Ghostfish Brewing Company
Vanishing Point Pale Ale
My first impression of this beer was the color and the head as I poured it from the bottle. The burnt amber color and the light frothy head had me excited to give it a taste. Katrina and I took our beers to the front stoop, where there was still some sunlight bathing in the front yard. It’s our first 70 degree day of the year. What better way to celebrate than reviewing the infamous Ghostfish Brewing Company’s Vanishing Point Pale Ale.
It was a good choice indeed.
A Pale With A Punch
This beer is fantastic. It’s quite sharp for a pale ale. It punches like an IPA but has the light drinkable body of a pale. The hoppy bitterness lingers on the palette for a long time. The Vanishing Point is the most flavorful pale I’ve had in a long while.
I’ve wanted to try a Ghostfish beer ever since I learned of their existence a few months back. Their distribution is fairly limited at the moment, and I have yet to find a store that carries them in Bend. Luckily, the brewers of our Home Brew project took a trip up to Seattle recently, and while they were there, paid a visit to the Ghostfish Brew Pub. They snagged a 4 pack of this pale, as well as a 22 oz. of their Double IPA (review coming soon!), and I couldn’t be more grateful!
Right now, there aren’t many 100% dedicated gluten free breweries in the country, but Ghostfish is one of them, and I’m proud to have another fantastic gluten free brewery in the Pacific Northwest. (Where it all started with Harvester/Ground Breaker) It’s making me wonder what’s taking us so long here in Bend… (hint, hint)
This beer is made with a base of millet malt from Grouse Malting and Roasting Company, which has me excited because WE JUST BREWED a gluten free beer using millet malt from Grouse as the main ingredient. I hope this is foreshadowing for the success of our home brew. :)
The ABV is low enough that you could enjoy this brew on a summer afternoon without overdoing your buzz. I can only hope that Ghostfish expands their distribution channels so that I can get access to this brew in the summertime!
I would love to take beer-driven road trip to visit both Ground Breaker brewing in Portland and Ghostfish Brewing in Seattle. That would be a solid weekend. Off to go plan that now. ;)
Until next time!