Beer Run IPA Available In Bottles and On Draft, May Through Sept., 2017
EUGENE, Ore.—Based in the heart of Track Town, U.S.A., Ninkasi Brewing Company returns Beer Run IPA to its Special Release Series. Available May through Sept. in 22-ounce bottles, on-draft, and for the first time in 12-ounce 6-packs, this IPA is crafted specifically with runners in mind marrying a rich malt complexity with a clean, tropical hop profile.
Originally debuted in 2016, the recipe for Beer Run IPA was developed with the help of runners across the country. Before officially released to the public, a test batch of Beer Run IPA was brewed and featured at more than 25 community running events. Participants were asked to provide feedback on all aspects of the beer including taste and aroma. Ninkasi’s brewing team gathered that feedback and used it to craft the final Beer Run IPA recipe. Later in the year, the brewery partnered with nonprofit, TrackTown USA, to become the official beer of TrackTown USA.
“The momentum behind this beer is humbling,” says Jamie Floyd, Ninkasi co-founder and founding brewer. “From elite and Olympic-level competitors to those who simply like to get out and explore local trails, it’s exciting to see all kinds of runners enjoying a beer we made just for them. This beer even inspired me to get back into running.”
“The Ninkasi team really did a phenomenal job sculpting a beer that fits every level of running,” says two-time Olympian Andrew Wheating of Oregon Track Club Elite and Ninkasi Team Total Domination member.
At 7.3% ABV and 80 IBUs, this IPA features hints of cherry, tropical fruit and spice paired with a bright, clean, bitter finish, and an earthy, tropical and juicy hop profile.
Beer Run IPA can be found on the shelf and on-draft starting May 1, 2017. To track some down, visit the Ninkasi Beer Finder.
Beer Run Stats
Whether making a run to the corner store or through the mountains, this gloriously crisp and flavorful IPA is worth grabbing. With bold hops and a lively citrus kick, enjoy Beer Run from start to finish.
- Style: India Pale Ale
- Series: Special Release Series
- Available: May – Sept.
- ABV: 3%
- IBU: 80
- Malt: 2-Row Pale, Vienna, Carapils
- Hops: Equinox, Eureka, Chinook
- Packaging: 6-Pack, 22oz. Bottles, Draft
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 two brewhouses, a 55-barrel and a 90-barrel brewhouse, located in Eugene, Ore. Ninkasi’s Flagship beers—Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Dawn of the Red IPA, Easy Way IPA, Hop Cooler Citrus IPA, Pacific Rain Northwest Pale, Helles Belles Helles Lager, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout—are sold throughout Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; D.C.; Colorado; Idaho; Maryland; Nevada; New York; Oregon; Texas; Utah; Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia. The brewery remains privately-owned and is 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 www.NinkasiBrewing.com.
This article originally appeared on craftbeer.com