You gotta love those damn tree huggers at Ninkasi Brewing Co., which just announced the latest addition to its Rare and Delicious series of beers, the Friends of Trees Pale Ale, available on draft and in 22-ounce bottles throughout Portland starting at the end of this month. A hoppy but drinkable Northwest beer, the ale is brewed to commemorate Friends of Trees’ 25th anniversary. All profits from the beer will support Friends of Trees and its mission to bring people together to plant trees and improve the natural world around us.
“Quality of life and community are big drivers of both of our organizations,” said Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi CEO and co-founder. “Trees are an important resource and one reason it’s so easy to appreciate where we live; we’re proud to support the work of Friends of Trees into its next 25 years.”
“We can’t think of a better way to celebrate 25 years of people coming together to plant trees,” said Scott Fogarty, executive director for Friends of Trees. “This beer is delicious and every sip gives back to our communities, thanks to Ninkasi.”
The first taste of the beer will go to attendees of the Friends of Trees’ 25th Anniversary Gala, Once Upon a Tree, Sept. 27 in Portland. It will be available for retail purchase starting the following week in the Portland area. The Friends of Trees Pale Ale has an original gravity of 1055, IBU of 60 and ABV of 5.5 percent. Ninkasi’s Rare and Delicious Series features beers that capture the creativity of each member of its brewing team, enabling them to explore new recipes and share the results with local customers for a limited run.