I stopped in at H-E-B Bunker Hill to visit with Sean Ballesteros, the resident wine manager and beer expert to talk gluten-free beer — and brands (even some local) you should keep an eye out for! A growing market for gluten-free products in general means an increased demand in these guys…beer that matches this change in flavor profile.
The Omission is a nice craft setup out of Portland, and brand new on the market. Omission beers are brewed using a proprietary brewing process to reduce the gluten levels to well below the widely accepted international gluten-free standard of 20 parts per million (ppm) for food and beverages.
Green’s is a Belgium brand…aggressive and adventurous. Dogfish Head‘s Tweason’ale, like Green’s, is sorghum based with added hints of honey and wild strawberry.
And take a good look at Leprechaun, Houston, it’s one of your own! Their line of artisanal ciders are apple-based, European-inspired and always gluten-free! For more delicious recipes and fun food and wine pairing ideas, subscribe to my newsletter.