Ghostfish Brewing adding a gluten-free kitchen to its tasting room
July 11, 2016 - 2:51 PM- by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog -
For those who don't know, Seattle is home to America's most highly decorated gluten-free brewery. Ghostfish Brewing took home both the gold and bronze medals in the gluten-free category at last year's Great American Beer Festival. Now, Ghostfish Brewing is adding a gluten-free restaurant to its tasting room in SoDo. The public opening is set for next Thursday, July 14.
“We are excited to finally make this happen,” says Ghostfish co-owner Randy Schroeder. “We’ve planned this from the beginning, the timing just needed to be right – and the timing is right now. Our new chefs Michael Bockelmann and Lisa Wildrick have some amazingly creative ideas for our menu – items that will change weekly as well as some solid ‘flagship’ plates including street tacos, pork sliders, ceviche, fresh oysters, paninis and a very special Ghostfish & chips.”
The question is, are there any other gluten-free brewpubs in America? Or anywhere else? Yes, actually there is another: Ground Breaker Brewing in Portland, which won the silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival last year. In addition to gluten-free fare, Ghostfish also plans to offer vegetarian and vegan options.
Chefs Bocklemann and Wildrick have a rich pedigree, holding executive chef or GM positions at Island Crust Café, Summit Hotel at the Big Sky Resort, Yellowstone Club, Rainbow Ranch Lodge, Circa Restaurant, Vineyard Park at Bothell Landing, Crystal Mountain Resort, and the Sun Valley resort among many other high profile eateries. They are excited to create unique recipes using fresh Ghostfish beer, with suggested pairings in mind.
The Ghostfish taproom is open 3:00 - 9:00 on weekdays, 3:00 - 10:00 on Friday and Saturday, and 12:00 - 7:00 on Sunday. Also, they plan to open occasionally for brunches and pregame specials. (The brewery and tasting room is just a mile down the street from Safeco Field and Century Link Field.)
Ghostfish Brewing welcomes all-ages before 7:00, 21+ after.
For more information about Ghostfish Brewing, visit ghostfishbrewing.com. You can also follow Ghostfish on Facebook at Facebook.com/ghostfishbrewingcompany and Twitter