Thursday, December 21, 2006

Redbridge is Official...Anheuser-Busch produces Gluten Free Beer


According to this press release from the Celiac Awareness Foundation and the makers of Budweiser, a Gluten Free Sorghum Beer is being manufactured for National Distribution:

ST. LOUIS (Dec. 20, 2006) – Adults who experience wheat allergies or who choose a wheat-free or gluten-free diet, now have a beer that fits their lifestyle. Redbridge is the first nationally available sorghum beer. Beginning today, Redbridge will be sold in stores carrying organic products and restaurants.

Redbridge is a hearty, full-bodied lager brewed using imported Hallertau and domestic Cascade hops. It is brewed with sorghum and has a well-balanced, moderately hopped taste.

“We set out to create a fine, hand-crafted specialty beer made without wheat or barley,” said Angie Minges, product manager, Anheuser-Busch, Inc. “We’ve made Redbridge nationally available to make sure adults who experience wheat allergies or who choose a gluten-free or wheat-free diet can enjoy the kind of beer that fits their lifestyle.”
Redbridge contains 4.8 percent alcohol per 12-ounce serving. It will be available in 12 ounce, six-pack bottles. Redbridge is brewed at the Anheuser-Busch Merrimack, N.H., brewery.

“Brewing a beer made with sorghum was an exciting process,” says Kristin Zantop, brewmaster, Anheuser-Busch, Inc. “We use only the highest quality ingredients to brew Redbridge as is the case with all our beers. Sorghum is the primary ingredient. We then use the lager brewing process using imported Hallertau and domestic Cascade hops without adding wheat or barley to give Redbridge its rich, hearty taste.”

Read more at the National Celiac Awareness Foundation website here:
http://www.celiaccentral.org/Other/Anheuser_Busch/332/

5 comments:

Joan Gosselin said...

I really love Redbridge beer. I think it's the best gluten free beer on the market today. Joan Gosselin http://www.liveaglutenfreelife.blogspot.com

Greg said...

Redbridge is easily the best tasting beer that AB produces, which isn't saying much since their other products are pretty horrible, but it really is a surprisingly good beer.

Jim said...

Either Bards or New Grist is far superior to Redbridge. I won't drink this stuff.

ADV Media Solutions said...

Jim, I would concur with your comment. Red Bridge not only tastes like a bad version of Budweiser, but also gives me a whopping headache!

russcat said...

Redridge is unfortunately awful. It is weak, and will make any seasoned beer drinker long for any other beer (even the light beers by Bud and Miller). It is super light, has a faint taste, and finishes very close to bottled water. I truly wish it was better, but it simply is not good, and certainly not worth the premium price.