Deschutes Brewery! We are in the brewery big leagues now! Any self respecting Pacific Northwest beer quest deserves a stop in Portland, Oregon (a.k.a., Beertopia or Beervana)!
It truly is Beer Heaven out here. Portland is home to more breweries (and strip clubs) per capita than any other American City! Seriously though, we love it here at Deschutes Brewery, located in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District. The Pearl District is a bustling hub of galleries, shops and of course brewhouses (more opening up each monty)! Oh hoppy day!
Mount Hood is featured prominently throughout Deschutes Brewery’s Portland brewpub. Here is a beautiful example of hand crafted beer art!
Ninkasi Brewing Company – what an incredible experience! Ninkasi of course is the ancient Sumerian Goddess of Fermentation. We all knew that, right?!
Ninkasi Brewing was founded much later, in 2006, after Nikos Ridge and Jamie Floyd met at a local Eugene, Oregon bottle shop and pondered, “What would you do if you could open your own brewery?” How relatable! Thank you fine sirs for bringing such wonderful beer into the world and emphasizing the origin and symbiosis of beer and civilization! Ninkasi Brewing Company is a must stop on the Oregon Beer Trail!
Beer time at Ninkasi Brewing! Total Domination IPA (their first brew and still a winner), Oatis (Oatmeal Stout), Quantum (Pale Ale), Tripel (Belgian Style Tripel Ale), Maiden the Shade (summer style IPA), Dawn of the Red (India Red Ale), Tricerahops (Double IPA), Wunderbier (Kolsch), Vanilla Oatis and last but not least Boss Hopp IPA. This. Is. Awesome.
Beer flight at Ninkasi Brewing – who could ask for anything more?
Ninkasi Brewing produced these marvellous gates in their own on premise metal shop. They’re so awesome that Sierra Nevada Brewing Company commissioned Ninkasi to manufacture new gates for their brewery down in Chico, California!
Here is one of the centrifuges at Ninkasi Brewing!
We’ve always wondered how Ninkasi Brewing cleans all their old kegs – this here machine does just that all day long!
We highly recommend the free brewery tour at Ninkasi Brewing!
Ninkasi Brewing’s Eugene brewhouse is a true work of beer art in itself!