Industry News: OR: Ninkasi announces expanded distribution to Southern & Central California

image of Ninkasi Brewing Company sourced, through creative-commons, from Richard_Hicks' Flickr page. Please click on the image and support him.For this writer it’s hard to believe a few year’s ago Ninkasi was nothing more than a small batch brewery, inside a largely unused warehouse.

Today the brewery has been recognized by the Brewers Association as the 30th largest (craft) brewery in the country.

Which is why we are happy to announce Ninkasi is expanding into yet another state.

Starting in August, Southern & Central California can look foreword to enjoying almost all of Ninkasi’s regular, seasonal, and limited edition beers.

Ninkasi Brewing Company announces distribution of its 22-ounce line-up, draft beers and limited releases to Southern California. Ninkasi will bring its Flagship Series—including Total Domination IPA, Believer Double Red, Tricerahops Double IPA, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout—to the greater Los Angeles basin, Orange and San Diego counties this August. Other available series’ will include Ninkasi’s Seasonal Release Series and limited quantities of its Special Release, Prismatic Lager, and Rare and Delicious series’.

“Our newly added capacity has allowed us to join the craft party in San Diego and to be a part of the revolution taking place in Los Angeles,” explains Marty Ochs, vice president of sales for Ninkasi. “The excitement is tangible, the fan support is cult-like, and it feels like there are accounts lined up waiting with open arms.”

“We’re honored to be entering the market with a host of new partners who represent great craft beers,” says Ochs. “We are humbled by the number of fanatic craft beer drinkers who have created a rapidly growing craft atmosphere to make this move possible.”

Congratulations to everyone at Ninkasi and here’s to 2014 and your continued growth.


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—are sold throughout Oregon; Alaska; California; Idaho; Montana; Washington; and Vancouver, 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.  For more information, call 541.344.2739 or visit

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