You know, sometimes you just need a hot dog and a beer, whether you're Gluten Free or not. We did a Review of Gluten Free Hot Dogs & Sausages - so we thought we'd provide a list of Gluten Free Beers too. Here are some to look for:
- Redbridge is brewed from sorghum and is sold at many local stores and restaurants. Manufactured by Anheuser-Busch, Inc., the company that produces Budweiser, it's a light amber beer with a slightly sweet taste.
- Bard’s Tale Beer Company —"The Original Sorghum Malt Beer" is an American Lager with low bitterness and a floral aroma, made with sorghum, yeast, and hops.
- Green’s Gluten Free Beers — this U.K. company makes Belgian style Vegan, Gluten Free beer from millet, buckwheat, sorghum, and rice. Green's makes several varieties of G-Free beer, and has become a favorite of Gluten Free beer aficionados.
- New Grist Beer is a lager beer, and at the moment, is our Founder's favorite Gluten Free beer, made by Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. New Grist is made with sorghum, hops, gluten-free yeast grown on molasses, and rice.
- Nick Stafford’s Hambleton Ales makes a Gluten Free ale called GFA created with Cascade, Liberty and Challenger hops and specially prepared dark sugars.
- Ramapo Valley Brewery makes a Gluten Free Passover Honey Beer brewed from honey and flavored with molasses. Ramapo is Kosher certified, and this Honey Beer provides a unique flavor & option for those on a Kosher Gluten-Free diet.
- Microbrasserie Nouvelle France makes several well-received Gluten Free beers called Messagère in Canada. They are beginning to venture into the United States.
For more Gluten Free Beer info & reviews, check out Gluten Free Beer Festival
Shannon J. says
What do you got for other alcohols? I went GF 5 months ago and haven't had a single drink because I am so afraid of alcohol because I've seen so many different opinions. Vodka? Maybe. Tequila? Maybe. Kaluha? Some say yes, some say no.
As a GF blogger, I'm curious of what other things you'd recommend. I'm not a beer drinker at all.
We're big wine fans around G-Free Foodie, and you can read our information about Gluten Free Vodka and other distilled alcohol products at: https://gfreefoodie.com/the-great-gluten-free-vodka-debate-the-answers-please/
Green's is my favorite, but there are two more to add to this list:
St. Peter's pilsner-style (I find it to be rather sweet) (http://www.stpetersbrewery.co.uk/artman/publish/article_49.shtml)
Estrella Damm Daura (really good lager)
Cheers to such a great post!
Green's is one of my favorites as well, but I'm partial to Estrella Damm. I'm in the process of building a website and mobile application to help people find gluten free beers in their area, check us out: http://www.theglutenless.com
St Peter's sorghum beer is really good. I've found it at a few import shops and even a couple bars here in Portland and it is really tasty.
Also for anyone in the Portland area or if you visit, Deschutes Brewery brews gluten free beer. They don't bottle it, yet, but it's available ON TAP!!!!!!!! at their pubs in Portland and in Bend, OR. It is hands down the best I've had.
Lise Silverwolf says
I live in the PDX area, so we have a lot of local, small breweries here. My personal favorite is Fox Barrel, when I can find it! I love mead tho, and there are a few local "meaderies" that brew up some awesome stuff!
I heard that the Swedes did a study and came up with Pilsner Urquell, Corona, and Carlsberg as all being essentially gluten free.
I haven't tried them yet, so I don't know first hand. Anyone else heard or tried?
Trevor Stafford says
I am recently diagnosed as a Coeliac and I am traveling from Australia to New York City in 2 weeks for the World Fire Games. I am a firefighter and a big beer drinker and would like some advice about my beer options in NYC.
Do the city bars have any GF beers on tap? Do they sell any GF beers over the bar and if so what are the beer names?
Any advice on where and what beers to drink would be very helpful.
This year I discovered New Planet, which is really excellent. Try the Raspberry Ale. http://newplanetbeer.com/homepage/
Kerri S says
I have been enjoying Tweason'ale made by Dogfish Head. Originally it was made just once a year, but i was told it was so successful that they will continue brewing it, and have sent kegs to some bars in manhattan. My boyfriend describes it as a typical fruit beer. It's light, very carbonated with a sour strawberry flavor. I love it with sushi!
Bard's used to be my favorite, but I have recently switched to Estrella Damm Daura. Try it if you haven't http://www.estrelladamm.com/en/daura_gluten_free_beer/
http://newplanetbeer.com/homepage/ My favs so far.
check out this new brewer in PDX http://www.harvesterbrewing.com
The "best", most beer-like gluten-free I've ever had was a Brunehaut (Belgian) at YardHouse near Fenway Park – Boston. I think it was organic too.
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How about Omission? ? They extract the gluten after production. It is really the best gf beer! (as long as it counts)
Omission is bad!!! Lots of reaction from it. They are not truthful in their advertisement. It should not be labeled GF.
Omission does not advertise as gluten free. The FDA prohibits brewers from using the term if they use any barley or wheat in the brewing process. That being said, they uses brewing processes that limit the amount of gluten proteins in the wort (unfermented beer). They further break down the remaining gluten protein chains with enzymes at the fermenting stage. There is still gluten in the beer, but the parts per million is far lower than the FDA limits for products that can be labeled gluten free.
I love a good IPA, are there any that are gluten free.
Try Glutenburg American Pale Ale, its gluten free and very good
I'm gluten intolerant to some degree, ( a soy sauce marinated tri-tip made me sick for a couple months), and there's something in Pho' soup that affects me mildly. And yet Omission doesn't bother me, their lager is pretty lackluster, I love the IPA . Stone's Delicious IPA is my latest discovery, lighter in taste than Omission, no issues . Damm Daura is kind of OK for me, If I have more than 3 in 2 days I get mild mouth sores/canker lesion, no other issues. They just produced a gf marzen style, way too sweet for me. I like St Peters, costs too much. Greens costs too much, but I like the Amber and Trippel and Dubbel dark. New Belgium's Glutiny , Pale and Golden are OK for me. Gutenberg tends to be a really heady buzz for me, I have no idea why. I can't find new Grist anymore, I miss it.