Ninkasi’s Limited Special Releases of Commonwealth and Helles Belles

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It’s nice to see our friends at Ninkasi Brewing in Eugene releasing some new special limited edition brews in bottles. Helles Belles will have two different free release parties–Friday, April 13th, at the McDonald Theater in Eugene and Saturday, April 14th, at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland. Both parties are 21+ and begin at 7pm

Helles Belles is a traditional German lager brewed for the Oregon Brewers Festival. Straw yellow, bright and crisp with a hint of premium pilsner malt balanced by imported German Noble hops. Made with time (6 weeks of cold conditioning) and love (3200 lbs. of grain step mashed by hand) Helles Belles will rock any day! Technical Specs: Small batch in 12oz. bo!les & dra” • Original Gravity:
1051 • Bi!erness (IBUs): 22 • Alcohol (%): 5.1

To commemorate the City of Eugene’s 150th anniversary of commitment to community, superior quality of life and the arts, ALL NINKASI PROFITS from this beer go to support FOOD FOR LANE
COUNTY and the CITY OF EUGENE’S CULTURAL SERVICES. Commonwealth Ale is a flavorful session ale brewed in honor of the historic orientation toward beer as food. We added Amaranth, Millet and Teff-grains that nourished the earliest civilizations-and Tamalpais Barley grown and malted in the Willamette Valley. Technical Specs: Special Release in 22oz. bo!les & draft • Original Gravity: 1050 • Bi!erness (IBUs): 32 • Alcohol (ABV%): 5.1

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