Five Best Gluten-Free Beers for the Gluten-Intolerant Beer Snob
Just like the above example, Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee brews New Grist, a smooth-tasting beer made with sorghum and rice. Brewers use rice in their beer to lighten the body and give it a smoother and crisper flavor. Maybe that's why up to 30 percent of Budweiser beer is made from rice (corn too).
A species of small seed-producing grass that is grown as a food source in semi-arid tropical climates, millet is typically mixed with sorghum and rice when it comes to beer. Some types of millet are grown for bird seed. But don't go digging through the bird feeder looking for brewing ingredients.
Yes, it's true -- ciders are gluten-free because they are made with apples. American colonists drank cider with their meals because water was often unsafe to consume. Although technically not considered a beer but a fruit wine, a cider is typically stocked with beer at stores. Nevertheless, ciders are delicious, and a cold one right now would probably make your day a bit better.
Virtually all liquor stores that stock beer also stock at least a brand or two of gluten-free beer. Beer superstores such as Total Wine and More and Sunset Corners Fine Wine and Spirits have a few brands. Options for the gluten-intolerant are extremely limited, but that will likely change once more craft brewers become aware of gluten sensitivity.
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