There was Messagere Red Ale from Quebec, Bard’s Gold from New York, Wisconsin’s New Grist, and from Burlington, Ontario – Nickel Brook Gluten Free. Two months later, the LCBO added St. Peters G Free from Great Britain.
Being celiac means you can’t really be picky about beer. If I go to a restaurant and want a beer, and they have one of these, I’ll drink it. It’s not about having a favourite, it’s just about having an option.
These last three years have been a rotation through these five options, but this week, room was made on the shelf for a new entry. Brasseurs Sans Gluten’s Glutenberg Blonde is now available at your local LCBO. It’s a delicious millet based ale with a true beer taste compared to the sorghum based options available. The Blonde is just one of five brews from Brasseurs Sans Gluten – so hopefully demand is high enough to get some more shelf space.
Go pick one up and give it a try – would love to know what you think.