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I was just diagnosed with celiac disease 5 weeks ago. I've been doing really well but the thing I miss most is beer. There is nothing like sitting by a campfire with an ice cold beer. I have tried Redbridge but I don't really love it. My favorite is Leinenkugel Summer Shandy or Blue Moon. Does anybody have any suggestions for me?

 

Thank you!

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girl!  i wish i had a good answer for you.  i know there are better beers out there than redbridge, but i drink it because i can *get* it - walmart carries it, the kroger where i do my regular grocery shopping has it, they are even beginning to sell it at nascar tracks.  but i don't love it.  i used to drink killian's some, but, again, not my favorite.  so, i just make 'do' (tried switching to wine, which i never had a problem with but, oh, boy for some reason it makes me zero to bombed in 3.2 seconds lolz) the indian cigarette guy in town has an anhueser busch distributor, so i order a case of rb at a time from him.  i should research this a little more and see what other 'special order' beers this distributor carries.  (i am sure it is *not* knoxville blonde ale, my all time favorite microbrewed right here in good ole rocky top (WOO!) rocky top tennessee)  my daughter likes the blue moon - is that a little citrus-y ?  maybe you could (GAASP!) experiment with some orange juice/slices and concoct something :)  i can't believe i even said that - i am a beer purist, don't even believe in 'light' beer lolz

 

i'm going to be crying in my redbridge soon because one of our closest friends is opening a micro-brewery here in town that i will never get to taste any of his creations.  he is already breaking my heart by delivering 'test' brews to the house for my husband to taste.  WAHHHHHHH!!!

 

good luck!  if you find something good, keep me posted  ;)

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There have been a number of discussions on this topic recently.  There are a number of gluten-free beers but availability depends on where you are.

 

The best summary of what is out there is right here http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2012/03/the-best-and-worst-gluten-free-beers.html

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There have been a number of discussions on this topic recently.  There are a number of gluten-free beers but availability depends on where you are.

 

The best summary of what is out there is right here http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2012/03/the-best-and-worst-gluten-free-beers.html

 

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There have been a number of discussions on this topic recently.  There are a number of gluten-free beers but availability depends on where you are.

 

The best summary of what is out there is right here http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2012/03/the-best-and-worst-gluten-free-beers.html

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Hey that is a good list, thanks! I also posted on this recently and have since been testing a few.

 

My faves:

 

Green's -- good but even more pricy than other gluten-free beers.

 

New Planet Pale Ale -- tastes exactly like a good IPA to me. My nonGF friends pronounced it very good.

 

Omission also tastes great and didn't seem to bother my guts, but I'm concerned about their "gluten removal process" so I will probably avoid it.

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their review of redbridge cracks me up!!   :)

The verdict: We don’t have much love for Anheuser-Busch, but they’ve at least produced a gluten-free beer that tastes as good as their other lagers.

backhanded compliment?  lolz hey, all your beer sucks, so at least you're consistent hahaha

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I have tried New Planet, Bards, Redbridge and Green's over in the UK.  I like Bards the best but I have recently switched to hard ciders.... MMMMM!  There are a ton of them available, in many flavors.  My fave is Magners Pear Cider, another UK brand but you can get it in the states.  I just ask at my local liquor store and they stock it for me :)

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Personally, I kinda like Redbridge - didn't at first, but it's an acquired taste.  What I can't figure out though, is why I have a horrible reaction to it.  Every single time I've had it, the next day I'm an emotional wreck.  Even if I'm having a great day, nothin but sunny skies, I cry uncontrollably for most of the day.  SO strange!!  Haven't had one since last summer because of it...may have to try it again as an experiment.  Would like to try some others, just to compare.  Tried Bard's, but didn't care for it at all.

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when i was first diagnosed, i tried 'woodchuck' hard cider.  we were not friends!  too much acid, i think, right in the beginning.  may have to revisit the hard cider avenue - i notice a bunch more varieties here, lately.

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