Ninkasi Brewing Co. of Eugene, Ore. has announced that it will be now be available in Oregon. The brewery is expanding its Oregon and western Washington distribution with wholesalers Bigfoot Beverage Distributers and the Odom Corporation, respectively.
“We believe these new partnerships in Oregon and Washington will be the best thing for our company, our retail partners and our Ninkasi fans in the region,” said Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi ceo and co-founder, in a press release. “We are committed to being an independent and locally-owned craft brewery, and feel we will be better aligned long term with independent and locally-owned wholesalers.”
According to the brewery, Oregon will be first to get the beers starting on Jan. 26, with Washington following on Feb. 9.
In a seperate press release, Ninkasi announced it will also be expanding its footprint in the state of California, adding Pomona, the San Fernando Valley, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Palmdale and Santa Clarita. The brewery will be partnering with Craft Beer Guild Distributing of California – Los Angeles, and its “Flagship, Seasonal, and Special Release Series beers” will be available starting the week of Jan. 19.
Ninkasi beers have been available in the greater Los Angeles basin and Orange and San Diego Counties since August 2013.