Fox Barrel Gluten Free Beer

I tried this recently… good stuff!

My sister found it and hed me try one.  It is an Apple Cider beer, but has more of a beer taste than Woodchuck.  It isn’t nearly as sweet as Woodchuck, which makes me think I could drink a few more and not get that sweet sick feeling that Woodchuck gives you after 3..4..5…OK, maybe 6 bottles.

Ever tried it?

What do you think?

Easily found?

I’ll add it to my gluten free beer review page later when I get a chance to try it again and more free time!

Gluten Free Beer Tasting Videos

Here are the videos from all of my beer tastings:

Gluten Free Beer Tasting: Episode 1: Part 1 of 2

  • Redbridge
  • Bard’s Tale
  • New Grist

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Gluten Free Beer Tasting: Episode 1: Part 2 of 2

  • Green’s
  • St. Peter’s
  • Hambleton

Please see the full gluten free beer review article HERE.

Gluten Free Beer Reviews

Here is a list of gluten free beers that can satisfy your beer craving and let you old a cold glass bottle in your hand once again!

Beer is one of the things I miss the most since switching to gluten free.  Most of all I miss the convenience of going to any friend’s house or any gas station and being able to grab a beer, especially on a hot summer day.  When I first switched to the gluten free diet, I didn’t like the taste of any of the gluten free beers.  They just didn’t compare to what I was used to.  After being gluten free for a year, I now enjoy many of the gluten free beer options.

MovieBlogIconPlease watch the Beer Tasting Videos for more information and candid reactions.

Or View the Gluten Free Cider review and video (Coming Soon!)

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Redbridge

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Anheurser-Busch- Redbridge:

ABV: 4.8%  Price: $8.99 /6 pack of 12oz. bottles

“The alcohol content of Redbridge is 4.8% by volume.  And just in case you and your readers are curious, it has 160 calories and 16.4 grams of carbs per 12-ounce serving.”  -Dave @ Redbridge

“Redbridge beer doesn’t need to make promises to stand out from the crowd; its very essence sets it apart. Redbridge is made without wheat or barley, so the approximately 3.2 million consumers who are unable to drink beer made with barley due to Celiac Disease or because they follow a wheat-free or gluten-free diet can once again enjoy a great tasting beer. Redbridge is a rich, full-bodied lager brewed from sorghum for a well-balanced, moderately hopped taste.”

  • “I’m usually a light beer drinker, and Redbridge had too much of the wrong flavor for me.  A light version may be pretty good.  We need a cheap, mass produced, easily found, light gluten free beer.”  Mike H. -Kansas City, KS (immediately after going gluten free)
  • “Redbridge is one of my favorites!  Its taste falls somewhere in between Bud Light and Budweiser”  Mike H. -Kansas City, KS  (a year after going gluten free)
  • “Closest comparison I normally give people is Schlafly Pale Ale, but “not quite right”.”  Steve -St. Louis, MO
  • “I must say, I was really skeptical given that it is an Anheiser Busch beer, but I was surprisingliy shocked when I tasted it. It tasted like a good amber/red beer. The only beers that I could compare the flavor to are Killian’s Red and BJ’s Brewery’s Jeramiah Red. Both really good red beers.”  Ganj

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Bard’s Tale

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Bard’s Tale Beer Company:

ABV: 4.6%.  Price: $9.99 /6 pack of 12oz. bottles

“As ardent beer lovers (and diagnosed celiacs ourselves), we made it our mission to make a beer available to everyone again.  And so the Bard’s Tale Beer Company, LLC was born.  Our marching orders were clear: Develop a line of craft brewed beers that use gluten-free brewing grains.  And not just any beer would suffice- we would create a product that was as good as anything produced by traditional craft brewers.”

  • “I can’t drink more than one of them. This one starts out good, but by the end of it, I’m swearing it off.”  Steve -St. Louis, MO

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New Grist

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New Grist, Lakefront Brewery

ABV: 5.7%  Price: $9.99 /6 pack of 12oz. bottles

“The first beer brewed without malted barley or gluten-containing products to be authorized by the U.S. Government. Each batch brewed at Lakefront’s Milwaukee headquarters is tested for gluten prior to fermentation, before being bottled and shipped. New Grist is currently available nationwide in six packs of 12-ounce bottles.”

