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My husband just got his official gluten intolerant diagnosis, so now there are three of us...DS is celiac, and DD chooses to believe her negative blood panel and continue to eat pizza and burgers--for now.

I have never been a real beer drinker, so I didn't bother to search out gluten-free beer when I was diagnosed. However, my husband really enjoys a beer after work, so I'm on the search. We have found La Messegere, available in Quebec, so my husband headed across the bridge and brought some home. It's passable. Does anyone know of any other gluten-free beer available in Ontario or Quebec (or even Northern NY)?

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There was a thread on here a while back about Redbridge... gotta say it's pretty good. Made by Anheiser Busch. And you can find it at WalMart if you have one close by.

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Emily,

Can you get Redbridge? I'm sure it's available in northern NY, don't know about Canada. It's really good--I'm not an expert on beer by any means, but I liked it :)

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I don't know if it's available there (I'm not there :) ), but I like Bard's Tale.

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I brought home Red Bridge beer one day even though I have never liked beer. My gluten eating husband liked it enough to drink it in place of his Bohemia until the six pack was gone.

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La Messegere is available in Ontario at selected LCBO outlets. You can find the stores that carry it be using the the search function on the site linked to just above. If yours does not carry it, they can order it for you. It retails in a six-pack, but the distribution unit to the store is a case of four six-packs. Last time I did the research, there was no other gluten-free beer to be found in Ontario. For me, travel to New York state is two hours each way on a good day--longer if there is a backlog at the border. I went beer-free for many years until the arrival of La Messegere, so I had plenty of time to forget what real beer tasted like. It's certainly not Guiness. ;)

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Have you considered cider as an alternative? I was a beer drinker too, and I"m learning to like cider. Magners Irish Cider is gluten-free and not bad. There's also Strongbow and Woodchuck, though I've never tried them. You can get Magners and Strongbow in LCBO. Never looked for Woodchuck, so I'm not sure if they have it.

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