Ninkasi and Stillfire Release Duck Duck Dog Pale Ale Collaboration

Those local to the Eugene, Oregon area can purchase commemorative pint glasses (includes first pint) for the watch-party at The Ninkasi Better Living Room here, or pre-order crowlers for your own watch parties (pick-up on Friday, September 2nd from 12-10pm) here.

On September 3, 2022 the Georgia Bulldogs will play the Oregon Ducks at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. StillFire Brewing in Suwanee, Georgia and Ninkasi Brewing in Eugene, Oregon have collaborated on a beer for the occasion.

Meet Duck Duck Dog. It’s an easy-drinking American Pale Ale that each brewery crafted with ingredients grown in Georgia and Oregon.

Flash back to the early 2000’s. Memories are hazy on exactly when Founding Brewer at Ninkasi Jamie Floyd and Brewmaster at StillFire Brewing Phil Farrell met; it could have been judging homebrew competitions, maybe golfing in the annual Sasquatch Brew-Am, pouring at Oregon Brewers Festival, or perhaps hanging out at the Horse Brass Pub in Portland. “We always seemed to find each other and hang out when events happened.” says Floyd. “We also both love judging and helping with beer competitions, so we got to do those events together as the years passed.”

Flash forward to the kickoff of the 2022 college football season, three years after Farrell launched StillFire across the country, and this continental craft beer relationship has flourished into a collaboration brewed to feature regional ingredients.

“We decided to brew a beer that would be very quaffable during the early weeks of football season and all the associated Labor Day weekend tailgating, and an American Pale Ale with a distinct hop profile fit the bill perfectly,” says Farrell. “We wanted to include ingredients that represented the home states of the two breweries.”

The Riverbend Georgia peach wood wheat malt in this Pale Ale recipe complements the complex character of the Strata hops (developed in Oregon in conjunction with Oregon State University’s hop breeding program), which include berry flavors, grapefruit character, and a hint of dankness.

In Oregon, taste Duck Duck Dog on tap at The Ninkasi Better Living Room, where you can watch the big game on the large projector screen and catch Ninkasi Co-Founder Jamie Floyd during his halftime simulcast from the stadium in Atlanta on September 3. Limited edition commemorative pint glasses can be purchased here (pick-up only on Saturday, September 3rd) or you can pre-order 320z. crowlers for your own watch parties (pick-up on Friday, September 2nd from 12-10pm) here.

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