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Gluten Free Beer In Ma

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I was wondering if anyone from MA has found gluten free beer here. Or if anyone has actually gone to a liquor store and asked them to get it or carry it. I know there is New Grist, Ramapo Valley and Bard's Tale.

To order Ramapo Valley it costs just as much to ship it as the beer. Bards tale wasn't that good. Maybe I got some of the bad batch. One would be too fizzy then the next one flat. So I'm hoping this New Grist will be good. I really miss beer.

I am going to go to my local liquor store today and ask them about carrying New Grist. If enough people start asking around maybe it will get things moving.

Again.................REALLY MISS BEER.

Diana

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I was wondering if anyone from MA has found gluten free beer here. Or if anyone has actually gone to a liquor store and asked them to get it or carry it. I know there is New Grist, Ramapo Valley and Bard's Tale.

To order Ramapo Valley it costs just as much to ship it as the beer. Bards tale wasn't that good. Maybe I got some of the bad batch. One would be too fizzy then the next one flat. So I'm hoping this New Grist will be good. I really miss beer.

I am going to go to my local liquor store today and ask them about carrying New Grist. If enough people start asking around maybe it will get things moving.

Again.................REALLY MISS BEER.

Diana

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Hi Diana, they have just started carrying Ramapo Valley at the Beverly Wine and Beer store in North Beverly. I don't know if this is close to you at all, but I was very excited!

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Hi Diana, they have just started carrying Ramapo Valley at the Beverly Wine and Beer store in North Beverly. I don't know if this is close to you at all, but I was very excited!

max

I am very excited too. Is it any good? I'm from Wakefield. Is it worth the trip?

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none of the major chains have them i called, martys, martnettis, blanchards...i called the distributor and left her a message so hopefully she will call me to let me know who is Mass carries them.

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I've had the Ramapo Valley gluten-free beer and it is very sweet. Its made from honey & molasses. My suggestion is to put a lime / lemon in it like you would a Corona. That made it taste a lot better. I drank about 8 of them on Super Bowl sunday so I can say I enjoyed it.

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If you call Ramapo they will give you a list of their distributors, as well as their contact there. I have visited their website, but it is under construction. Give them a call, the girl was very friendly that I spoke to. B)

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Wow up in Beverly eh? What's their price point? I work for a beverage industry trade publication and website in Cambridge, MA and I will be writing an article on the unmet need for gluten-free beer. The publication reaches about 20,000 individual retailers and distributors across the US. The big guys here in Boston should def stock the New Grist, RPV, Bard's - problem is getting one of the distributors here to pick it up. We are also featuring New Grist in our new product's section so that will give them lots of exposure. It's certainly a hot niche catergory in the beer industry. Lakefront is sending us a case of their New Grist and I've heard that right now that demand is so high they can't keep up with supply. I am also a celiac and in my former life (before diagnosis that is...) was a beer drinker. I am also working with Beveragesdirect.com for them to start selling New Grist via mail order in the next month or so. Good things ahead!

-Adam

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Wow up in Beverly eh? What's their price point? I work for a beverage industry trade publication and website in Cambridge, MA and I will be writing an article on the unmet need for gluten-free beer. The publication reaches about 20,000 individual retailers and distributors across the US. The big guys here in Boston should def stock the New Grist, RPV, Bard's - problem is getting one of the distributors here to pick it up. We are also featuring New Grist in our new product's section so that will give them lots of exposure. It's certainly a hot niche catergory in the beer industry. Lakefront is sending us a case of their New Grist and I've heard that right now that demand is so high they can't keep up with supply. I am also a celiac and in my former life (before diagnosis that is...) was a beer drinker. I am also working with Beveragesdirect.com for them to start selling New Grist via mail order in the next month or so. Good things ahead!

-Adam

I actually went to Beverly today and bought their last six pack of Ramapo. It was like $9.50.

The guy I spoke to said they were getting more in today and as long as the demand is there they will keep stocking it.

Please keep us up to date on the progress. I think you're my new best friend!

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I hope some of you live in and around the boston area...im single handedly trying to get the gluten-free ramapo beer into a supermarket...i contacted the distributor, and gave the contact name for the supermarket owner (which happens to be my bf, so that helps ;) ) They are getting together to soon to see what they can work out, so if it happens i will give u the name and location of the supermarket...and this way u can do ur gluten-free shopping there too, because of me he has brought in a lot of new items :)

I will keep u all posted!

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I hope some of you live in and around the boston area...im single handedly trying to get the gluten-free ramapo beer into a supermarket...i contacted the distributor, and gave the contact name for the supermarket owner (which happens to be my bf, so that helps ;) ) They are getting together to soon to see what they can work out, so if it happens i will give u the name and location of the supermarket...and this way u can do ur gluten-free shopping there too, because of me he has brought in a lot of new items :)

I will keep u all posted!

Thank you!!

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Max, working on it hehe!!! Moongirl, nice work! The new Whole Foods on Cambridge Street (right near Mass General) has a great selection as does Trader Joe's. I've tried to get Martignetti's in the North End to look into gluten-free beer as well as Charles Street Liquors in Beacon Hill but haven't had much luck as there aren't any distributors carrying the gluten-free products. That will change very soon I hope!

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Max, working on it hehe!!! Moongirl, nice work! The new Whole Foods on Cambridge Street (right near Mass General) has a great selection as does Trader Joe's. I've tried to get Martignetti's in the North End to look into gluten-free beer as well as Charles Street Liquors in Beacon Hill but haven't had much luck as there aren't any distributors carrying the gluten-free products. That will change very soon I hope!

Thanks,

looks like it might be happening, :D i think they are going to do a test to see how it does, so if you live around Rt 9 in chestnut hill/Newton.... (when the stuff comes in i will let you know, they have to work out details) go to OMNI FOODS http://www.omnifoodssupermarkets.com/glutenfree.htm and get you gluten-free beer....

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Thanks,

looks like it might be happening, :D i think they are going to do a test to see how it does, so if you live around Rt 9 in chestnut hill/Newton.... (when the stuff comes in i will let you know, they have to work out details) go to OMNI FOODS http://www.omnifoodssupermarkets.com/glutenfree.htm and get you gluten-free beer....

Its confirmed the gluten-free beer should be arriving in the next couple weeks at Omni Foods, so if you live around the Chestnut Hill/Newton location, go pick some up to support it, so they will keep bringing in more!!! :D

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Its confirmed the gluten-free beer should be arriving in the next couple weeks at Omni Foods, so if you live around the Chestnut Hill/Newton location, go pick some up to support it, so they will keep bringing in more!!! :D

I can't wait! I'm not familiar with that area. Is it easy to get to from 93?

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I can't wait! I'm not familiar with that area. Is it easy to get to from 93?

Umm well its on Rt 9 outside of Boston, Its near 95, if you took 93 to 95, you can hop right onto Rt 9...check out the website to get the exact location, i posted it in my previous post.

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I used to work for a wine and liquor distributor in ny (in between jobs currently) and I would say 90% of the liquor store owners would go out of their way to special order different wines/liquors for their customers. You just have to make a point to talk to them and show that you WILL DEFINITELY be back to purchase the gluten-free beer. Few owners will make you put down a deposit, but just make sure you establish a connection with the owner/buyer. Good luck!

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