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Travel Tuesday – Indiana

Hello, Indiana! 

When visiting Indiana you’ll surely start at the capitol and when you do we’ve got you covered. Indianapolis is a great city for riverfront parks, museums and racing. Whether you’re visiting for an adult trip or bringing the kids, there is something for everyone in this town.  If parks and large open spaces are up your alley, then White River state park, Moon Tree and Fort Harrison are all worthwhile checking out. Fort Harrison is a 1,700 acre state park with trails, picnic sites and fishing spots along Fall Creek. Also on the property is the Museum of 20th Century Warfare, housing information on the soldiers who once walked the grounds.

Fort Harrison 1903, Photo: Fort Harrison Rescue Authority

White River State Park is a 250 acre park in downtown Indianapolis.  It follows the only completed portion of the Indiana Central Canal, once intended to transport goods. Moon Tree is a quirky attraction, but cool nonetheless. Located in the front lawn arboretum of the Indiana Statehouse is a 30 year old sycamore tree that was grown from a seed that has made a trip to the moon and back.

Moon Tree at Capitol Buidling, Photo: Atlas Obscura

If indoor activities are more your style, don’t fret, Indianapolis has museums galore. One of the most unique is the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. They have doodles, rejection letters and his typewriter. Also worth checking out is the Indiana Medical History Museum.  What started off in 1896 as a center to study the physical causes of mental illness, was converted into a museum with all the equipment left inside in 1969.

Photo: Indiana Medical History Museum

For something more kid friendly, there is the Children’s Museum, as well as Duckpin Bowling located in the Fountain Square Theatre Building.  I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the go-kart racing at K1 Speed, or the option of buying an experience at Indy Racing Experience.  Ranging from ride alongs to driving an IndyCar for your own lap! Regardless of how you spend your trip, Indiana is a great state with a lot to offer.

Photo: K 1 Speed

Indiana Fun Facts:

  1. Abraham Lincoln moved to Indiana when he was 7 years old. He lived most of his boyhood life in Spencer County with his parents Thomas and Nancy.
  2. Explorers Lewis and Clark set out from Fort Vincennes on their exploration of the Northwest Territory.
  3. The movie “Hard Rain” was filmed in Huntingburg.
  4. During WWII the P-47 fighter-plane was manufactured in Evansville at Republic Aviation.
  5. Marcella Gruelle of Indianapolis created the Raggedy Ann doll in 1914.
  6. The first professional baseball game was played in Fort Wayne on May 4, 1871.
  7. James Dean, a popular movie star of the 1950s in such movies as “East of Eden” and “Rebel without a Cause”, was born February 8, 1941, in Marion. He died in an auto crash at age 24.
  8. David Letterman, host of television’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” was born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis.
  9. Santa Claus, Indiana receives over one half million letters and requests at Christmas time.
Photo: usnew.com

Indiana Ghostfish Retailers:

SoBro Spirits in Indianapolis

Kahns Fine Wines & Spirits in Indianapolis

City Wide Liquors in Mishawaka

Blind Owl Brewery in Indianapolis

Stoney’s Liquors in Indianapolis

S&V Liquors in Fort Wayne

Trail Inn Liquors in Valparaiso

Mr G’s Liquor in Noblesville

Harry’s Old Kettle Saloon in Wabash

Big Red in Bloomington

Photo: Getty Images

Places to See:

-Indianapolis Motor Speedway (duh) Even if you don’t attend the Indy 500, the track offers tours and it’s pretty spectacular to see if you’re up in the pagoda.

-Downtown Canal Walk is beautiful with great restaurants and views of downtown Indianapolis.

-Soldiers and Sailors Monument (the downtown circle) is a cool spot to visit at the city center.

-The Rathskeller/Athenaeum, Indy’s oldest restaurant serving traditional Germanic food and beer is a must visit.

-Mass Ave is the place to find a wide variety of great restaurants and bars.

-White River State Park is a great place to see a concert downtown. 

-Union Station is a beautiful piece of Indianapolis architecture.

-Watch a show at The Cabaret at the Columbia Club on the circle.

Thanks to our Indiana Distributing Partner Craftroads Beverages!

