Product Review: Lakefront Brewery – New Grist GF Beer
I should start this off by mentioning that I am not a huge fan of beer. I mean I don’t hate it, but it’s not something I would pick to drink if presented with another offer. That being said, since going gluten free back in 2007 I have for sure not had a beer since then and I’m not sure how long before that I had had one.
“New Grist is the first beer brewed without malted barley or any gluten-containing products to be recognized as beer by the U.S. Government. Each batch brewed at Lakefront’s Milwaukee headquarters is tested for gluten prior to fermentation, before being bottled and shipped. The beer is now available for distribution nationwide in six packs of 12-ounce bottles.”
“New Grist is brewed from sorghum, hops, water, rice and gluten-free yeast grown on molasses. These ingredients are carefully combined to form a crisp and refreshing “session ale” sure to be popular among those with Celiac Disease, but really brewed for anyone with an appreciation for great tasting, handmade beer.”
Case of 6 bottles
You know what, I actually liked this product. I am impressed with how close to actual gluten beer it tastes – right to the aftertaste and crisp ‘texture’. Upon first opening up the bottle I get a whiff of that distinct “gluten free after-smell” — i think it is the rice — but that is just the first whiff. It actually smells similar to regular gluten beer.
I think, for anyone who is on the gluten free diet and misses gluten beer (I know for a lot of celiac’s beer and pizza were the two hardest things to give up) this one is a really great substitute.