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Ninkasi goes on tour with IPA for runners

"We brewed a beer for runners, because runners like beer."


Ninkasi is taking its latest IPA for a test run.

Of course, I mean that literally.

The Oregon-based brewery created a test batch of Beer Run IPA, a special release made for runners. After inviting runners to the brewery to try the newest batch, the brewery is now taking its IPA on the road to get more feedback.

Throughout March and April, the Beer Run IPA will be featured at running stores and with running clubs mostly along the West Coast, but also including New York and Shoes and Brews.

The brewery announced all of the locations in a recent blog post.

“The basic premise is that we brewed a beer for runners, because runners like beer,” said Emily Halnon, Social Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Ninkasi.

Many who work at the brewery are runners themselves, and its Eugene locale has a rich running history (it’s known as TrackTown USA). In addition to the the test tour, Ninkasi will be the official craft beer sponsor of the TrackTown16 Fan Festival for the Olympic trials, which will offer a beer to all of the competitors and fans.


Tim Cigelske is DRAFT's Beer Runner. (Beer Run•ner [noun]: Someone equally devoted to fine beer appreciation and an active, healthy lifestyle. Ex. "John downed four microbrews at the triathlon finish line. He's a total beer runner.”) Follow Tim on Twitter @TheBeerRunner, and email him at beerrunner [at]

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