Harvester Brewing, which brewed its first batch in November 2011, focuses exclusively on gluten-free beers, all using roasted chestnuts in addition to frequently-seen GF beer ingredients like sorghum. We tried their pale ale, dark ale, and red ale.
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The trouble is that most gluten-free beers are, frankly, terrible. But Omission Lager from Widmer Brothers is a standout.
Bottom Shelf research director Emily has suffered from occasional migraine headaches since early teenhood. You're probably thinking the same thing I was when she told me this on our first date: Not my problem, but you seem nice enough, so good luck with your dysfunctional head, now please stop interrupting my stories about high school, yes it is technically interrupting if I never stop talking, in fact that's kind of the definition.
If you were recently diagnosed with celiac disease, you may be wondering if your last beer was...well, your last. If you're a host to guests who can't eat wheat or barley, you may be curious about what sorghum beer tastes like. And if you're a restaurant, store, or bar owner, you may wonder if any gluten-free beer could be worth having in stock. We tried every gluten-free beer we could get our hands on, and the news is good: plenty of them are tasty and drinkable. While none of these are our new favorite brews, they're far better than we feared.