  • “By far the most drinkable. Light and summery.” Steve -St. Louis, MO
  • “I gave New Grist a second chance after going gluten free for six months.  It was much better the second time… I had probably forgotten what Bud Light tastes like and probably has heavily influenced by what I was eating.  I’ll be adding New Grist to my choices at the liquor stores from now on.”  Mike H.  -Kansas City, KS

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Green’s

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Green’s Gluten Free Beers

ABV: Endeavor  7%, Mission  6%, Quest 8.5%, Pathfinder 7%.  Price: $5.99 /500ml bottle

Inspired by strong European beers and developed to a closely guarded secret recipe, the specialist beers are brewed with a strong body, crisp taste and a refreshing flavour, losing none of the taste but all of the allergens.  Where as most conventional brewing practices employ either Isinglass or gelatine based products in the clearing process, Green’s only uses natural tannins, which as well as giving them an attractive hazy body, makes them suitable for both Vegetarian and Vegan diets.  Green’s beers DO NOT contain any of the following allergens or products thereof: Gluten, Crustaceans, Eggs, Fish, Peanuts, Soya beans, Milk, Lactose, Nuts, Celery, Mustard, Sesame seeds, Sulphur dioxide and sulphites.

  • “Delicious, but a little pricey.  Endeavour Dubble – This is great to have every once in a while. I never really liked this type of beer with or without gluten.  Quest Tripel – Same goes for the tripel. WAY too flowery and hoppy for me. But it does have something around a 9% Alcohol content, and all the Greens come in half liters.”  Steve -St. Louis, MO

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St. Peters

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St. Peters Brewery:

ABV: Sorghum 4.2%  Price: $4.99 /500ml bottle

“St. Peter’s Brewery, has announced a new addition to its range of award winning beers G-Free.  G-Free is a gluten-free beer suitable for consumption by coeliacs and the product has received approval from Coeliac UK, the charity for people with coeliac disease, to carry their logo and licence. Described as a clean, crisp gluten-free ale with a pilsner style lager finish and aromas of citrus and mandarin from American Amarillo hops.”

  • “Kinda fruity, like I would want to put an orange in it.  Reminds me of a Blue Moon or Micky’s”  -Joe & Jim -Overland Park, KS

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Hambleton

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Hambleton Ales:

ABV: Toleration 4.8%  Price: $7.99 /500ml bottle

“Hambleton Ales’ Gluten Free Ale and Gluten Free Lager deliver the full flavour and satisfaction expected from British ales in a gluten and wheat free formulation.”

  • “Very sweet all the way- finishing with a very fruity flavor.  Comparable to a apple cider like Woodchuck, but with different fruits.”  Mike H.  -Kansas City, KS
  • “This is my favorite of them all…. WHAT IS THAT IN MY BEER?!?!?  …nevermind, I don’t drink beers with sediment!”  Joe S.  -Overland Park, KS

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Messagere

Messagere Red Ale

ABV: 5%  Price: unknown

“Blown in on the wind and tide, chasing behind her older sister, Messagère Pale Ale, Messagère Red Ale dreams of reaching port to the delight of your taste buds with a brand new GLUTEN-FREE beer.  Red Ale’s gorgeous mahogany colour hides subtle hints of dried fruit and authentic hops, leaving a delicate, woodsy taste on the tongue.”  INGREDIENTS: Fresh water, rice syrup, rice malt, glucose extract, buckwheat, millet, hops.

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Rampo Valley

Rampo Valley Brewery

ABV: unknown  Price: unknown

“R.V.B brews some of the world’s most exciting beers including the award winning gluten free Honey Beer and the dynamic Skull Crusher with 10% alcohol.”

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Sprecher

Sprecher Brewery

ABV: 4.2%  Price: unknown

“Sprecher’s gluten free Shakparo Ale is a West African Shakparo-style beer brewed from sorghum and millet. An unfiltered, light, crisp ale with a cider or fruit profile and a dry vinous aftertaste, it is best characterized as an easy-drinking or session beer perfect for summer gatherings. This beer pairs nicely with lighter fare such as sandwiches, salads, chicken, fish, and spicier foods.”

“In the Sprecher’s “Limited release” section: http://www.sprecherbrewery.com/beer.php?cat=5

Sprecher’s gluten free Shakparo Ale is a West African Shakparo-style beer brewed from sorghum and millet. An unfiltered, light, crisp ale with a cider or fruit profile and a dry vinous aftertaste, it is best characterized as an easy-drinking or session beer perfect for summer gatherings. This beer pairs nicely with lighter fare such as sandwiches, salads, chicken, fish, and spicier foods.” -Vin

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MovieBlogIconPlease watch the Beer Tasting Videos for more information and candid reactions.

Or View the Gluten Free Cider review and video (Coming Soon!)