33.beer Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 4

Re: UK Gluten Free Beer: from donna stevenson on 2007-03-14

Can gf beer be purchased in the states?

Re: UK Gluten Free Beer: from Ben Cowell on 2007-04-26


At the very last moment after 6 months (and three years of planning) our brewing partners who have been finding reasons for not signing their side of the contract have after providing many reasons, replied with the following:

‘(we) don't have capability for commercial production of Gluten Free Beer’

So there you have it! It will now not hit the shelves this summer and I'm gutted, but we are in discussions with other brewers and we will launch as soon as we can, I promise you. I'll update all those people who have signed up from our site. I'm sorry to disappoint you, but it was 'out of our hands', that decision!


Ben Cowell

Re: UK Gluten Free Beer: from gail beausoleil on 2007-06-17

you can buy gluten free beer -at- whole food markets in the u.s. it is made from sorgum.. not bad..I am also cecliac's..what kind of alcohol can I drink..does any one know..thanks gail

Re: UK Gluten Free Beer: from Ben Cowell on 2007-11-15

Hi all those who were looking forward to a gluten free pilsner beer, & boy did!

I have a new one coming in the spring. I’m sorry about the delay, it was out of my control! I have a new site which you reach via my own page: ben -at- beecee.org.

Cheers till next year (yes it almost that time)!


Ben Cowell

Re: UK Gluten Free Beer: from Philip Le Roux on 2008-07-16

So far the "Against the Grain" beer is the only gluten-free beer I have found that actually tastes like a beer. I do hope and pray they will after this cautious and successful testing of the market, bring out more GF beers into general circulation.

All the rest so far have been revoltingly sickly sweet. Like drinking rendered down treacle with an alcohol content off the scale, and to thoroughly add insult to injury extortionately priced .

My partner blinked when she saw me tip a pint of one of them away, asking "who are you and what have you done with my boyfriend" sort of thing.

Re UK Gluten Free Beer (Re - USA queries: from matt clark on 2008-07-31

Hi to the people asking about GF beer in the USA.

I was recently there visiting friends and found 3 beers (fairly) available.

One was out of stock in the (independent) shop i was in, but there was a great one called "Redbridge" - it's brewed by Anheuser Busch. Pretty damn tasty. This one was also available in Price Chopper.

There was another which I can't remember the name, it was a black label with a gold bat-like shape on it. I didn't like it as much, so thats probably why I don't remember the name. Go for Redbridge!

I was impressed by the availability and PRICE ($7.99 for 6 bottles) in the states (this was NY, upstate). I recommend try all your local liqour stores, you might be surprised what you find if you've not looked before.

A selection of beer is also available in Risottoria (including big bottles of Greens), a pizza place on Bleecker Street in NYC - yes the pizzas are also gluten free and awesome, and they also have pie, brownies, cake and bread sticks. Go. Now. (they have a website, i think...)

Good luck.


UK Gluten Free Beer: from tony kerr on 2008-12-04

Google st peters brewery for a crackin gluten free beer

Re UK Gluten Free Beer: from Matt on 2009-01-12

You can buy it at many regular liqour stores in the US ask for Redbridge which is actually made by Budweiser and even if they do not carry it in stock they can often order it for you

Re UK Gluten Free Beer: from Chris Atkinson on 2009-02-05

Just in case any one is interested in having a bash at brewing their own beer,

I've tried half a batch of the 'Four Star' and 'Red Diesel' which are both gluten free beer recipes, and have been impressed.

I've PM'd the person who has put together the recipes, and he's had many attempts to pull together these recipes (being a coeliac himself).

Latest attempt is a brew of stout so I'll find out what that's like in a few days/weeks, buts it's certainly been fermenting well.

Don't be put off by the list of ingredients (tea bags, chocolate essence, bovril !!), it works, and I'm hooked...

Also, in response to a quiry earlier in this post, you can buy GFA from hambletons direct. Last lot I purchased just before Xmas 08 was £1.60 a botle, although they were predicting a price rise. Wirth buying in bulk at this price if you like it (the new recipe is much nicer that the last one).

For info, the ale recipes work out at around £15.00 for 20 litres (so around 75p a pint

Re: UK Gluten Free Beer: from vicky on 2009-08-19

Schnitzer Brau is a new gluten free beer, brewed in the black forest in Germany and it tastes great, it is organic and made from millet malt. To order some, e-mail vicky -at- naturesmaid.com