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Gluten Free Beer

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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6 Responses:

Sharon Koskoff

said this on
17 Mar 2009 9:43:42 AM PST
I have been drinking Red Bridge as a celiac for 1.5 years.

Gyp's Mom

said this on
18 Mar 2009 5:17:08 AM PST
Try to find Green's. It is a Belgium sorghum based brew, fantastic tasting. However, the ABV is high, so you need to plan to share it or have a designated driver. It is really worth the cost!


said this on
21 Mar 2009 7:19:36 AM PST
Dear Hallie, Bard's is THE BEST. Give it a try; you will definitely switch beers.


said this on
14 Apr 2009 8:21:08 PM PST
Totally go for the New Grist, in addition to the suggestions above. With all the choices, we can have light or dark, bitter or sweet, etc. We're not missing out on anything! We've got it all.

Hallie Krider

said this on
03 Jun 2009 7:07:05 AM PST
Hi- my wife was just diagnosed with celiac disease, and as I was looking for information I was struck by your first name. We share an unusual name- I am male and was named after my maternal grandmother Hattie (uncross the T's and there you are). Wondered if you are of my gender, and where the name came from.



said this on
05 Mar 2014 4:00:42 PM PST
Looking for GF beer that taste like Guinness to make Irish beef stew in Maryland. Any suggestions would be appreciated as it is for St. Patrick's day.

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