Ninkasi Brewing Co. expands distribution to Alberta

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(Eugene, OR) – Starting Nov. 19, 2014, craft beer fans will be able to drink Ninkasi Brewing Company beer throughout Alberta, Canada. In partnership with Copper & Theory Artisan Beer Supply Co. Ninkasi will offer its 12 and 22-ounce bottles along with draft beers throughout the western Canadian province. Ninkasi’s Flagship Series—including Total Domination IPA, Believer Double Red, Tricerahops Double IPA, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout—and its Special Release and Seasonal Release series will all be available.

First distributed to Vancouver, British Columbia in Feb. 2013, the partnership with Copper & Theory marked the brewery’s first venture into a market outside of the United States. When Copper & Theory announced its expansion to Alberta, Ninkasi was immediately onboard.

“We are thrilled that Ninkasi will be flowing in Alberta,” says Nikos Ridge, co-owner and CEO of Ninkasi. “It’s exciting that Canadian craft beer fans are so enthusiastic about getting their hands on Oregon beer.”

“Alberta is a fast growing market for craft beer and it is just about to realize it’s potential,” Adam Henderson, founder of Copper & Theory, says. “Albertans have incredible enthusiasm for beer right now, so we’re very excited to expand our partnership with Ninkasi and bring its great beer into the province.”

“It’s an honor to work with such a knowledgeable partner in a thriving craft beer scene,” says Ridge. “We know it will be inspiring, and a lot of fun, to introduce our lineup of craft beers to Alberta.”

Learn more about Ninkasi’s lineup of craft beers at www.NinkasiBrewing.com/beers.

About Copper & Theory Artisan Beer Supply Co.
Copper & Theory was founded in 2009 when Adam Henderson wanted to find more of his favorite beer in Canada. Thankfully, those beers are favorites of other people, too! Serving Western Canada, Copper & Theory imports and represents several breweries from around the world, including, but not limited to: Ninkasi Brewing, Gigantic Brewing Company, Breakside Brewery, Upright Brewing, Cantillon, The Commons Brewery, Glazen Toren, De Ranke, Freigeist BierKultur, and Brasserie De La Senne.

For more information call 1.888.667.8641 or visit www.CopperAndTheory.com

About Ninkasi Brewing Company
Founded in 2006 by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi Brewing Company continues to grow from its first batch of Total Domination IPA, to two brewhouses, a 55-barrel and a 90-barrel brewhouse, located in Eugene, Ore. Ninkasi’s Flagship beers—Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Believer Double Red, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout—are sold throughout Oregon; Alaska; Arizona; California; Idaho; Washington; Nevada; and Vancouver, British Columbia. The brewery remains privately-owned and is committed to community support and giving. Ninkasi’s Beer Is Love program offers in-kind donations and support for organizations throughout its footprint.

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