Delaware-based brewery delivers a New Year’s surprise for gluten-free dieters
Hey Fellow Sippers!
I just got word about a new brew from Dogfish Head Craft Ales Brewery, you know, the guys out of Delaware who had that beer show and continues to be one of the microbreweries that have been kicking a lot of ass especially in 2011? Sam Calagione, the breweries founder and president, was happy to announce a new 4-pack of gluten-free cold ones called Tweason’ale packing an abundance of flavors like strawberry, molasses and a touch of buckwheat honey. Calagione said, “It seems as if lots of folks who have gluten-tolerance issues are pining for an interesting beer. While there are a few well-made examples that mirror traditional beer styles, there aren’t any off-centered offerings.”
Believe me, there is a demand out there. I have a few friends who asked me about the availability of gluten-free beers they could drink due to their restricted diets of no wheat, rye and barley—basically the essential grains to traditionally prepared ales and lagers. (Dogfish substituted those grains with a mild sorghum base.) I did taste a couple existing versions that were found in select specialty brew shops, but I honestly was never blown away by the taste. This new one from Dogfish, who is world renowned for making some pretty tasty, complex and inventive suds throughout the years, might be the answer. I will let you know if I ever get a chance to sip one when they come out in late January of 2012.