Ghostfish Brewing Killer Ale Cans

Ghostfish Brewing Partners with Orca Protection & Rescue to Release Limited Killer Ale IPA

Seattle, WA – Ghostfish Brewing is set to launch Killer Ale IPA on March 9, 2019, a bold and distinctly Northwest influenced India Pale Ale brewed to benefit Washington-based Orca Protection & Rescue.

Founded in 2018 by Captain Hobbes Buchanan, Orca Protection & Rescue (OPR) is dedicated to the protection and rescue of all marine wildlife in the Salish Sea, by reducing private and commercial vessel harassment, assisting with strandings and entanglements, and removing ghost fishing gear, marine debris and plastics.

“I met Captain Hobbes while I was a passenger on his whale watch tour boat last summer,” stated Ghostfish Co-Owner Brian Thiel. “What I learned about the Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW) that day from Captain Hobbes left me pondering what I could do to help improve their survival.”

After learning that Brian was an owner of Seattle-based Ghostfish Brewing, Captain Hobbes contacted Mr. Thiel a few days after their initial acquaintance. He shared more about OPR and what the organization was doing to help save the whales and wildlife in the Salish Sea.

“Brian seemed like he really cared about the whales so I decided to approach him with this partnership idea. Who doesn’t love whales and ales….it just seemed like a match made in heaven….and a great way to raise funds to help save these magnificent animals. Orca whales are looking like the canaries in the coal mine. If we don’t act now to save them, we humans are the next to go,” stated Captain Hobbes.

“Orca whales are looking like the canaries in the coal mine. If we don’t act now to save them, we humans are the next to go.”

Captain Hobbes Buchanan

Join Ghostfish Brewing and members of the OPR organization to celebrate this partnership and release of Killer Ale IPA at an educational themed launch party on March 9, 2019 at the Ghostfish Brewery Taproom, between the hours of 2 – 5 pm, located at 2942 1st Ave S., Seattle, WA 98134. $1.00 of ANY beer bought that day will be donated to the OPR towards fundraising efforts.

Ghostfish Brewing Killer Ale

Representatives of the OPR will be speaking on various topics pertinent to their organization’s mission as they relate to the SRKW population of the Salish Sea. The main topics they will be addressing include food, harassment, noise, and marine debris and plastics.

Killer Ale IPA will be available in limited 16oz can 4-packs and on draft at the Ghostfish Brewery Taproom and at select retail locations throughout Washington. 10% proceeds from the sale of Killer Ale IPA benefit the OPR.

“With the Killer Ale IPA project, we’re hoping to inspire many others to make small positive steps to help our environment.”, stated Mr. Thiel. “The Killer Ale IPA cans will be held together in a 4-pack carrier made of eco and animal friendly paper-based beverage board material from Fishbone Packaging. A small, yet important step for Ghostfish Brewing to be more environmentally responsible.”

“With the Killer Ale IPA project, we’re hoping to inspire many others to make small positive steps to help our environment.”

Brian Thiel

About Orca Protection & Rescue

Captain Hobbes Buchanan was a former whale watch tour operator (for 18 years) who in 2018 realized he was part of the problem regarding vessel noise and harassment. He started OPR in the Fall of 2018 as a non-profit dedicated to the survival of our endangered SRKWs and all marine wildlife in the Salish Sea. Learn more and donate at www.orcaprotection.org and www.facebook.com/OrcaProtection/.

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Ghostfish Expands Distribution to Vermont

Ghostfish Brewing Expands Distribution to Vermont
December 12, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Seattle, WA (December 12, 2017) — Ghostfish Brewing is excited to announce its new partnership with Vermont Beer Shepherd to bring its boundary-pushing craft beers to Vermont, expanding Ghostfish’s distribution from the Pacific Northwest to the Northeast. “VT Beer Shepherd is proud to partner with Ghostfish to bring their award-winning beers to Vermont,” says VT Beer Shepard co-founder Indy Ewald. “Ghostfish is a wonderful addition to our gluten free offerings, as well as appealing to the most discriminating craft beer drinker.”

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Ghostfish Brewing Launches in Oregon and Earns Two Medals at the Best of Craft Beer Awards 2017

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).

