Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Ninkasi Brewing CompanyNinkasi Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

272 Van Buren St.
Eugene, Oregon, 97402
United States

(541) 344-2739 | map
ninkasibrewing.com

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

Added by freed on 08-13-2006

BEER STATS
Beers:
61
Reviews:
2,450
Ratings:
8,711
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
61
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
4.49%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 61
Reviews by Norfawkers:
Photo of Norfawkers
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RHVC59
3.73/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of icemanls4
3.61/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 2

Photo of crob3888
4.13/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of hopguy28
5/5  rDev +24.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Eugene area. Awesome beer and people.. Its the Whitaker area!

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Photo of TheBr3wster
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3

Photo of mrpitrolo
3.43/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Photo of Buzzsaw68
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

One of my favorite breweries in Eugene, Oregon. The location isn't in the best part of the city, but that area has improved along way. Ninkasi is a pinnacle in the Eugene area and Western Oregon beer lovers community. It's a really cool looking modern atmosphere with open stone fire pits fueled by gas. Tasting room is small with a dozen or so seats, which is ok because there is ample seating outside. No food served by them, but a food cart is right next it and one is also across the street. Good food. The tap selection is always changing with seasonal beers which keeps interest in return visits to taste them on draft. They also keep their staple beers always on tap (Total Domination etc.). Cleanliness is well maintained, the staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful to those who are new to tasting craft beers and those who want something different. They'll let you sample anything before buying. Great company! Locally Owned! Good people! A must for any Eugene visit or brew tour.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of YpsiKimo
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Came here in mid September with a friend who was a Eugene Restauranteur. Enjoyed the beer tremendously. Liked the outdoor seating but the fire could've been warmer.

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Photo of dmk82
4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.76/5  rDev +18.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of PapaBlue52
4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MIrvine
3.4/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

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Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.25/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of aoampm
3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Cavalcavia
4.33/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.37/5  rDev +9%
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.

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Photo of Naugled
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

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Photo of dmorgan310
4.25/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.05/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JohnBiale
4.51/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Took the tour. Nice neighborhood vibe.

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Photo of Harvest06
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

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