The Best Gluten-Free Beers to Try
Companies like Glutenberg and Omission specialize in gluten-free beers and have pushed the gluten-free beer market to new heights. But now other brewers are jumping on the band wagon and at least creating one gluten-free beer, so that nobody is left without a beer in hand. See what beers are best in this $4.64 billion market.
By Shira Kogut on Jan. 04, 2017
Many people’s reaction to gluten free beers is yuck! But the truth is they have come a long way. There are brewers who specialize only in gluten-free beers and others who produce one or two just to keep things interesting. While in the beginning, when this industry first started to take off a lot of the brews were not fabulous, but now you’d be hard pressed to taste the difference.
While most of us are lucky enough to have a choice, people with Celiac Disease, gluten sensitivities or other dietary restrictions do not, so we have put together a quick list with the five gluten-free beers that we thought were so close to the original that you might not be able to tell the difference in a blind tasting:
- Glutenberg India Pale Ale
- Lakefront Brewing New Grist
- New Belgium Glutiny Pale Ale
- Omission Pale Ale
- Whistler Brewing Forager Lager
For other great recommendations also check out Bon Appetit’s slideshow 17 Gluten-Free Beers That Actually Taste Good, Huffington Post’s These 5 Gluten-Free Beers Taste Like The Real Thing and Draft Magazine`s 12 Actually Delicious Gluten-Free Beers.
So next time you have a party don`t leave your friends with Celiac or other sensitivities out of the beer festivity fun. Pick up a 6-pack for them and give one a go yourself. We think you`ll be pleasantly surprised. Just remember for people with Celiac, gluten-removed is not the same as gluten-free.
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