of Ninkasi. “Neither a helles nor pilsner, this style embodies a perfect balance of malt and hops that is neither sweet nor bitter.”

Celebrate the harvest like our friends in Munich, and cheers to the changing of seasons!

Oktoberfest Stats

ABV: 5.1

IBU: 25

Starting Gravity: 1050

Malt: Pilsner, Vienna, Carahell, Acidulated

Hops: German Magnum, German Hersbrucker

Available: 12-ounce bottles and on-draft, Sept. through Oct.

Distribution: Oregon; Washington; Idaho; Montana; California; and Vancouver, British Columbia

Description: Highly drinkable and with a slight malty sweetness, Dortmund-style lagers were first brewed in 19th century Dortmund, Germany and were favored by the city’s industrial workers. Ours is golden in color with a clean balance, perfect for enjoying after a hard day’s work or anytime. Cheers!

Tasting Notes: The hallmark of this Dortmund-style pale lager is the balance between perceptible Noble Hop bitterness and rounded malt flavor; making it deliciously easy to drink.

Food Pairings: Sausages, Schnitzels, Spaetzles, Trout, Fondue, Potato Salad

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 a 55-barrel brewing system 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 British Columbia. Committed to community support and giving, Ninkasi’s Beer Is Love program offers in-kind donations and support for organizations throughout its footprint.

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