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Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Ninkasi Brewing CompanyNinkasi Brewing Company
Based on:
54 Beers
6,483 Ratings
Place Score: 93
Ratings: 40
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

272 Van Buren St.
Eugene, Oregon, 97402
United States
phone: (541) 344-2739

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Place added by: freed on 08-13-2006

The Ninkasi tasting room, located in the brewery building, opened in November 2009.

Tasting Room Hours
Sun-Wed: Noon-9pm
Thurs-Sat: Noon-10pm

Dock Sales Hours
Mon-Fri: 9:30am-5:30pm
Saturday: Noon-4:30pm
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Photo of JohnBiale
4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Took the tour. Nice neighborhood vibe.

Photo of Harvest06
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of LouZ
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of kingpin1010
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Beer21
3/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of Chadlogans
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of hurricane
3.36/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of stouts4me
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Got the grand tour from a BA buddy, this place is huge! They have like, 5 blocks of buildings, and growing.

The tasting room is real nice, plenty of merch, nice selection for you to choose your beers from.

Great outdoors area for kicking back and enjoying some Tricerahops on the weekend.

Photo of Tenor
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of shann
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of HGaray
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of MLucky
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2

First off, I want to make it clear the ranking is for the tap room as a place to visit, not for Ninkasi beer, which is almost uniformly excellent. But I'm posting this as a bit of a warning for people who might be travelling through and considering making a stop.

Ninkasi's tap room is a block or two away from their production facility in a neighborhood that realtors would politely refer to as "in transition." (In other words, right now it sucks, though I suppose it has potential to get better.) There are lots of people just kind of milling around who look like they're homeless, addicted to meth, crazy, or all of the above. When we pulled up, there was a pile of trash someone had just dumped on the corner, and two people going through it, picking things out. There was a guy walking in the street, leaning over to look inside parked cars, obviously checking to see if there was anything worth taking. It didn't seem like a safe place to leave your car parked (the tap room has no parking lot, so you're parking in the street a block of two away), especially when we had a lot of valuable stuff with us on our vacation.

The tap room itself is nice enough, and there's a very nice outdoor seating area. The tap list, on this day anyway, didn't have anything unusual or exclusive. I understand they serve some food but none of the 15-20 people there seemed to be eating. But we didn't hang around.

Ninkasi makes great beer, but there's not much reason to come to their tap room to drink it, as there are probably dozens of better locations to enjoy it in Eugene alone. If you're travelling down I-5 and considering a stop, I'd say just keep rolling.

Photo of Booner818
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of KysarSoze
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Keepnitrl
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of atpca
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of DrMindbender
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of costello99
5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of david18
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Admbmb92
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of dipso123
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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Ninkasi Brewing Company in Eugene, OR
93 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.