Interview: Eugene Fashion Week 2014

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Fashion Week is here. Models are hitting the runway Friday night for the over-21 lingerie show, wearing lingerie by local designers. Fashion Week continues Saturday with ready-to-wear and avant-garde, and then Sunday, the all-new boutique show. Grace McNabb, one of the three producers putting together this show, stopped by KEZI 9 … Continue reading »

Ninkasi Gets Green Roof Makeover

EUGENE, Ore. — The new Ninkasi Brewing administration building in Eugene is getting quite the makeover. The roof of the building was turned green in more ways than one. It’s all to help the overall efficiency and sustainability of the building to reach LEED certification. The green roof was designed by a local architect, and … Continue reading »

Ninkasi to Brew Space Beer

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene brewery is preparing to go where no brewery has gone before. After a year’s worth of planning, Ninkasi is getting ready to prepare a special edition drink — Space Beer. Early next week in Nevada, the brewery will send 16 strains of brewer’s yeast above the Earth’s atmosphere and they’re … Continue reading »

Brew to Moo

EUGENE, Ore. – A lot of people will argue a good burger and a good beer go hand in hand. In more ways than one, they do. Using spent brewer grains is not a new practice, it’s been around more than a hundred years. It’s a cost cutter on many ends, convenient and the results … Continue reading »

Out & About: Jan. 31st-Feb. 2nd

Get started on planning your weekend by checking out these fun events happening in western Oregon. Out & About Links: KEZI Eugene Boat & Sportsmen’s Show 10th Annual OpenLens Film Festival (sub)Urban Projections: Projection/Reception at Ninkasi Brewing Afro-Cuban Dance Workshop International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella – 2014 West Quarterfinal For more information on these … Continue reading »

Buy a Pint, Help a Pet

EUGENE, Ore. — A portion of sales at Ninkasi Monday will benefit a local animal rescue. West Coast Dog and Cat rescue is a non-profit with two locations inside both Petsmart stores in Eugene. Organizers said they’re excited for the Pints for Pets fundraiser because it’ll help raise money for its wide variety of adoptable … Continue reading »

Ninkasi Brews Emerald’s Ale

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Emeralds Baseball is boosting local vendors and flavors at the ballpark this year by bringing in Voodoo Donuts’ maple bacon brats and carrying even more local craft beer. But there’s one item they’re even more excited about. This summer there will be one more beer on tap, a special ale … Continue reading »

Ninkasi Fermentation Tanks Installed

EUGENE, Ore. — Ninkasi Brewery installed three new fermentation tanks Friday morning. The installation took about four hours. Each barrel is more than 17,000 gallons. The installation is part of an ongoing expansion at the brewery. The co-founder says they’re pretty excited for the new additions. “There’s a lot of projects under way right now, … Continue reading »

Ninkasi to Raise Money for New Skatepark

EUGENE, Ore. — With just more than a month to reach their fundraising goal, supporters of a local skate park need your help to raise the cash. They’re still $240,000 short. But Monday night Ninkasi Brewing will donate 25 percent of its pint sales to the project, which would build the skatepark under the Washington-Jefferson … Continue reading »

Pints for a Cause Benefits Wattiers

EUGENE, Ore. — Ninkasi Brewing is holding a fundraiser for the Wattiers Monday. Lane County sheriff’s deputy Drew Wattier and his wife Michelle were critically injured in a hit-and-run accident in Mexico back in November. On Monday, 25 percent of all money raised at Ninkasi will go to the Wattier Medical Fund. Pints for a … Continue reading »

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