Celiac.com 04/22/2015 - Ground Breaker Brewery is a Portland-based 100-percent dedicated gluten-free brewery that has been selling their popular ales throughout the Pacific Northwest since 2011.

Photo: Chris BettsGround Breaker specializes in bold flavored ales, including dark ale made from roasted chestnuts and lentils, a bright IPA of roasted buckwheat and citrusy Crystal hops, seasonal specialties like St. Denny dubel-style ale, and Squash Ale and Coffee Pale from the Experiment Ale Series.

Currently, Ground Breaker ales are available in a large 22-ounce bottle that seems to be impeding their efforts to expand their reach into more pubs, restaurants, and grocery stores.

The company founder James Neumeister believes that smaller, lighter cans will help the company’s efforts to grow distribution. To that end, Ground Breaker is looking to raise $20,000 in a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a canning operation.

If funded, Ground Breaker plans to have its IPA No. 5 and Olallie Ale canned and ready for sale by the beginning of June.

Kickstarter rewards start for contributions of $5 or more, and include locally designed coasters, kozies, sweatshirts, pint glasses, and more.

For donations of $2,000 or more Ground Breaker will name summer seasonal ale after you.

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