So what about beer? It’s fermented so the grains are no longer a problem, right? OK, OK, I know that’s not true but, I still enjoy an ice cold beer every now and then. What is the alternative for one following a Paleo lifestyle? Well there are Gluten-Free Beers on the market and I was only able to find three in Toronto. The three gluten free beers I found were La Messagere, Nickel Brook, and New Grist.
Here are my personal results:
- ingredients: Water, rice, syrup, glucose extract, rice, malt, buckwheat malt, hops.
- colour same as New Grist
- bouquet mild, barely smell the buckwheat, very neutral
- palate, mild body, slight crisp finish, no lingering aftertaste
- ingredients: Spring water, sorghum, pear juice, demerara sugar, hops.
- colour is the darkest of the 3
- bouquet floral & fruit scent
- slight honey at first medium body with hints of pear, finish with lingering citrus.
- Ingredients: Water, sorghum, rice, hops.
- colour same as La Messagere
- bouquet crisp scent of apples
- palate, medium body, mild finish, green apple aftertaste
- Nickel Brook
- New Grist
- La Messagere
Now remember I’m not saying that these are Paleo, nor do I think there is any type of health benefits. I’m just saying these might be the better choice over conventional beers, for that day you just want a nice cold one…
- Beer Review: Green’s Gluten-Free DubbelBeer Sessions (thekitchn.com)
- Omission from Widmer Brothers: Gluten-Free Beers That Taste Like Beer (drinks.seriouseats.com)