Ninkasi Brewing Co. is in a New York state of mind. The independent craft brewer based in Eugene, Ore., just announced distribution to New York state. In partnership with craft beer wholesaler, Sheehan Family Companies, the craft brewery will begin full-time distribution to New York starting late September.
“As an NYU alum and legitimate fan of New York, I am excited to bring our beers to the growing number of passionate craft beer drinkers on the East Coast,” explained Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi co-founder and CEO. “I look forward to working with The Sheehan Family Companies to build relationships with craft retailers across the state.”
Founded in 2006 by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi first entered the craft beer market with its popular Total Domination India Pale Ale. Since then, the brewery’s portfolio of beers has grown to include a diverse offering of styles suitable for any palate. Its year-round Flagship Series includes Total Domination India Pale Ale, Tricerahops Double India Pale Ale, Dawn of the Red India Red Ale, Lux Helles Lager, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, and its counterpart, Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout.
“Ninkasi and their team embody everything The Sheehan Companies look for in a brewer partner — commitment to quality and craftsmanship, vision, innovation, and the true spirit of partnership,” says Robert Hodson, corporate brand manager for Sheehan Family Companies. “We’re looking forward to a great future with tremendous opportunity for both Ninkasi and The Sheehan Family Companies in New York.”
Last May Ninkasi started sending one-off shipments to New York City for special events. With a full-time distribution partner in place, Ninkasi beers will be available year-round throughout the state facilitated by Sheehan Family Companies’ four New York distributors – Craft Beer Guild of New York, Union Beer Distributors, T.J. Sheehan Distributing and Tri-Valley Beverage.