Introducing Kick Step IPA: A Beer Partnership with Ghostfish Brewing

We're excited to introduce Kick Step IPA, a bold and distinctly Northwest India Pale Ale by Ghostfish Brewing, benefiting The Mountaineers! Try it at our launch party July 12, 2017.
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June 22, 2017
Introducing Kick Step IPA: A Beer Partnership with Ghostfish Brewing

We're excited to introduce Kick Step IPA, a bold and distinctly Northwest India Pale Ale by Ghostfish Brewing, benefiting The Mountaineers.

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  will support our efforts to provide opportunities to get people outside while working to protect public lands and the outdoor experience.

Our 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 drought 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!"

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 on the glaciated peaks in our Pacific Northwest.

“As Mountaineers, we thrive on a spirit of wonder, a sense of adventure, and a commitment to the wild places of the Pacific Northwest," says Tom Vogl, CEO. "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.”

Come to our Launch Party

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. 

At the release party, you can expect raffles every half hour from 5-8 pm, 360° full-aperture lid Kick Step cans ($4.00), special menu items made with Kick Step, a few different infusions of Kick Step, and nitro pours. We're also offering limited-release 16oz stainless steel pint glasses from our friends at MiiR while supplies last! Learn more here.

Please RSVP through our website to guarantee your spot - we're expecting a packed taproom and priority will be given to our RSVPs.


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.

More about KIck Step IPA

 ABV 5.5% / IBU 65

Color: Deep Hazy Gold

Flavor: Organe, Pine, Mango, Wild Hops

Package: 12ox Can 4-Pack

In addition to being 100% gluten free, this beer is also made with no nuts, soy, corn, or can sugar!

Hopped with an avalanche of Washington-grown Simco, Denali, Comet, and Columbus hops, and brewed with a richly-flavored base of malted red and white proso millet (two grains known for low environmental impact), it's a beer that truly transcends limits!

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, rye or oats. Ghostfish brews six year-round beers; Vanishing Point Pale Ale (2015 Gold U.S. Open Beer Championship Gluten Free Beer), Shrouded Summit Belgian White Ale (2017 Best of Craft Beer Awards), Grapefruit IPA (2017 WA Beer Awards Bronze, 2016 Gold U.S. Open Beer Championship Gluten Free Beer, 2015 & 2016 GABF® Bronze Gluten Free Beer), Meteor Shower Blonde Ale, Peak Buster Double IPA, and Kick Step IPA benefitting The Mountaineers. 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 or on its Facebook page. Keep updated on Ghostfish beers near you at as distribution continues growing.

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