Two Northwest breweries want to show you how good gluten-free beer can be. Ghostfish Brewing of Seattle and Ground Breaker Brewing of Portland swept the category this year at the Great American Beer Festival. This week, both breweries will tap into the medal-winning beers, providing an opportunity for you to sample the top three gluten-free beers side-by-side. They’re calling it a championship flight.
At the 2015 Great American Beer Festival, the gold medal was awarded to Ghostfish Brewing’s Watchstander Stout, the silver medal went to Ground Breaker’s IPA No. 5, and the bronze medal went to Ghostfish Brewing’s Grapefruit IPA.
Both breweries will be tapping the three medal-winning beers in their own taprooms during the week of November 9, 2015.
“It was very exciting for us to win another medal this year,” stated James Neumeister, head of Research & Development at Ground Breaker Brewing. “We saw a unique opportunity with two Pacific Northwest breweries taking home the gluten-free GABF medals this year, we approached the guys at Ghostfish with the idea of a ‘champions flight’ and they were receptive,” Neumeister added.
“We are extremely proud to be part of the great brewing culture that exists in the Northwest,” says Brian Thiel, co-founder and director of sales for Ghostfish Brewing. “This opportunity, to showcase these three great beers born in the Northwest, was too good to pass up.”
Unlike breweries brewing so-called “gluten-reduced” beers, Ghostfish Brewing and Ground Breaker Brewing use only 100% gluten-free ingredients in dedicated facilities to create their beers.
“There are no ‘omitted’ risks for Celiacs drinking our beer; we are 100% committed to 0 PPM, start to finish” says Jason Yerger, brewmaster at Ghostfish Brewing. “We strive to bring the craft beer experience to the gluten-free community. Serving these three top-rated beers in our dedicated pub is in the spirit of that very mission,” remarked Neumeister.
Ghostfish Brewing Company
2942 1st Ave South
Seattle, WA 98134
Ground Breaker Brewing Company
715 SE Lincoln St.
Portland, OR 97214