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Five Best Gluten-Free Beers for the Gluten-Intolerant Beer Snob

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David Minsky
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Gluten intolerance manifests itself in a variety of diseases, including celiac disease. It prohibits sufferers from enjoying the finest food and drink. Luckily, beer doesn't have to be on this list.

Whether gluten intolerance is becoming more prevalent or everyone suffers from it to some extent, awareness is definitely increasing. The good news is that gluten-free beers are readily available. The bad news is that choices are fairly limited.

Anything less than 20 parts per million of gluten is safe to drink for someone who is intolerant. Some gluten-free beers are made from buckwheat, some are made from sorghum, or any combination of sorghum, rice millet, and buckwheat.

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5. Buckwheat
Buckwheat is more akin to rhubarb than to wheat. It can be used like barley to produce a malt for making beer, but without the gluten.

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4. Sorghum
Sorghum is a species of grain-producing grass that is cultivated in warmer climates throughout the world and is a staple for many poor families in these regions. Sorghum halepense, or Johnsongrass, is classified as an invasive species by the United States Department of Agriculture. It just so happens that it also makes a tasty beer.

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14 comments
Daniel Convers
Daniel Convers

Gluten-free is bullshit. It is completely useless unless you have celiac disease.

ccoward2
ccoward2

I think Green's and New Planet (brewed in Fort Collins, CO) are the two best GF beers. As someone who would always try new brewery beers when I traveled, I do miss being able to do that anymore, but these two beers (New Planet as  number of beers) are wonderful substitutes

gfreelawrence
gfreelawrence

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ccdadant
ccdadant

@DanFugate nice, buckwheat <= interesting, make Byrne some gluten free beer batter for fish & shrimp

BrasserieBrunehaut
BrasserieBrunehaut

Obviously we are biased, be we recommend our award winning, gluten-extracted Belgian ales at <5ppm. (6.5%abv)

dsmith_edi
dsmith_edi

@ILovePureCakes thanks for posting! I didn't know there were as many as five! Not in Edinburgh anyway :(

gfreeconnect
gfreeconnect

@glutengurus You are welcome! Hope your week is getting off to a great start!

thesandbar
thesandbar

@gfreelawrence Glad to help! One of our bartenders has a gluten intolerance.

rnachlas
rnachlas

@ccdadant 

Check out Fish Fish in North Miami!  Gluten free fish and chips

GlutenGurus
GlutenGurus

@gfreeconnect You, too! Love your site. We'd be interested in trading banner ads....is this something that you might consider?

gfreeconnect
gfreeconnect

@glutengurus Thanks! I'll run this past the owners and see what they say. Can you DM me your direct contact information?

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