A Final Toast to Blue Point Cask Ales Fest
Apr21

A Final Toast to Blue Point Cask Ales Fest

Today marks Blue Point Brewing’s last Cask Ales Festival at its original location. Although there is a clear split between Long Islanders who are loyal to Blue Point’s brand versus those who argue that the company sold out, neither group can deny that Blue Point and their annual festival did not have an impact on Long Island’s craft beer scene. Nobody will ever forget their first time at Blue Point Cask Ales Fest....

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Beer & Cider Trail: Colorado
Oct26

Beer & Cider Trail: Colorado

I had the best trip of my life visiting Colorado! I extended my second trip to the Great American Beer Festival [GABF] by a few days and made time for hiking, site seeing, and a beer & cider trail mapped out for Celiacs. Most of the breweries I researched offered gluten-reduced beers, however, these breweries were scattered across Colorado. So if you intend on following this beer and cider trail, I recommend you rent a car, pick...

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GABF Gluten-Free Picks
Oct16

GABF Gluten-Free Picks

Last year was my first time attending the Great American Beer Festival. As a Celiac, I was looking forward to trying many gluten-free [GF]¬†and gluten-reduced [GR] beers at the festival. To my dismay, I found a total of three breweries. There were more breweries at the festival that offered GF/GR beers, however, a majority of them were scattered, not listed, and when they were listed, the volunteers couldn’t tell me which were...

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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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