Ghostfish Brewing Company to Open Gluten-Free Brewery in SoDo

August 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Washington Breweries

Good news for gluten-free beer drinkers in Seattle. Washington’s first dedicated gluten-free brewery, Ghostfish Brewing Company, is set to open later this year in SoDo.

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Ghostfish Brewing Company, poised to be the first dedicated gluten-free brewery in the State of Washington, is now beginning the construction and permitting process for their flagship production facility and taproom in Seattle’s SoDo district. Founded by Randy Schroeder, Brian Thiel, and Jason “Igliashon” Yerger, the brewery has been in planning since 2012 and is expected to begin production in the final quarter of 2014, with sales expected to commence in time for the holidays.

“There are so many reasons why we chose to open a gluten-free brewery,” says brewmaster Igliashon. “The fact that gluten-intolerant folks like myself are severely limited in their choice of beers is a big reason, but I think we’d be brewing this way even if gluten intolerance didn’t exist. With 3000 other breweries in the US all straining the boundaries of what can be done with barley, there’s just not much room left there for innovation. There is, however, a brave new world of brewing with all kinds of other grains instead of barley, and we’re proud to be among the few breweries exploring that new territory.”

Unlike other breweries in the U.S., Ghostfish makes their beer with malted millet and buckwheat as the primary ingredients. This allows them to achieve richly-flavored brews in a full range of craft beer styles with many unique new flavors. Whenever possible, they source their ingredients from small businesses, and especially those based in Washington state.

Three flagship brews—Watchstander Stout, Restless Red, and Vanishing Point Pale—are planned for release in addition to a rotating line-up of seasonal beers. A wide variety of small-batch experimentals will be served exclusively in the Ghostfish taproom, located at 2942 1st Avenue South, Seattle WA. Look for Ghostfish beer to be retailed in convenient 16oz aluminum cans.

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