Where Is Gluten Free Beer
Are you a fan of beer? Can you no longer have gluten? If the answer to these questions is yes, I sympathize with the frustration that's felt when you shop for food at the typical grocery store, not to mention the small libation shop. Most beers are brewed from barley and sometimes wheat, which means that very few commercial beers are gluten-free. When someone is diagnosed with any form of gluten intolerance, theymay feel overwhelmed from the dietary limitations. It can be disheartening for such a person when they read hundreds of food labels of which many (claim gluten.}. Ever wonder, "where can I get gluten free beer?"
I'm married to one such person, and as a Dietitian I have been able to help her to adapt to the many changes that come with a gluten-free diet. She really liked Blue Moon before she had to give up gluten. I prefer craft beers myself, but Blue Moon is a good beer. She and I would sometimes share a couple bottles of the beer on Friday afternoons. Avoiding all traces of gluten changed her eating habits overnight, and I have been determined to help her find gluten-free alternatives to the foods and beverages she previously enjoyed.
It's certainly a challenge. Pizza is her favorite food, and I enjoy a nice hot slice of pizza just as much as she does. Her additional allergy to the dairy made pizza practically impossible at first. However, with some experimentation,I was able to find a way to cook her a tasty pizza with nearly the same flavor, feel, and appearance of traditional pizza. I'll share more on the pizza endeavor in the future, but for now another challengehas not yet been conquered; the challenge of brewing a gluten-free beer that is very similar to Blue Moon.
I recall her asking me, "where can I get gluten-free beer?" I did not have an instant response for her. From my hobby of brewing beer, I had some experience in brewing my own beer at home, but gluten-free beer was completely unknown territory for me. I didn't ponder brewing gluten-free beer for her at first. I started looking for a gluten-free beer option that we could purchase at the beer shop. That search started a few years ago and there have been many changes in the beer industry since then.
Today, an individual will usually locate a at least a couple gluten-free beer options at any medium to large sized beer shop. There have been some gluten-free craft beer options that have appeared and vanished over the last few years, but options still exist and choices pop up from time to time. We have yet to find the gf beer substitute to match the flavor profile and qualities of Blue Moon, but but in time I'm sure to create a match from my home brewing experiments.
In the meantime, I put together a gluten-free beer list for us to try. I decided to begin a website to help other people trying to overcome the challenge of avoiding gluten while still enjoying beer. Among other things, I wanted the site to answer the question, "where can I get gluten-free beer?" The site, GlutenFreeBeerBrew.com, has developed into a trusted source of info about buying and brewing gluten-free beer. There's a list of gluten-free beers available at GlutenFreeBeerBrew.com that, like many others, you'll find helpful.hyperlink
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