Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Ninkasi Brewing CompanyNinkasi Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.7/5
Based on:
61 Beers
2,097 Reviews
Place Score: -
Reviews: 9
Visits: 50
rAvg: 3.98
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @ninkasi

Notes:
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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Reviews: 9 | Visits: 50
Reviews by Norfawkers:
Photo of Norfawkers
4.44/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is a relatively new facility located in one of the more out-of-the-way neighborhoods in Eugene. Just ask for directions. As they continue to build, be mindful of the construction as you enter but once inside you'll find a nice little tasting room, typical of other similar brewing operations. They offer a decent sampler of 6 beers of your choice including the seasonal ones. The staff is knowledgable and conversant in tasting notes and suggestions.

Although they serve the beer on tap, they only distribute in 22oz bottles so if you like the stuff you may be hauling out a case of bombers.

The beer is great and unique and definitely worth a visit if visting or passing through Eugene. (696 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of PapaBlue52
4.6/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MIrvine
3.4/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Very nice place but wish they sold bottles. Growler prices are reasonable. (75 characters)

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.25/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of aoampm
3.48/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.76/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Cavalcavia
4.33/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A must-visit when visiting Eugene. Unless you're a local... then you can go any time you please. (97 characters)

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.37/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Very busy tasting room on a Friday afternoon. Still, great service. Tasty flight, and I really liked the tasting cards for each beer. Eclectic vibe with college kids and older folks, all enjoying beer in the sunshine. (217 characters)

Photo of Naugled
4.44/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Stopped by for a quick sampling, the beer was good, but the place seems to be lacking character, I mean they are trying to build character but it seemed forced to me. (166 characters)

Photo of dmorgan310
4.25/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.05/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JohnBiale
4.51/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Took the tour. Nice neighborhood vibe. (38 characters)

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4.08/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

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4.5/5  rDev n/a

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4/5  rDev n/a

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4.5/5  rDev n/a

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3/5  rDev n/a

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4.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of stouts4me
4.25/5  rDev n/a

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. (293 characters)

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5/5  rDev n/a

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4.5/5  rDev n/a

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5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of MLucky
3.25/5  rDev n/a
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. (1,660 characters)

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5/5  rDev n/a

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Ninkasi Brewing Company in Eugene, OR
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.