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Ghostfish Brewing Taproom

Ghostfish Brewing Releases Special Beer for 2nd Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE —January 16, 2017

Ghostfish Brewing Company
2942 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98134

Ghostfish Brewing Celebrates its 2nd Anniversary with a Limited Release and Party

Seattle, WA— Ghostfish Brewing has brewed a limited amount of a very special anniversary beer for their upcoming celebration.

This Wood-Aged Imperial Brown Ale has an intricate grain bill featuring a veritable rainbow of rice and millet malts, giving it a complex nutty sweetness and full-bodied taste. Wood-aging on hard maple staves for two months softened the alcoholic sharpness of this sturdy brew, and contributed mild tannins and woody aromatics to help balance the malt character.

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Ghostfish Brewing Company Brewhouse

Ghostfish Brewing Expands Distribution

For Immediate Release

Ghostfish Brewing Company 2942 1st Ave South
Seattle, WA 98134

Ghostfish Brewing Extends Reach
Seattle, WA – Ghostfish Brewing Company recently expanded its distribution footprint throughout Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.

The Odom Corporation will distribute draught and package versions of Ghostfish Brewing’s flagship beers including Grapefruit IPA, Vanishing Point Pale Ale, Shrouded Summit Belgian White Ale, Watchstander Stout, and Peak Buster Double IPA, as well as seasonal and limited releases as they are available

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Ghostfish Brewing Rescue Remedy

Special Beer for Emerald City Pet Rescue

For Immediate Release: 08/25/16

Ghostfish Brewing Company LLC 2942 1st Ave South
Seattle, WA 98134

Ghostfish Brewing Releases Special Beer for Emerald City Pet Rescue

Seattle, WA – While you sit inside Ghostfish Brewing’s taproom you are bound to look out through the expansive wall of glass windows to see a parade of cute and adorable dogs stroll by. Led by volunteers, these dogs are out stretching their legs from their cozy stay at the nearby Emerald City Pet Rescue shelter. Emerald City Pet Rescue (ECPR) was established in 2013 in Seattle, WA as a non-profit dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating neglected animals. They predominantly pull animals from high-kill shelters from around the country and place them in loving forever homes.

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Ghostfish Brewing Medals and Grains

Ghostfish Brewing Wins 3 Medals

For Immediate Release: 07/19/16

Ghostfish Brewing Company LLC

2942 1st Ave South
Seattle, WA 98134

Ghostfish Brewing Wins 3 Medals at the 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship

Seattle, WA – The sound of heavy metal can be heard within the walls of the Ghostfish Brewery and we’re not talking about screeching guitars and booming drums. We’re talking about gold, silver and bronze medals! Ghostfish Brewing Company recently learned that three of their beers received medals at the 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship within the Gluten-Free Beer category.

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Ghostfish Brewing Gluten-Free Food in Taproom

Ghostfish Opens Gluten-Free Restaurant

For Immediate Release

Ghostfish Brewing Company

2942 1st Ave South

Seattle, WA 98134

Ghostfish Brewing Opens Full Gluten-Free Restaurant

Seattle, WA – Seattle’s Ghostfish Brewing is unveiling a full restaurant at their Sodo location, 2942 1st Avenue S.  “We are excited to finally make this happen” says Ghostfish co-owner Randy Schroeder.  “We’ve planned this from the beginning, the timing just needed to be right – and the timing is right now.  Our new chefs Michael Bockelmann and Lisa Wildrick have some amazingly creative ideas for our menu – items that will change weekly as well as some solid ‘flagship’ plates including street tacos, pork sliders, ceviche, fresh oysters, paninis and a very special Ghostfish & chips.”  There are also plans to offer vegetarian and vegan options. Continue reading

Ghostfish Brewing Vanishing Point 12oz Cans

Vanishing Point in 12-Ounce Cans

As you may have seen recently, in an article on Seattle Met, the can is back! We’re excited and grateful to be featured in this article and soon you will be able to enjoy the refreshing taste of Vanishing Point Pale Ale in convenient 12oz cans. The 12oz aluminum can is the perfect vessel to enjoy Ghostfish beer! Whether you are hiking, biking, fishing, camping or just hanging out in your own backyard BBQ, Vanishing Point Pale Ale 12oz cans are up to the challenge. These cans will be sold in 4-packs in retail outlets starting sometime in mid-late July. Continue reading