ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE
The founder and head brewmaster of Ninkasi Brewing, Jamie Floyd, will work with the winning bidder to create their own custom beer.
Imagine learning to brew beer from the best in the business. Whether you are new to brewing or are an experienced brewer, Jamie will teach you how to take your game to the next level. Jamie is generously allowing you to bring 3? friends to share in the experience, so join your bids and help a great cause.
Jamie and Nikos knew they not only wanted a brewery, but they wanted to do things a little differently.
The dream: become “the village brewer,” providing a place for people to come together over a pint. Looking to brewing history, the two decided to name the brewery Ninkasi [nin-kah-see], the ancient Sumerian Goddess of Fermentation.
After scraping together enough funds from friends and family, the two produced their first batch of beer in June, 2006. This inaugural batch of Total Domination IPA was the result of a 17-hour brew day inside a leased space in Springfield, Ore. The following six months, Jamie and Nikos continued to brew on a 15-barrel brewhouse located within a German restaurant.
In 2007, Ninkasi moved to its current location in Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood. Known for its eclectic art, the two knew this neighborhood would easily foster community. Fast forward to 2011, and the hard work of both founders landed them the fastest growing craft brewery in the United States with a top selling IPA in Oregon. Fast forward to present day, and Ninkasi ranks the 38th largest craft brewer in the United States (Brewers Association, 2018).
This Experience Benefits
Greenhill Humane Society
WeRise for animals in need. Your unforgettable experience helps homeless dogs and cats find their forever homes, as well as helps rescue animals from abuse and neglect. Greenhill Humane Society has been caring for animals in Lane County, Oregon since 1944 and is the only animal shelter in the Eugene and Springfield area.