This Thursday, Feb. 21 Ninkasi Brewing plans to take over taps at more than 100 different locations in the western United States: a west coast tap-takeover event. From Bellingham to Bozeman, Spokane to Santa Cruz, and many points in between, Ninkasi will take over at least 5 taps at taverns, pubs and other drinking establishments. Obviously, with this many tap-takeovers, distributors will be doing most of the leg work. Meaning, you will find five Ninkasi beers on tap at your local watering hole, but probably not a brewery representative. Still, the distributors will do their best to educate you about the beer and the brewery.
See your city’s name on the poster below? Then there is tap-takeover happening close to you. In fact, there might be one happening close to you even if your city is not listed. For example, I first learned about this event from Becky at the Dog and Pony Alehouse in Renton. She described the massive tap-takeover as Ninkasi’s attempt to set a world record. I haven’t heard anything from Ninkasi about that. I’m not sure who sanctions such world records. Guinness, I suppose.
Everyone feel free to chime in and leave a comment if you know the exact location of one of these tap-takeover events.