I have been invited to a group dinner out at a local restaurant. It's BYOB, and friends have announced they are bringing beer. Not wanting to be the odd one out, I decided I must obtain and bring gluten-free beer. So today I called 4 grocery stores and 10 liquor stores in an attempt to find gluten-free beer. I finally located multiple brands of it at Roots Market in Olney, Maryland, and Redbridge beer at Dugan's liquors in Pikesville, Maryland, as well as at Your Wine & Spirit Shoppe south of Baltimore on Rt 29. Dugan's was the closest, so I opted for it.

I decided it was best to test it out in advance of my dinner to be sure not to have my dinner spoiled by something undrinkable. So I am sitting here with a Redbridge beer, and I have to say it tastes like beer to me. Not my favorite beer, but beer, nevertheless. It has been over a year since I have had one, so at this point I am definitely working from memory. So all of you out there who have been abstaining, go ahead and live a little!

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