Hit served by the pitcher: Ninkasi unveils Ems Ale on Opening Day

EUGENE, Ore. - Ninkasi Brewing is bringing a special beer to PK Park to celebrate opening day for the Eugene Emeralds baseball team. The new "Ems Ale" will be served Friday as Eugene's home team starts off their season.

Emeralds Baseball staff teamed up with Ninkasi to create the new ale that has been described as an easy-to-drink summer beer.

Many of the people at the Ninkasi tasting room on Friday said the hoppy collaboration is sure to be a home run with baseball crowds.

"It's exciting! All the beers they make are already awesome so one more to collect couldn't hurt, that's for sure," Nick Arnold told our news team.

"I love their beer," Margaret Merisante said. "I also love that they're community minded, to have a beer in honor of the Ems is just awesome."

Ninkasi is only offering the new brew in their tasting room and at PK Park. Ninkasi said they are leaving it up to the fans to vote for an official name fr the beer.