Ground Breaker Announces Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho Distribution

Ground Breaker Brewing is pleased to announce a new partnership with Click Distributing East. Click Distributing East will immediately begin distributing Ground Breaker’s full line of gluten-free beer in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. The country’s first dedicated gluten-free brewery has been distributed in the territory since 2012 but recently faced an interruption in distribution.  

“We are confident that Click Distributing East will provide a superior service going forward ensuring that our fans will have reliable access to our 100% naturally gluten-free craft beer,” said James Neumeister, head of R&D.

Western Washington distribution is provided by Alpha Distributing, Walton Beverage, and Olympic Distributing. Southern Idaho distribution is provided by Northwest Specialty Beverage. A complete list of distributors and their contact information can be found at

About Click Distributing East
Click Distributing East opened in 2008 with facilities in Spokane, WA and Coeur d'Alene, ID. Click Distributing East is owned by Rick Steckler, Jim Florio, Terry Nichols and Josh Davis. Nichols and Davis are both industry veterans with over 40 years of combined experience in the Eastern Washington market. Click Distributing East offers knowledgeable and passionate representation of Fine Wine and Artisan Beers. Click Distributing East is staffed with talented industry veterans who possess deep roots and experience in the local markets.

Ground Breaker Gastropub Nominated for Portland's Best Gluten-Free Restaurant

It's that time of the year! Time for Willamette Week readers to vote for the Best of Portland 2016. We at Ground Breaker Brewing & Gastropub were very happy to learn that the Gastropub has been nominated for Best Gluten-Free Restaurant! 

It's the second year in a row that Ground Breaker has been nominated and we hope to bring home the win this year. Please, vote for Ground Breaker in the Best Gluten-Free Restaurant category before May 30.

Roll-up Door Series Returns at Ground Breaker Brewing With An Imperial IPA

Ground Breaker Brewing, the nation’s first 100% dedicated gluten-free brewery, is rolling out the first release of the year in their Roll Up Door Series. Ground Breaker’s Imperial IPA weighs in at a staggering 10% ABV and 100 IBU. A uniquely American style, this double India Pale Ale boasts enough alcohol and bitterness to satisfy even the most enthusiastic Northwest hophead. It’s a gluten-free beer best enjoyed fresh, before the hop flavor and aroma dissipates.

Ground Breaker’s Imperial IPA will be released Thursday April 27th , and will be available through the Ground Breaker Gastropub and Bring on the Beer, the Pacific Northwest's #1 online craft beer store. 

Ground Breaker will be pouring pints of IIPA during their Taproom Takeover at Cidra Cider Room in Bellingham, Washington on April 29th from 5-7pm. 22oz bottles will also be available for purchase. In addition, the Tap Takeover will feature 7th Avenue Saison and Coffee Pale Ale.

A limited release, Ground Breaker Brewing produces 7 barrels for their Roll Up Door Series of ales, so this hoppy gluten-free beer is sure to sell out quickly. The Imperial IPA first appeared as Roll Up Door Series #1 in the summer of 2015.

Gluten-free hopheads rejoice, Ground Breaker Brewing’s Imperial IPA has returned. 

About Bring on the Beer
Bring on the Beer is a trusted online beer store making the most highly sought after, award-winning, hand crafted beers of the Pacific Northwest available to people across the US. We specialize in delivering the best tasting and hardest to find brews anywhere.

About Cidra Cider Room
Cidra Cider Room opened as Bellingham’s only cider bar in September 2015. They are located inside of the well established Elizabeth Station craft beer bar and bottleshop in Bellingham, Washington.

It’s the Season for a Gluten Free Saison at Ground Breaker Brewing

Ground Breaker Brewing, the first 100% dedicated gluten-free brewery in the United States, is offering up 7th Ave Saison for their late-Spring seasonal. Their saison, a pale ale brewed in the refreshing farmhouse style originating from the French-speaking Wallonia region of Belgium, is an easy to drink gluten-free beer that lets the distinctive yeast and noble Fuggle hops speak for themselves. 

At 4.7% alcohol by volume and 20 IBU, this cooling seasonal ale is a perfect fit for all manner of springtime activities. “Every year while brewing, as the first signs of Spring are making their appearance, we ask ourselves what we want to drink and this year it was a saison” said James Neumeister, head of R&D at Ground Breaker Brewing.

7th Ave Saison will be released Wednesday, April 27. Ground Breaker Gastropub will feature a paired menu for their Wednesday Supper. Ground Breaker is also featuring three Taproom Exclusives. 7th Ave Tarragon Saison, 7th Ave Lemon Saison, and 7th Ave Kumquat Saison. These Taproom Exclusives will only be available in the Ground Breaker Gastropub for a limited time.

Ground Breaker Brewing Announces Washington Distribution Deals

The eminent producer of gluten-free craft beer, Ground Breaker Brewing, has announced new distribution deals with Washington distributors Alpha, Walton, and Olympic.  Alpha Distributing, an independently owned Washington based distributor, will be selling their award winning gluten-free craft beers in King, Pierce, Thurston, Snohomish, Mason, Lewis, and Kitsap counties. Alpha will be working with Olympic Distributing to bring Ground Breaker’s gluten-free craft beer to the Olympic Peninsula. Walton Beverage Company, an independent and family owned distributor, is handling distribution in the counties of Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan. 

“After four years of sales in Washington we’re extremely excited to be working with these independent, craft beer centered distributors. They are very focused on small craft breweries. Pride and dedication to their brands is what we’re looking for, it fits within our expansion strategy,” said James Neumeister, head of R&D at Ground Breaker Brewing. 

Ground Breaker Brewing, who has won a medal all four years they have entered the Great American Beer Festival®, has been expanding distribution into California, Vermont, and Maine since late last year. The company is now redirecting their efforts in Washington. 

The Washington distributors will begin distributing Ground Breaker Brewing’s gluten-free craft beer this week. Products being made available include:
IPA No. 5, (Silver medal, Gluten-Free Beer, 2015 GABF) 12 oz & 22 oz package, and draught.
Olallie Ale, 12 oz package and draught.
Dark Ale, (Gold medal, Gluten-Free Beer, 2014 GABF) 22 oz. package and draught
Pale Ale, (Bronze medal, Gluten-Free Beer, 2012 GABF) in a 22 oz package. 
Experiment Ale Seasonals, 22 oz. package and draught.

About Alpha Distributing
Alpha Distributing was formed in the spring of 2011 by Aaron Gardner and Jeff Bert, who combined have over 35 years of experience in the craft brewing industry. Together, they saw a need for a new distributor in Western WA who would solely focus on small craft breweries still handling distribution themselves or did not have a current distribution network. Past relationships with a handful of breweries as well as seeking out new opportunities for up and coming brewers and brands has allowed Alpha Distributing the opportunity to put together one of the best portfolios of ales and lagers here in Western Washington.

About Walton Beverage Company
Founded in 1931, Walton Beverage proudly serves 1400+ customers (and growing) within the counties of Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, Island, and Snohomish within the State of Washington. Their customer service, values, and close partnerships have allowed them to excel in providing a best of class customer experience.

About Olympic Distributing Co.
Since 1979 Olympic Distributing has been supplying beers on the Olympic Peninsula.
(360) 452-8966