Gluten Free Beer Brands
There are a lot of gluten free beer options available
Fear not: there are so many brands of gluten free beer available that no beer lover on a gluten free diet needs to worry about feeling deprived.
Most beer is NOT gluten free. Gluten is not only found in wheat, it is also found in barley, hops, and other grains. When these are used in the manufacture of beer, they leave behind measurable amounts of gluten in the final product.
The same is true for so-called “alcopop” and other malt beverages. Drinks like Mike’s Hard Lemonade and Smirnoff Ice are NOT gluten free. They are made with a mixture of a flavored beverage (like lemonade) on an unflavored malt liquor base. Malt liquor is NOT gluten free.
As always, product and ingredients change all the time. Be sure to check the label to verify that it is still gluten free before you imbibe.
If you are shopping for gluten free alcoholic drinks on the beer aisle, here are your best options:
Gluten Free Beer Brands
Bard’s Sorghum Ale
Bard’s Tale Dragon Cold
Brunhaut Bio Blonde
Burning Brothers American Pale Ale
Burning Brothers Cascadian Coffee Ale
Dogfish Head T’weason Ale
Lakefront New Grist
New Planet 3R Raspberry Ale
New Planet Tread Lightly
New Planet Off The Grid Pale Ale
Anheuser-Busch Redbridge (Not a bad beer by any stretch, but its best feature is probably its easy availability in many grocery and liquor stores across the country).
St. Peter’s Sorghum Beer
Widmer Bros Omission Pale Ale
Widmer Bros Omission Lager
Sources of info for gluten free beer
- Bard's Tale Beer Company | Gluten-Free Craft Beer
Bard's Beer is America's first gluten-free sorghum beer and the only beer brewed with 100% malted sorghum.
- Finally, gluten-free beer that tastes like beer : Entertainment
- Burning Brothers Brewing
- The 14 Best (and Worst) Gluten-Free Beers
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