A diagnosis of Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance does not mean life without beer. In the past beer lovers have had very few options..most of which did not offer the authentic taste beer drinkers have grown to love. There are currently however, many gluten free beer options to choose from..pale ales and flavored beers are hitting the stores everywhere and offer a wide variety to please even the most discriminating beer drinkers. Below are our recommendations for some of the more popular gluten free beers currently available in stores today.
Redbridge Gluten Free Beer produced by Anheuser-Busch made with sorghum, is the most popular and easy to find gluten-free beer on the U.S. market. Redbridge can be found in large supermarkets across the U.S. I have inquired with smaller grocery stores that carry Anheuser Busch products but don't stock Redbridge Beer and most of them will gladly order it for you. It has popped up on bar menu's as well especially if the establishment has a gluten free food menu to pair it with!
New Grist Gluten Free Beer Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin., makes a variety of different beers, including its gluten-free New Grist beer, a pale beer crafted from sorghum and rice. Like many of these other gluten-free beer offerings, you may be able to find New Grist in large health food stores. You also can order it in many Milwaukee bars and restaurants.
Bard's Tale Gluten Free Beer is made by 2 diagnosed celiacs and crafted in a gluten free enviornment with carefully sourced sorghum to avoid the possibilty of cross contamination. Bard's Tale Gluten Free Beer can be found at large health food stores such as Whole Foods.
Sprecher Brewery Mbege and Shakparo Beers Another Milwaukee-based brewery, Sprecher Brewery, makes two gluten-free beer offerings: Mbege Ale, which is brewed with real bananas in traditional African style, and Shakparo Ale, a traditional West African beer. Barley and wheat aren't grown much in Africa, and these beers rely on millet and sorghum. Sprecher beers are available in Wisconsin and nearby states, but the company does not currently ship alcoholic beverages.
New Planet Beer Old style beer for new style beer drinkers. “We named our beer company New Planet Beer Company as a way to express our desire for a new and invigorated planet. It’s our core mission to make great tasting gluten-free beers that everyone can enjoy, while donating a portion of our proceeds to environmental efforts,” ~ CEO and Founder Pedro Gonzalez.