Several foresighted entrepreneurs have taken the “gluten-free challenge” straight to the hops tank and have found means to brew a gluten-free beer. Using alternative gluten-free grains like sorghum and buckwheat, the methods of crafting traditional beer are being harnessed to produce gluten-free beers, ales, lagers, stouts, and more.
While the majority of gluten-free beers come from small, microbrew operations with limited availability, Anheuser-Busch was the first mainstream beer giant to break into the market with their version of gluten-free beer. Gluten-free beer availability is still spotty and finding it can be challenging, but patience will be rewarded over time as the market develops. Look for gluten-free beer locally in grocery markets that cater to the natural food consumer, liquor stores, and inquire at restaurants. And when traveling in Europe, you may find your options are even more abundant. Ask your neighborhood liquor store to order the gluten-free beer brand you favor if they don’t carry it.
Product Name: Redbridge
Bard’s Tale Beer Company
Product Name: Bard’s Tale Dragon’s Gold
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Product Name: New Grist
Ramapo Valley Brewery
Product Names: HB Honey Kosher Beer and Skull Crusher