(Seattle, WA/Portland, OR) The U.S. is filled with lots of great craft beer cities with many new markets emerging each year. The Northwest is home to arguably two of the most prestigious craft beer cities this country has to offer, so it should come as no surprise that the two best dedicated gluten-free breweries call the Northwest home.
An article in the August issue of Seattle Met Magazine explains our brewing process and why our beers can be enjoyed by not only celiac’s & gluten intolerants, but the craft beer connoisseur as well. Check it out here.
We are incredibly humbled and excited that two of our beers were selected for medal at the 2015 Great America Beer Festival. We want to thank and congratulate all of our fellow Washington state breweries who received medals and who have helped us in indescribable ways. This industry is truly a family and we are excited to share this award with our brewery family! We will be announcing a party at the brewery to celebrate on October 9 – more details come soon! To purchase either of these beers, please visit our “retailers” section. Below are some official details of the festival and our brews that received an award. Continue reading
Spend part of your week enjoying all things Seattle Made! We are incredibly excited to be a part of a few events during the Seattle Made Week with some very talented brewers, retailers and restaurants. It is amazing to be a part of this city and community of supportive like-minded businesses and we’re looking forward to sharing our passion with you during this week-long celebration!
We’re getting very excited for this weekend’s festivities at the South Sound Craft Beer Festival! We’ll be in attendance along with about 30 other quality Washington breweries!
Join us at the Tacoma Dome (indoor in case it rains) from noon to 6 pm. There will be beer, food and music, three of our favorite things. Purchase your tickets in advance to save $5. See you there!
We are incredibly excited to announce a Gold Medal achieved by our Vanishing Point Pale Ale in the 2015 US Open Beer Championships!!
What is even more humbling is that more than 20 international breweries from Australia, China, Venezuela, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, Finland, Scotland and England competed.
We’re excited to compete again next year and we are full of gratitude for this award!
We’ve been a little quiet on our blog lately, but if you’ve been following us on our Facebook page, things have been quite busy!
Last Sunday, July 5, we canned our Grapefruit IPA. This is now the fourth Ghostfish beer available in cans or bottles, preceded by the Watchstander Stout, Vanishing Point Pale Ale, and the Shrouded Summit Witbier.
As you can see on our map, our beer is now being sold in almost 100 retail locations across the greater Puget Sound. Although we don’t currently ship our beer, one of our retailers, Marina Market, does.
To our very patient and loyal followers, we finally have the news you’ve been waiting for:
As of Thursday, February 5th, our taproom will be officially open for business! The inspections are passed, the beer is kegged and ready, the taproom is complete, all systems are go and we are cleared for take-off!
Once we’re open, our regular taproom hours will be Tuesday-Saturday, 3 PM to 9 PM, so come on in and enjoy our awesome beer and some gluten-free pizza! We’ve got our three flagships on tap, including our Watchstander Stout on NITRO and a Randall tap to add some crazy herb, fruit, spice, and hop infusions to our beers. We can’t wait to see you here!
Yo-ho, Ghostfish fans! We hope all of you had a great holiday season and are getting excited for 2015. This has been the busiest month yet here at Ghostfish—which would be expected this close to OPENING!
The biggest single piece of news is that we’ve received our TTB and Washington State licenses to brew and sell beer, and as a result WE ARE BREWING! As of this writing, we’ve got 930 gallons of two game-changing gluten-free beers fermenting happily, and are slated to brew our next batches on January 5th when we receive the malts for our Watchstander Stout. Continue reading
Wow, what a month it’s been, Ghostfish fans! Three HUGE events took place:
1. Our first public tasting at Seattle Cider Company was a roaring success! We shared four beer styles: our three flagships (pale ale, witbier, and stout) and a bonus experimental porter, and kicked all four of our kegs in the first hour! We got a lot of good feedback and positive comments, especially from non-gluten-free craft beer drinkers, and raised $5000 for our Kickstarter. Check out the photos here. We really can’t say enough nice things about the people at Seattle Cider: they let us use their tasting room on a night when they are normally closed, helped us serve the beer and manage the attendees, cleaned up at the end of the night, and did it all with beaming smiles. We can’t wait to return the favor!
2. We reached our Kickstarter goal of $30,000, and then shot past it by another $1,486! AMAZING! It was a hair-raising and nerve-wracking month of campaigning, but you all showed us that you believe in what we’re doing and want to help us achieve our vision. Words cannot express how amazing it feels to have this kind of support from the community. Now we can afford to build out a pilot system and brew lab to develop new recipes and brew a huge portfolio of taproom-exclusive beers, and sharing them with you all will be the REAL reward!
3. Our 15bbl brewhouse has ARRIVED and is being installed as I type this! This is the heart of our brewery, the equipment that allows us to actually brew the beer, and is the final piece of the puzzle. At this point it is literally just a matter of fitting everything together and putting the finishing details on our taproom…and of course, receiving our licenses. We are still optimistic that we can have our Federal license before the year’s end, and there’s a good chance that we’ll be ready to brew our first saleable batch as soon as we get our license. We are getting so close, people!