Gluten-Free Malt House Pushes Industry Forward
May21

Gluten-Free Malt House Pushes Industry Forward

According to recent market research report announced at the Craft Brewers Conference seminar, “Against the (Traditional) Grain: Gluten-Free Beer,” data shows the gluten-free beer market will grow 14% by 2022. At this seminar, Twila Henley Soles, owner of Grouse Malt House, spoke about the importance of gluten-free malt in this sector of the industry. Grouse Malt House, is USDA Organic and certified gluten-free located in Wellington,...

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The Need for Mead on Long Island
Feb21

The Need for Mead on Long Island

WA Meadwerks, which opened September 2018, is the newest and only meadery on Long Island. Founded by Joseph Abruzzo and Roger Wanner, the taproom is located 26 West Hoffman in Lindenhurst. Mead (wine made from honey) can be made with fruits, spices, and anything in between. The styles range from dry to sweet, typically gluten-free, with an ABV from 4.5% to 16%.  WA Meadwerks encompasses these styles through the 16 meads available on...

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Ghostfish Brewing Company Expands Gluten-Free Beer to Colorado
Aug30

Ghostfish Brewing Company Expands Gluten-Free Beer to Colorado

Ghostfish Brewing Company announced a new distribution partnership with Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing. This relationship will facilitate Ghostfish beer to be available within nearly all areas within the state of Colorado. Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing (CSA) will start off distributing draught and package versions of Ghostfish Brewing’s award-winning dedicated gluten-free beers including Grapefruit IPA, Meteor Shower Blonde...

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Master List – Gluten-Free / Gluten-Reduced
Jul24

Master List – Gluten-Free / Gluten-Reduced

New to the gluten-free world? Check out this page listing the most updated gluten-free/gluten-reduced beers around the country. There is a difference between gluten-free beers and gluten-reduced beers. Gluten-free beers are brewed using naturally gluten-free malted grains such as corn, quinoa, buckwheat, and sorghum to name a few. Gluten-reduced beers contain barley, wheat, spelt, rye, and other gluten-containing ingredients....

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Going Gluten-Free to GABF
Oct03

Going Gluten-Free to GABF

In just a few days, I will be on my way to the 36th Great American Beer Festival [GABF] in Denver, Colorado. This will be my second brewventure to GABF! Last year, I planned on visiting gluten-free and gluten-reduced breweries outside of GABF. However, the festival itself was so incredibly overwhelming (even for a New Yorker like myself) that I was only about to taste what was available during festival sessions. With over 3,000 beers...

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Celiac Awareness Month
May15

Celiac Awareness Month

May marks Celiac Disease Awareness Month across the U.S., aiding support for celiacs and research for this disease. Celiac disease is a serious genetic autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, an estimate of 1 in 100 people worldwide are affected by celiac disease. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for...

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Gluten-Allergy? What to Drink at Beer Fests
May05

Gluten-Allergy? What to Drink at Beer Fests

As someone with a gluten-allergy, many people ask me what I drink at beer festivals. Although I am no able to taste everything, there are a great number of beers and ciders I can try if I know what to look for. Not all festivals have many options, but Blue Point Cask Ale Festival is one the best ones for Celiacs to attend. This year’s festival took place on Saturday, April 22 at Blue Point Brewery and it was expected to be the...

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2017 Hops & Props
Feb07

2017 Hops & Props

Once again, I’m pouring at Hops & Props on Feb. 11 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. Last year Jason Scott and I brewed a 6% gluten-free beer, so this year, I brewed a cider instead. I had originally planned to bring my Cosmo-inspired cider, but it isn’t ready so look out for it at the next festival! If you missed my Instagram post, check out the ingredients I added to it.   Bringing “Sex in...

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Top 5 Gluten-Free & Gluten-Reduced Breweries to Visit during GABF
Oct03

Top 5 Gluten-Free & Gluten-Reduced Breweries to Visit during GABF

This week, I head out to Denver for the sold-out 35th Great American Beer Festival [GABF], a brewventure that I have been looking forward to for the last 8 years. GABF will have 3,800 beers from more than 800 breweries packed from Oct 6-8. Tasting gluten-free/gluten-reduced beers all in one spot is a Celiac’s dream, but as glorious as this seems, there are still only a handful of places out of the 20 breweries in Colorado that I...

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Gluten-Free Summer 6-Pack
Aug27

Gluten-Free Summer 6-Pack

  There are only a few more weeks until the unofficial end of summer beer festival season and the start of Oktoberfest season. I put together a list of my “go-to” six-pack of gluten-free friendly beer and cider that you can take to BBQs and beach parties. This great tasting six also satisfies the taste buds of those who are not gluten-free, but want to try something new and delicious!   1. Dogfish Head Tweason’Ale Gluten...

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