Better Adventures, Better Beer
Hailing from the evergreen Pacific Northwest, we are surrounded by cool temperatures and copious amounts of rain. However, stormy skies are not the only thing we have on tap. Rain makes things grow, meaning we are always in close proximity to the nation’s finest hop fields and we can’t say we’re too mad about it. Our region put micro brews on the map, and there's no excuse not to get out of the office once in awhile for some local sampling.
Whether you prefer brewery hopping through big cities, filling up a few growlers for your Sunday tailgate, or cracking a cold one atop a mountain summit, craft beer can be appreciated by all. Here at Cowbucker, there is nothing we love more than rewarding ourselves after a long day of work with a crisp craft brew. In honor of launching the NEW Wild Line last week, our Communications team set out for a celebratory toast just down the street from Cowbucker HQ.
One of our favorite happy hour spots is Ninkasi Brewing Co., a local brewery located in the heart of downtown Eugene, Oregon. Named after the Sumerian goddess of brewing, Ninkasi has become one of the Pacific Northwest’s fastest-growing breweries - you might even have it on the shelves in your neck of the woods. The vibrant tasting room offers a variety of different beers from the floral, caramel-rich Tricerahops Double IPA to the Ground Control imperial stout.
Ninkasi is independently owned and community driven. It has a variety of programs in place aimed at supporting local businesses, including its rotating food carts. Each day of the week, Ninkasi hosts a food cart on the outdoor patio. The spacious beer garden is filled with warm fire pits and long rustic picnic tables, making it a cozy spot to gather during the cold months ahead.
This time around, the team treated themselves with savory waffles from the I Scream For Waffles food truck. From sweet melt-in-your-mouth waffles (we're looking at you, Cookie Butter Colossal) to the savory waffle sandwich and fries, this food truck left every member of the Cowbucker team satisfied (as pictured).
Beer is not just a drink. It’s a lifestyle. We encourage you to cultivate Better Adventures by enjoying good beer among good company - you never know what you might learn about your co-workers. Cheers from the Cowbucker team!