As a guy I obviously like beer. I was not a beer only guy, I enjoy a glass of wine too, but I really enjoy beer. After a day of climbing or skiing it hits the spot and on a summer day a cold one is the perfect drink to cool you off. My favorites have been Fat Tire, Stone Pale Ale and the Stone Levitation. A Negro Modela with mexican or an ice cold Corona on a hot summer day.
So you can imagine my inability to consume a good brew one I was diagnosed with Celiac disease.
So what to do? I looked into it and there were a bunch of GF Beers out there. So off to the store I went and picked up every beer I could find.
I got Red Bridge, Bard's, New Grist, Green's and New Planet Tread Lightly Ale. To not bore you with a long dissertation on all of them I thought they were fair to poor. Now, I used to enjoy a nice hoppy beer most of the time and making a beer with Sorghum makes it a bit light, a bit sweet and a bit unlike a beer.
If I had to settle on two, my favorites of the bunch were Red Bridge and New Planet's Tread Lightly.
New Planets' Off Grid Pale Ale. I picked up a few four packs (yes, they come in 4's) and I was happily surprised. This is the closest to a beer that I have found so far and I would say most people would not even know it is GF. This now makes up a portion of my fridge and I'll be happy to enjoy this after a long, hard day.
Thank you New Planet!!
The Un-Gluten Guy