The brainchild of three young graduates, Ninkasi origins can be traced back more than twenty years to a roadtrip across the United States. The challenge? To introduce the microbrewery concept to France. Adopting Ninkasi, Goddess of Beer, as their totem, the project first saw the light of day in 1997 in Lyon, one of Frances historic brewing centres. This pioneering business has continued to grow, and its empire now counts 13 bar-restaurants across eastern France.
Based at an old dye factory in Tarare, some 40km north-west of Lyon, the brewery is blessed with exceptionally soft water, a critical element in creating quality beer, sourced from the Beaujolais hills, to which they add 100%-natural hops, yeast and malt, all carefully selected by their Master Brewers.
Beer: Ale, Barleywine, Beer, Blonde or Golden Ale, India Pale Ale IPA, Kriek Wine, Marzen, Pale Ale, Pilsner, Porter, Trappist Ales, Weisse and Weizen, Wheat Wine Spirits: Vodka, Whisky
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