Sunday, March 20, 2016

Ghostfish Gluten Free Beer

I noticed that I have been slacking on the blog updates.  I do have some recipes to add and a bunch of new GF products that I have found.  But, one of the best new additions I have found was another dedicated GF Brewery out of the incredible Pacific Northwest.  Home to beautiful mountains, rivers, steelhead, salmon and GF Beer.  My other favorite GF beer is just south of these guys in Portland, Oregon - Groundbreaker Brewing (The brew pub is also a block away from my favorite GF Bakery - New Cascadia Traditional.

I found out about Ghostfish Brewing after hearing about all of the medals they won at the 2015 Beer events.  They are another dedicated GF Brewer located in Seattle, Washington.  Three guys making great GF beer.

I was able to get my hands on three of their beers.  They did not last very long because they were all very good.

Grapefruit IPA

This won the Bronze Medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival.  Its made with sorghum, brown rice, candi syrup, hops, grapefruit peel and yeast.  Its IBU rating is 85.

I really, really, liked this one.  Hoppy and bitter.  It had just the right amount of grapefruit.  This is my favorite one from Ghostfish.

Shrouded Summit

Their witbier.  I really enjoyed this one.  It is made with millet and buckwheat, brown rice, hops, juniper berry, coriander, orange peel and yeast.

Back before I had to be GF, I enjoyed Hoegaarden.  I can't taste test them together but from my memory the Shrouded Summit is just as good.  I poured my in a tall glass over some fresh squeezed lemon and it was delicious.

Vanishing Point Pale Ale

This won the Gold Medal at the 2015 U.S. Open for GF Beer.  This is just a great pale ale for all of those pale ale drinkers.  Made with millet, rice, hops and yeast and coming in at 63 IBU it is a delicious beer.

The also sell the Peak Buster (a double IPA) and Watchstander (their Gold Medal winner).  I have not tried these yet.

Where can you buy it?

I have not found anyone in Southern California that carry it yet but you can buy online from Marina Market.  Unfortunately, at the time of this post the Grapefruit IPA is out of stock.  But you can purchase cans of the Shrouded Summit and Vanishing Point.  The have 22 oz bottles of the the Watchstander and Double IPA.  And I just found their 1st Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout.  I think I may have to put in a new order to fill up the refrigerator.