Gluten Free Beer can only mean one thing in my mind and that is that it’s made from 100% gluten free ingredients and is Celiac Safe!
However, not everyone advertising gluten free beer agrees with me! There are brands out there that claim to remove gluten from the brewing process, but I don’t trust that! They brew the beer with gluten-containing ingredients and use a chemical to “remove” the gluten.
The Gluten Intolerance Group published a study The Celiac Patient Antibody Response to Conventional and Gluten-Removed Beer and it showed that some patients with Celiac Disease react to gluten removed beer.
I happen to be one of those people… I drank an Omission beer once and that was enough for me!
After that experience, I went back to the trusted 100% gluten free beers available.
How it started:
When I was first diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I used to love having the occasional Guinness. Once I found out that I could no longer drink the dark coffee flavored deliciousness, I was on the hunt for a gluten free replacement! At the time, there were none to be found.
The only gluten free beer I could find at Whole Foods was: Red Bridge and New Grist. And neither one of them resembled Guinness.
The First Gluten Free Stout that I tried:
Glutenberg Beer was actually the first gluten free stout that I tried! It’s made in Canada and it is ELISA tested to make sure it is Celiac Safe! I had heard about this beer but could not buy it in Arizona, so we went to visit our family in Canada and there it was on the shelf! We even went to California to buy it when it was available there first! I love their Stout :)
Gluten Free Beer Recipes: If you like to cook with gluten free beer, you might like this recipe for Gluten Free Beer Cheese Soup as well as Gluten Free Irish Stew!
What I learned from my visit to Holidaily in Colorado:
When we visited Holidaily, we learned how they use 100% gluten free ingredients to brew their beer! This makes them Celiac Safe! They have a super cute location in Golden! I love their Favorite Blonde as well as the Adventure Series one! Their Stout is also delicious… too many good ones to really choose a favorite! And we tried one of each when we were there to visit…they are sample sized and I shared! lol
If you are in Portland you need to try Ground Breaker Brewing! We have gone to Oregon every year for the past 5 years for a wine trip! I know this is about beer, not wine… I am getting to the point lol. We wanted a break from wine tasting, so we went to Ground Breaker!
We got to devour some of their delicious food as well as sample some tasty beers!
There are lots of Gluten Free Beers Now-
There are more and more gluten free beers on the market now! I can’t wait to try more when we visit other areas of the country and world! Best Gluten Free Beers has a list published of USA and Worldwide beer options! Check them out here!
If you know of a gluten free beer brand that I should check out please let me know! Cheers!
One last thing… if you are more of a wine drinker check out my post on the best gluten free and keto wine in my opinion!
Best Wishes for Gluten Free Dishes!
I am so glad you are here!