New year-round IPA from Ghostfish Brewing benefits The Mountaineers
June 25, 2017 - 10:16 AM- by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog -
Ghostfish Brewing, Seattle only entirely gluten-free brewery, has partnered with The Mountaineers to create a new year-round IPA: Kick Step IPA. Proceeds from the beer benefit The Mountaineers, a locally based non-profit organization that helps people learn to love, respect and enjoy the great outdoors.
Here are complete details about the project and the beer directly from the brewery:
Seattle, WA (June 22, 2017)—Ghostfish Brewing is launching Kick Step IPA, a bold and distinctly Northwest India Pale Ale brewed to benefit Washington-based nonprofit, The Mountaineers.
Founded in 1906, The Mountaineers is a growing outdoor community of 12,000 dedicated to getting people outside to learn responsible recreation and protect the wild places of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Kick Step IPA mirrors this low-impact consciousness, brewed with a grain base of malted millet – one of the world’s most draught tolerant grains.
“In an alternate world where gluten intolerance doesn’t exist, we’d still recommend malted millet as a brewing grain,” says Ghostfish Co-Owner and Brewmaster Jason Yerger. “Aside from offering a wonderful array of deep and distinctive flavors, millet also requires significantly less water to cultivate than grains like wheat and barley, making it easier to grow and gentler on the planet!"
Inspired by the legacy of The Mountaineers, Ghostfish started creating the hop bill with Comet—one of the oldest hops cultivated in the United States—and progressed forward through time with Columbus, Simcoe, and finally to Denali—one of the newest hops developed in Washington. All four Washington-grown hops range in flavors, including citrusy, piney, and tropical.
Both Ghostfish Brewing and The Mountaineers were founded on the idea of transcending limits—whether it’s delivering distinctive craft beer or offering life-changing experiences in the outdoors. A portion of the sales of this Northwest-style IPA will benefit The Mountaineers and its efforts to provide opportunities to get people outside while working to protect public lands and the outdoor experience.
The beer’s label shows a climber executing a kick step—a mountaineering technique crucial for maintaining control and balance on steep, snowy ascents like the glaciated peaks in the Pacific Northwest.
Join Ghostfish Brewing and The Mountaineers to celebrate this partnership and the release of Kick Step IPA at a mountain-themed release party on July 12, 2017 at the Ghostfish Taproom.
“As The Mountaineers, we thrive on a spirit of wonder, a sense of adventure, and a commitment to the wild places of the Pacific Northwest," says The Mountaineer CEO Tom Vogl. "We’re thrilled to be working with Ghostfish on this project and are grateful for their support of our mission.”
“We are thrilled and honored to introduce our new partnership with The Mountaineers,” says Co-Owner and Director of Sales & Marketing Brian Thiel. “Ghostfish Brewing leads with an adventurous spirit to push the boundaries of beer and bring people together; a central theme that allowed The Mountaineers to become one of the leading and most influential outdoor recreation and conservation organizations in the country over the past 111 years.”
ABV 5.5% / IBU 65
Kick Step IPA will be available in 12oz can 4-packs and on draft at the Ghostfish Taproom and in all markets Ghostfish beer is currently distributed at the beginning of July.