Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Gluten Free Pale Ale at Deschutes
100% Gluten-Free Ale! This beer is made with sorghum, brown rice, and carmelixed sugar syrup for a smooth gluten-free experience. The juicy hop aromas come from Cascade, Centennial, Crystal and a touch of Citra. Tell your friends!
IBU's: 49 Alcohol Content: 5.0%
I learned a few things from a helpful server that I hadn't realized before:
- The gluten-free beers are all brewed in the Bend facility.
- The gluten-free beers are all made in a dedicated gluten-free brew kettle and fermentation tank to avoid cross-contamination.
- The Gluten-Free Ale I had last week may have been one in a series of small experimental batches of gluten-free beer.
- Deschutes is trying to perfect various recipes in the hopes of hitting on one that's popular enough to bottle and sell!
In the spirit of the quest for the perfect gluten-free beer, please weigh in on which ones you've tried at Deschutes, and which were the best. Here is my list, with my most favorite first:
The Gluten-free Ale I had last week
The Gluten-free Wit
The Mystery Beer (wit beer?) I had last fall
The Gluten-free ESB of last summer (2009)
The Gluten-free Pale Ale
The Gluten-free ESB of this summer (2010)
The Gluten-free Golden Ale
The Gluten-free Crystal Weiss