ReviewsReview: Coors Peak Copper Lager

I have to give props to Coors for their entry into the gluten free marketplace with their new Coors Peak Copper Lager (a six-pack of which they sent me recently)—they are using brown rice malt as the base for their beer rather than sorghum, as is very common among GF … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Coors Peak Copper Lager

This arrived for me this week from Coors: Their new Coors Peak Copper Lager, their entry into the gluten-free beer market. Brewed with brown rice malt, brown rice, pea protein, and caramel sugar, which surprised me a bit as many (most?) commercial gluten-free options are brewed with sorghum as the … Continue reading

HomebrewingGluten-free homebrewing

A friend asked recently if I could brew a gluten-free beer for her sometime: a porter since she likes dark beers. Naturally this got me to thinking about various gluten-free (GF) brewing options for homebrewers, and I thought it might be useful to record some of my (initial) thoughts. Commercially, … Continue reading

Theme WeekGluten-Free Week: Deschutes Gluten-Free ESB

Unfortunately, this isn’t a review, but like yesterday I wanted to highlight another gluten-free beer offering, this one from Deschutes Brewery: their Gluten-Free ESB. It’s available on tap at both their Bend and Portland pubs, and though the website currently lists “Gluten-Free Golden Ale”, it is in fact an ESB … Continue reading

Theme WeekGluten-Free Week: Others beers to look for

Even though I was able to acquire a few gluten-free beers to review this week, there are others that I would have really liked to sample also. Here are a few of those—and if you can find them where you live, go give them a try. Lakefront New Grist Lakefront … Continue reading

ReviewsGluten-Free Week: Redbridge

Redbridge is Anheuser-Busch‘s gluten-free beer offering, and, because it’s A-B, is the one that is most widely available. This is an all-sorghum malt beer brewed to the style of an American Amber Lager, and is 4.8% alcohol by volume. Redbridge was introduced in 2006 and for the past two years … Continue reading

ReviewsGluten-Free Week: Bard’s Gold

I’ve actually reviewed Bard’s Gold before, back when it was called Dragon’s Gold. At the time, I was suitably unimpressed that I wrote, “I think Bard’s Tale needs to work on this beer a bit more.” Fortunately, it’s come a long way since then. More on that in a bit. … Continue reading

ReviewsGluten-Free Week: Green’s Quest

Green’s Quest is the other gluten-free beer from them available to me here in Central Oregon; as I mention in my review of Endeavour, this (and all of their beers) are brewed to a secret recipe though there are a few clues as to their makeup. I forgot to mention … Continue reading

Theme WeekGluten-Free Week: Ingredients

The grains that contain gluten that Celiacs must avoid are: Wheat Barley Rye Triticale Oats are also on the possibly-exclude list; studies on them as a gluten source are incomplete, but better safe than sorry. Beer, of course, is primarily made with barley (and often wheat), so brewers of gluten-free … Continue reading

ReviewsGluten-Free Week: Green’s Endeavour

Green’s Gluten Free Beers is (according to BeerAdvocate) a Beer Marketing Company based in England that offers only gluten-free beers in its available line-up. The beers themselves are brewed in Belgium (it says as much on the label) to a “closely guarded secret recipe.” They offer three distinct beers for … Continue reading