Gluten-free beer?

I’ve sampled some of the gluten-free beers available and, in general, have not been impressed. However, here is one I tasted recently and enjoyed it:

This is one of the Green’s Gluten-Free beers made from millet, buckwheat, sorghum, and rice. They have a choice of golden ale, premium pils, a dark ale, and a couple others.

While I am no fan of gluten-free foods in general, this line of gluten-free beers was a refreshing change from my usual glass or two of wine. I had the amber ale and it was tasty: a bit nutty, not sweet, and a lot like a belgian ale made from wheat. With 11 to 14 grams carbohydrate per 500 ml bottle in the Green’s line of gluten-free beers, it is a modest carbohydrate indulgence, but low enough to stay below the radar for most people’s carbohydrate tolerance if you only drink one.

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51 Responses to Gluten-free beer?

  1. Sammi says:

    For those of you drinking gluten free beer, Omission Pale Ale and Omission Lager is great! I am however not losing any weight despite being totally gluten free. I am not wheat sensitive, only trying to lose weight and get healthier. Could it be the barley?

  2. PATRICK CARMONA says:

    THREE MONTHS AGO I WAS TOLD THAT I AM TYPE 2 DIABETIC. AT THE SAME TIME I HAD STARTED TO DIET. BEING A TRUCKER IS WAS A LITTLE DIFFICULT BUT ALSO BEING A TRAINED COOK I DID THE BEST I COULD. MY WEIGHT WAS DOWN TO 260 WHICH FOR ME WAS GREAT. THEN I STARTED THE INSULIN AND I THOUGHT I WAS DOING GOOD BY EATING WHOLE GRAIN FOODS. DUH HA. I BALOONED TO 280. I WAS EATING OATMEAL FOR BREAKFAST AND LOTS OF OTHER LOFAT ITEMS. LITTLE DID I KNOW, UNTIL I READ “WHEAT BELLY” THAT I WAS DIGGING THE HOLE DEEPER. I WAS METERING ON THE AVG. OF 230 FOR MY BLOOD SUGAR. NOW, ONLY THREE DAYS AFTER READING THE BOOK I AM AT 104 THIS MORNING. THANKS DR. IAM GIVING YOU ALL THE CREDIT AS OF TODAY. EVEN MY COUNSLOR IS SURPRISED. IAM RE-READING YOUR BOOK SO I UNDERSTAND MORE AND I THINK THAT IAM ON MY WAY TO DROPPING THE INSULIN COMPLETLY.

  3. Ann Huth says:

    Dr. Davis …. i wanted to ask you please….. can i cook with beer? I have leftover bottles of beer and i was wondering if cooking with beer is out of the question.
    please let me know because…. if not… i’ll give them away. beer makes a wonderful beef stew in my crock pot when combined with a nice chick roast. the gravy is terrific.
    BUT… .. not worth it if its gonna mess up my proper eating.

    thanks

  4. jessica says:

    Woodchuck cider claims to be gluten free and its very tasty. The nutritional info is not easy to find though. Does anyone know if it is ok?

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