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Guhlia

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Has anyone else heard this? Our local distributor just told us that Busch is marketing a brand new sorghum beer as gluten free!!! I don't have any real information on it, they said it's not out yet. Anyone know anything???


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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There was some discussion here many months ago. Obviously, it generated great excitement.

I never liked beer before my dx (lucky me) so did not pay too much attention.

I do hope so for all those that miss it.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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I actually heard about this a few weeks ago. Supposedly it it supposed to be out in December. Whooo hooo!!!!

I actually just tried New Grist for the 1st time the other day and it was reallly good. :)


Jillian

Positive Blood test and Biopsy

Inflamed stomach lining

Gluten free since July 6, 2005

Tarrytown, NY

"Sometimes being a b$tch is all a woman has to hold onto." - Dolores Claiborne

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Franceen

Diagnosed DH by Allergist via gluten-free Diet Success

Gluten-free since Dec 2005

Gluten-free works so why keep getting tests?

Neg skin biopsy & Neg bloodwork after gluten-free for 3 months

No Endoscopy - need to eat gluten for good test & won't do it

No other Allergies or major ailments!

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Our beer distributor is supposed to get their first shipment on Wednesday of next week!!! I will let you all know how it is. :)


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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Our beer distributor is supposed to get their first shipment on Wednesday of next week!!! I will let you all know how it is. :)

Sweet!!!!!!


Jillian

Positive Blood test and Biopsy

Inflamed stomach lining

Gluten free since July 6, 2005

Tarrytown, NY

"Sometimes being a b$tch is all a woman has to hold onto." - Dolores Claiborne

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i just tried a gluten-free beer that is "Toleration" brand. It is from England. I had never had beer before, since I was diagnosed at the age of 13. I payed $7.99 for a bottle (it was a really big bottle). It tasted terible! I drank the whole thing though since I payed so much for it. I had my B-F try and he said that is how beer tastes. So I think it's official I don't like beer. LOL

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i just tried a gluten-free beer that is "Toleration" brand. It is from England. I had never had beer before, since I was diagnosed at the age of 13. I payed $7.99 for a bottle (it was a really big bottle). It tasted terible! I drank the whole thing though since I payed so much for it. I had my B-F try and he said that is how beer tastes. So I think it's official I don't like beer. LOL

Beer is definitely an acquired taste. I hated it for many years. I only recently acquired a taste for it.


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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Apparently it's called Redbridge, and is not supposed to hit the shelves until Jan '07, but anyone who gets it earlier, let us know how it goes!


Diagnosed through Enterolab (9.27.06)

Antigliadin IgA 164 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 75 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fat Score 874 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow’s milk) IgA antibody 73 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

HLA-DQ 2,1 (Subtype 2,5)

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Really? gluten-free beer in the supermarket? Hmmmm, I haven't had a beer in 2 years. I actually don't know if I want to start....all those calories, and in the state I live in you have to go to a state-run store to get any beer that's over 3.2 % alcohol. Sigh. Although if they come out with it I'm sure I'll give it a try. It would be nice to be able to have a beer with hubby every now and then!

sorghum beer sounds nasty, though.

however, there might certainly be situations where sorghum beer is better than no beer! ;)


"I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'" -Psalm 91

gluten-free since January 26th, 2005

Feeling up and down, but better!

Mommy of a gluten-free 8 yr old, a 6 yr old who (much to her dismay) will be gluten-free soon and a 2 yr old who is so far symptom-free. Contemplating putting the whole family on the gluten-free diet since crumbs have become my nemisis!

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Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Beverly

Gluten free since 2005

In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.

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another good gluten-free "beverage" is woodchuck cider. especially if you don't like the beer taste, which i don't. even the boyfriend (aka miller lite man) likes it. i can get it at the liquor store here in arkansas, so i think it shouldn't be too hard to come by.


Diagnosed Celiac in February 2006

Villus blunting and positive blood test

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Really? gluten-free beer in the supermarket? Hmmmm, I haven't had a beer in 2 years. I actually don't know if I want to start....all those calories, and in the state I live in you have to go to a state-run store to get any beer that's over 3.2 % alcohol. Sigh. Although if they come out with it I'm sure I'll give it a try. It would be nice to be able to have a beer with hubby every now and then!

sorghum beer sounds nasty, though.

however, there might certainly be situations where sorghum beer is better than no beer! ;)

Sorghum beer is actually excellent. It tastes exactly like "real" beer. In Pennsylvania we can only get beer in a beer distributor. They can't sell it in gas stations and supermarkets here. It's well worth the special trip though. Bard's Tale Beer is sorghum also and it is fabulous. Tomorrow's the big day when they're supposedly getting the Red Bridge in. I'll be sure to check in! :)


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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I am actually drinking a Bard's Tale beer right now - YUM!!!


Tracy

- Dx by Derm with DH in Oct 2005 - both by bloodwork and skin biopsy.

- Dx with celiac disease in Nov 2005 by biopsy of small intestine.

- gluten-free since Oct 2005

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I am actually drinking a Bard's Tale beer right now - YUM!!!

Tracy, I'm so jealous... :)


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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The shipment to our distributor is delayed. Their hoping to take delivery of the Red Bridge on Friday, but they're not positive. :(


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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I bought the woodchuck cider but haven't tried it yet. Made onion rings with the Bard's Tale but actually haven't drank a bottle yet..... Maybe tonite with my pizza!!!!

The beer distributor here stopped selling the gluten-free beers--- don't know why.......

mamaw

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I bought the woodchuck cider but haven't tried it yet. Made onion rings with the Bard's Tale but actually haven't drank a bottle yet..... Maybe tonite with my pizza!!!!

The beer distributor here stopped selling the gluten-free beers--- don't know why.......

mamaw

Don't expect anything you've ever tasted before with the cider. It's an acquired taste. I hated it the first few times I drank it. I still don't like it very much, but it's better than nothing when you're at a party or something. The Bard's Tale is phenomenal. I love it! I was never much of a beer drinker before dx, but I LOVE my Bard's Tale.


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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Don't expect anything you've ever tasted before with the cider. It's an acquired taste. I hated it the first few times I drank it. I still don't like it very much, but it's better than nothing when you're at a party or something. The Bard's Tale is phenomenal. I love it! I was never much of a beer drinker before dx, but I LOVE my Bard's Tale.

I liken the cider flavor to champagne. Like you said, it's NOT beer! I'm interested to try this new beer.


Richard

"Not all who wander are lost" - J.R.R. Tolkien

Diagnosed 3/8/05

Sister also Celiac

Risus remedium optimum est

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I liken the cider flavor to champagne.

No wonder I like it. I've only had it a couple times, but both times I thought it was good.


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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I'm really not a drinker but since you all were talking about the beer I had Bard's Tale with my pizza tonite!!! It was good & I enjoyed it. It's funny how in my gluten days I never drank much either but for some reason now being gluten-free I needed that security blanket--- go figure. My hubby just laughs at me..... We make homemade wine (about ten varieties)& I only take a sip of it & it's available all the time...I cook withit though.....Now, I'll have to wait before I can buy more .......

Happy Drinking!!!!!

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I liken the cider flavor to champagne. Like you said, it's NOT beer! I'm interested to try this new beer.

Or to me a wine cooler....anyway, they are much lighter in taste than beer, but not watery like cheap beer. I've had the Woodchuck Cider, whatever the "regular" one is, and the Pear. I prefer the pear...yum!

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