(This is stretching the guidelines of posting about Oregon Beer but the concept of Gluten Free products is very much Oregon. I asked Ana from “365 Days To A New Me” to write a post about gluten free beer and she kindly tied it in with some Oregon restaurants that serve it.)
REDBRIDGE – Beer Made From Sorghum
I know – recommending a beer made by Anheuser-Busch in a state known for so many wonderful beers is a bit unorthodox…almost sacrilegious. What makes this one different is that it’s gluten free! Many Oregon restaurants and bars have begun serving gluten free (GF) beers to accommodate the more than 3.2 million consumers who cannot drink beer made from wheat or barley. REDBRIDGE is one of those beers – and like many other GF beers it’s made from sorghum. I love the tag line they use:
BEER MADE WITH YOU IN MIND. ALTERNATIVE RECIPE. CLASSIC TASTE
While those of us who are gluten free will never again know the smoothness of a hefeweizen rolling down our throat – some companies are trying to give us some of that satisfaction back – and Anheuser-Busch is one of those.
You’ll find reviews on both sides of the board for REDBRIDGE – just as you will with most GF products – but there are many who love it and for the price – $8.99 for a six pack – it’s one of the more affordable available.
If you or someone you know want to give REDBRIDGE a try check out these local establishments:
I personally love this place – great brick oven pizza and I love their gluten free pizza crust – they even make calzones with it! They get a four out of 5 star rating on Yelp.
Another fave! Even if you don’t need to eat GF – they fry up some awesome fish and chips here…and if you’re a cheese fan – the fried cheese curds are a must! Another 4 out of 5 stars on Yelp!
Follow Ana’s journey as she cuts gluten, sugar, and cheese out of her diet and the changes she makes in 365 days: 365 Days To A New Me