SEATTLE — Ghostfish Brewing Company is excited to announce a new distribution partnership with Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing. This relationship will facilitate Ghostfish beer to be available within nearly all areas within the state of Colorado.
Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing (CSA) will start off distributing draught and package versions of Ghostfish Brewing’s award-winning dedicated gluten-free beers including Grapefruit IPA, Meteor Shower Blonde Ale, and Shrouded Summit Belgian White Ale, as well as seasonal and limited releases as they are available.
“We’re thrilled to be working with such a prestigious company such as CSA. Their reach within Colorado was an important factor, but it was their finely curated portfolio and positive reputation in the beer savvy Colorado market that attracted us the most to them. They have a great sales team, service the majority of the state, and their craft beer knowledge is second to none in Colorado.,” said co-owner and Director of Sales & Marketing, Brian Thiel.
“From the moment we first tasted the Grapefruit IPA and Shrouded Summit White Ale, we knew Ghostfish had achieved something exceptional with their approach to gluten free beer. The Ghostfish team are committed to making great beer for all beer drinkers. Their creativity and innovation are pushing the boundaries of craft beer with their use of unconventional grains, and we are truly excited to partner with them here in Colorado,” said CSA Brand Manager, Alan Stone.
This move represents an interesting homecoming for Ghostfish Brewing as the majority of owners have strong personal ties to Colorado and a significant percentage of brewing malts originated as grains grown by Colorado farmers.
“We can’t claim to be local, but ‘Colorado-based DNA’ is prevalent in Ghostfish beers. The majority of ownership in Ghostfish has lived previously or currently has residency in Colorado. Perhaps the most compelling story is the fact that a large portion of the grains we use to produce our beer our grown and malted/roasted in Colorado then shipped and crafted into artisanal beers in Seattle and now sent back in finished packages for consumers to enjoy throughout Colorado,” said Thiel.
Randy Schroeder, Ghostfish co-owner and Director of Operations has spent most of his life living in the mountains of Colorado between Golden and Evergreen.
“I’ve spent by far the majority of my years there,” said Schroeder. “It still holds a big piece of my heart, along with dozens of friends and family. The opportunity to partner with CSA to bring our craft product to a place I still think of as home feels amazing, and it provide even more reasons to return!”
With the addition of the Colorado market, Ghostfish beers are now available within eight U.S. states in addition to the Canadian province of British Columbia.
About Ghostfish Brewing Company
Ghostfish Brewing is the first and only dedicated gluten-free craft brewery located in Washington state. Since opening in February 2015, Ghostfish Brewing has been exploring the uncharted waters of never before-used brewing techniques and testing the limits of what can be created without wheat, barley, and rye. Ghostfish brews a wide array of award-winning dedicated gluten-free beers available in both year-round styles as well as limited and seasonal varieties. The production brewery and taproom are located at 2942 1st Ave. S., Seattle, WA.
Learn more about Ghostfish Brewing’s beers, brewery and taproom at ghostfishbrewing.com or on its Facebook page. Keep updated on Ghostfish beers near you at ghostfishbrewing.com/retailers as distribution continues growing.
About Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing
Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing is the distribution arm of Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project. CSA is focused on the artisans they represent including an ever-growing portfolio of the best International and American breweries, cideries, wineries, distilleries and food producers.