Ninkasi Brewing Company is adding Dawn of the Red India Red Ale to its year-round lineup and hosting a Zombie Pub Crawl in 18 cities on February 13th and 14th, 2015. Originally released as a Rare & Delicious (R&D) Series beer, an experimental small-batch series, Dawn of the Red was first brewed out of wanting to offer an IPA using new hop varieties, including El Dorado and Mosaic hops. The beer immediately became a favorite, advancing itself to the Ninkasi Special Release Series in 2014. Finally its popularity has become such that Dawn of the Red has made the 2015 Ninkasi Flagship Series.
“The idea for this beer was to make a super drinkable, hoppy beer with a touch of caramel malt to bring some dryness and malt-flavor into the finish,” explains Ninkasi founding brewer and co-founder, Jamie Floyd, who had been wanting to brew an IRA for some time.
Ninkasi’s Flagship Series lineup offers a full spectrum of beer styles, including the brewery’s first Flagship beer – Total Domination IPA – alongside Tricerahops Double IPA, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout, and a year-round German-Style Helles Lager, Lux.
Join a Dawn of the Red Zombie Pub Crawl, February 13 & 14!
Ninkasi will be hosting zombie pub crawls in 18 cities across the west, February 13 and 14. Participants will get the first taste of this beer before its official release on February 15. Locations and details can be found online at www.ninkasibrewing.com/ninkasi-events. Costumes are encouraged.
Dawn of the Red Stats
An IRA bursting with tropical notes, this beer finishes juicy with a subtle malty backbone. After one taste, it’ll leave you wanting more. It doesn’t take brains to know this IRA is a delicious choice any time of year!
Style: India Red Ale
Series: Flagship Series
Available: February 15-December 31, 2015
Starting Gravity: 1072
Malt: 2-Row Pale, CaraRed, Crystal, Flaked Barley, Black
Hops: Galena, Millennium, Ahtanum, El Dorado, Mosaic
Packaging: 12oz. 6-pack, 12oz. Variety 12-Pack, 22oz. Bottles, 22oz. Variety 4-Pack, Draft
Distribution: Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Nevada; Oregon; Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Tasting Notes: Mango, papaya, pineapple and stone fruit notes burst out with bitterness up front. Sustained by a subtle malt flavor, this beer finishes smooth, leaving one ready for the next sip of this flavortastic beer.
Food Pairings Chicken, Seafood, Burgers, Spicy Cuisine like Thai or Mexican, Fish Tacos, Savory French Toast