Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Well, it's been almost a year since last posting on this blog. Times have changed as the market is being offered a wide range of commercially brewed gluten-free beers. While I've been working on fine-tuning my own recipes, I've been anxiously testing each new beer as it becomes available.
The lull in posting can be attributed to the difficulty these beers have in making it to market. Living in a small community doesn't help either. It has been necessary to purchase directly from the distributor as no local merchant has offered this latest brand to arrive, Green's.
Green's offers a full-range of Gluten-Free beers, but so far only 3 are available through their exclusive US distributor, Merchant DuVin.
Discovery Amber Ale- Medium-bodied with subtle caramel and nut flavor nuances. Refined, herbal hop aroma and finish. OG: 1.056; IBU: 32; ABV: 6.0%
Endeavor Dubbel Ale- In the classic dubbel fashion, a hint of dark-sugar and toffee flavor; and a traditional Belgian yeast bouquet. OG: 1.064; IBU: 24; ABV: 7.0%
Quest Tripel Ale- Fairly light body for beer of this strength; spice and herb nose with flavors of candied fruit. Aromatic, long finish. OG: 1.072; IBU: 32; ABV: 8.5%
So far my favorite is Endeavor with it's Stout-like appearance and excellent flavor. As they are imported from Belgium, they are packaged in an unusual 16.9 ounce bottle.
A visit to the Green's Website offers tantalizing hint of other great tastes they have worked up.
Can't wait to try some of these like Pathfinder and Pilgrim.
Now these Green's Gluten-Free beers can be purchased at Health Food Mart, Inc. in Medford, Oregon. They have committed to supporting the Celiac community and are offering several gluten-free beers, as well as gluten-free breads, snacks, cookies and more!
They are offering a 5% discount on all Gluten-Free items simply by mentioning reading about this offer on the internet.
Give them a call at 541-772-3231 and find out if they have what you are looking for!