As you know I'm always looking for good GF beer and so far New Planet Off Grid Ale has been my favorite. I have been looking for Epic's Glutenator for a month now since it came out but I couldn't find it in California.
We were skiing in Park City, Utah and my wife made a trip down the brewery since no one is Park City (restaurants or liquor stores) carried it.
This is Epic's first trip into producing a GF beer but their goal was to produce a good beer that was also GF. It is made with millet, molasses, rice, sweet potato and hops. It comes in a 22 oz bottle and is 6.9% ABV.
It pours nice and had a nice color and aroma. The taste? Well, this really does taste like a beer, a really good beer. It didn't have the funny sweetness you get with beer made from sorghum and the hops add a nice taste to the beer.
Versus New Planet I am going to have to wait and taste them side by side. I am sure I would be a bit biased after a day on the slopes that any beer would be good and this was great. I'm going to put it up there as a super strong challenger and it may take the title.
If you can find it, get it. You won't be disappointed.
The Un-Gluten Guy