Gayle, Ground Breaker’s Fresh Hop IPA Debuts September 28th

The Pacific Northwest hop harvest is in full swing. Beer enthusiasts are rejoicing as fresh hop beers hit store shelves. Ground Breaker Brewing is ensuring that those with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivities don’t miss out on all the fresh hop fun.

Every year around this time, the crew at Ground Breaker make the pilgrimage to Goschie Farms to collect hops that are fresh out of the field. This year the journey was the same, but the hops and the beer will be different. In years past, Ground Breaker has showcased a pale ale brewed with Meridian hops. For 2016 they’re rolling out an IPA made with 180 pounds of fresh Crystal hops. 

Brewer Tim Barr prepares the hop back

Brimming with Crystal hops, this beer celebrates an aroma that conjures the scent of an Oregon forest. Of course, a new beer means a new name. Ground Breaker is calling their fresh hop IPA Gayle, in honor of Gayle Goschie. 

The Ground Breaker Gastropub will be hosting a Fried Chicken Dinner Wednesday, September 28th to coincide with the release of the beer. Gayle will be distributed in a 22 ounce package and should begin making its way onto store shelves in the first week of October in Oregon and Washington. 

Ground Breaker’s Heyday IPA Captures Summertime In a Bottle

The dog days of summer have arrived, and so has the next release in the Experiment Ale Series from Ground Breaker Brewing. Heyday IPA will be released Wednesday, August 3rd by the country’s first 100% dedicated gluten-free craft brewery. A release party will take place at their Gastropub located at 2030 SE 7th Ave. Fried Chicken Supper is slated to be on the menu, as well as three taproom exclusive renditions of the Heyday IPA.

Heyday IPA is an American-style IPA brewed with Ella™, Denali, and Azacca® hops. “This IPA is something our customers want to drink, and it’s the kind of beer we like to drink all the time too,” says Tim Barr, brewmaster at Ground Breaker Brewing. “We brewed it with a great combination of hops and it was a special opportunity to play with their tropical characteristics. If you like IPA, you’ll love this beer.”

The taproom exclusives which will also be featured at the release party include a “keg-hopped” version of the beer with juiced ginger root, one with smoked citrus added during primary fermentation, and a single-hop variation of the beer brewed with Azacca hops. These taproom exclusives will be available only in the pub for a limited time. 

The Heyday IPA will begin hitting store shelves in Ground Breaker distributed territory the first week of August. 

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.