FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE —February 10, 2017
Ghostfish Brewing Company
2942 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98134
Ghostfish Brewing Launches in Northern Oregon
and Earns Two Medals at the Best of Craft Beer Awards 2017
Seattle, WA— After recently expanding its distribution to Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho with the Odom Corporation, Ghostfish Brewing Company is excited to announce its launch into Northern Oregon.
Ghostfish Brewing’s draught and packaged beers will be distributed by General Distributors Inc. (GDI).
“We’re proud to partner with GDI to bring our award-winning beers to the prestigious Oregon craft beer market,” says Ghostfish Brewing Co-Owner and Director of Sales and Marketing Brian Thiel. “Our Oregon fans have been asking that we share Ghostfish beer with them for quite some time. Now we have the opportunity to share our story and introduce our beer to many new customers.”
“We are excited to partner with this innovative young brewery“, says GDI Craft Brand Manager Chris Ormand. “I’m thrilled to announce our partnership with Ghostfish, and I’m confident that their great tasting gluten-free beers will be a perfect fit for the Portland Market.”
“We take our entry into Oregon very seriously, and with a lot of gratitude,” says Ghostfish Brewing Co-Owner and Manager of Operations Randy Schroeder. “Oregon and Washington have both established themselves as the states where craft beer innovation is on the loose, and we have been overwhelmed with requests to expand our distribution to our Southern neighbor. Our partnership with GDI makes sense for so many reasons, and the foremost is their dedication and focus on craft.”
Last week, Ghostfish Brewing learned of its success at the Best of Craft Beer Awards 2017 in Bend, Oregon.
Shrouded Summit Witbier (Belgian White Ale) earned a Gold Medal in the Gluten-Free Beer category and is available on draught and in 16 oz cans.
Safehouse Amber Lager earned a Silver Medal in the Gluten-Free Beer category and is available on draught.
“Shrouded Summit was the very first beer we ever brewed here, and it’s one of my personal favorites, but it often gets overshadowed by our more aggressive beers,” says Co-Owner and Brewmaster Jason Yerger. “I’m ecstatic to see it finally get some much-deserved recognition!”
Medals were awarded in 84 categories by 88 BJCP and guest judges at the Best of Craft Beer Awards 2017. There were 14 entries in the Gluten-Free Beer category.
Find more information about the Best of Craft Beer Awards and images of the medals on its website..
About Ghostfish Brewing Company
Ghostfish Brewing is the first and only dedicated gluten-free craft brewery located in Washington state. Since opening in February 2015, Ghostfish Brewing has been exploring the uncharted waters of never before-used brewing techniques and testing the limits of what can be created without wheat, barley, rye or oats. Ghostfish brews five year-round beers; Watchstander Stout (2015 GABF® Gold Gluten Free Beer), Vanishing Point Pale Ale (2015 Gold U.S. Open Beer Championship Gluten Free Beer), Shrouded Summit Belgian White Ale, Grapefruit IPA (2016 Gold U.S. Open Beer Championship Gluten Free Beer, 2015 & 2016 GABF® Bronze Gluten Free Beer), and Peak Buster Double IPA. The production brewery and taproom are located at 2942 1st Ave. S., Seattle, WA.
About General Distributors Inc.
Founded in 1921, General Distributors Inc. began as a cigar company during Prohibition called Fick Cigar Co. After Prohibition repeal, a warehouse opened in Portland selling beer, and it has since relocated to Oregon City, OR.
Learn more about GDI on its website.