The cradle of liberty will soon have all-year access to excellent Oregon craft beer. Eugene, Ore.’s Ninkasi Brewing Co. just announced year-round distribution to the Philadelphia area through a partnership with Gretz Beer Co. and Penn Beer starting Nov. 2.
“For a year now, we have built strong relationships throughout Philadelphia,” said Ninkasi CEO and Co-Founder Nikos Ridge. “We look forward to bringing even more Ninkasi to craft beer enthusiasts and helping the excitement for craft continue to grow.”
Known for its highly hopped beers and award-winning craft lagers, Ninkasi began sending blast shipments to the area last December for special events including Philly Beer Week. Beginning in November, Ninkasi will bring its full lineup of beers to the city year-round, including its Flagship Series beers: 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.
“The consumer has clearly made a statement about Ninkasi; they want more,” said Gretz Beer Co. President Mike Gretz. “We will all be celebrating the year-round availability of these incredibly high-quality beers in our market.”
“Since last year, the reception to Ninkasi has been outstanding,” explained Pat O’Malley, Penn Beer senior craft brand manager. “The beer scene and selection in this city is unsurpassed by any other; the presence of an innovative brewery like Ninkasi will only help build our craft community.”