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Ninkasi Brewing Company

Ninkasi Brewing CompanyNinkasi Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 53
Beer Ratings: 4,582
Beer Avg: 3.62

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

12 Ratings
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.01%
$$ - reasonable


[ 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:
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

(Place added by: freed on 08-13-2006)
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Reviews by tjensen3618:
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tjensen3618

California

3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$

Stopped by Ninkasi on our way back from Portland.
This is a newer construction modern looking building, very cool looking. Walked into the lobby and ordered a few beers to bring out to the patio. The patio is all concrete with gas fireplaces and concrete benches and tables to sit at, I could imagine this being the place to be at night.

Beers were tasty as Ninkasi normally makes them, it seems they have food, but its not a prominent feature at all, I didnt even really noticed that they offered food.

I enjoyed our stop here, I imagine that this is what Stone Brewing would do if they had 1/20th of the space that they currently have, a very cool place to hang and have a beer.

11-12-2011 03:03:04 | More by tjensen3618
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bradleyp

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

This place is in the Whitaker neighborhood near downtown Eugene. This is where a large amount of homeless people hang around, so if you park your car here, be sure to lock it up, and hide all your valuables.

Cool little tasting room with a bar, and several tables to chill at and have a beer with some friends or co-workers. Very friendly staff, who are pretty knowledgable in what they are serving. I love Ninkasi beers, so I have to say the selection is pretty top notch. On occasion, they'll have some beers that you can only find at the tasting room, which is another reason to check this place out. I've never had any food there, in fact I don't think they even serve food at the tasting room. You could probably get pretzels.

Good prices for a pint.

05-22-2011 07:39:31 | More by bradleyp
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$

Stopped by the brewery tasting room coming back from the coast.

The brewery tasting room has a modernistic feel to it, with high ceilings and a minimalist vibe. It's fairly small as well, though fortunately there is a good size outdoor patio area for sitting out and enjoying a beer or three when weather permits. On this particular day the weather was gorgeous (low 70's with a very light breeze and no humidity), and so there was a good size crowd outside sipping Ninkasi's excellent beers. The quality of the beers was across the board excellent, with not a dud in the bunch. My friend isn't quite the hophead I am, but she quite enjoyed the pale ale, the summer (Radiant) ale and cream ale. As for me, I stayed with the always excellent tricerahops and delicious Maiden the Shade, both of which were very fresh. As for selection, I think they were pouring roughly 8 beers this day. As Jeff pointed out in his review, it would be nice if Ninkasi had a couple of brewery only beers on tap here, to sort of make it worth the trouble of driving to the tasting room. I would have to agree with that as well. While I had a very nice time here, I really can't imagine why I'd want to come by again, unless I happened to be in the area or lived in the neighborhood.

In any event... service was fine, what there was of it. You order your beer at the counter inside, and then you take it back to your table, whether it be inside or outside. Waits in line can be a tad long at times, as the wait staff often are required to provide brewery information and beer style info for those unfamiliar with Ninkasi. Food is very limited, consisting of soup, chili and large pretzels (I don't believe there is a kitchen per se... just a microwave and hot pot for the soup and chili). Prices were pretty reasonable I thought. Pints were $5 and 12 ounces glasses were $4.

On this particular day (a Saturday), there was live music out on the patio area, which I gather is common in the summertime. This is very much a no frills operation, but it's othewise a very comfortable place to relax and enjoy a beer, especially if you are a fan of Ninkasi beer (which I confess I am).

08-22-2010 14:21:07 | More by johnmichaelsen
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