Thursday, December 2, 2010

St. Peters Sorghum Beer

One of the only things I miss about eating gluten isn't about eating at all: it's about drinking beer.  I'm always on the lookout for new gluten-free beers, which is why I was eager to try St. Peter's.

I enjoyed drinking this beer.  It stands out against other gluten-free lagers for being higher quality, hoppier, and cleaner.   The hoppiness plays nicely against the inevitable metallic flavor that sorghum imparts on a beer.

The description on the bottle reads:

"A clean, crisp beer with a pilsner style lager finish and aromas of citrus and mandarin from American Amarillo hops.  Made from Sorghum, not wheat or barley.  Brewed with skill and patience in Britain's finest small brewery."

I've found St Peter's Sorghum Beer at various GF-friendly grocery stores in the Portland area selling for $6.99.  When weighing the price, keep in mind these factors:

1) It's gluten-free.
2) It's imported.
3) It's from the UK.  They not only make hearty beer there, but they also have a strong currency.
4) It's 1 pint, .9 oz.  That's about two servings in beer glasses like the one pictured.  A typical American bottle of beer is 12 oz.
5) In the world of gluten-free beer drinking, any new beer you can try expands your options considerably.

Have you tried St Peter's Sorghum beer?  Do you have an opinion you would like to share?  Please leave it in the comments.

Check out my Beer Guide for more gluten-free beer reviews.

7 comments:

Amy Boosinger said...

Of all the GF beers I have tried, this one is my favorite by far. Plus the bottle is really cool and have collected quite a few just waiting for the perfect project!

Gina said...

Yes, the bottle is very cool! I'm glad to hear others are trying - and liking - this gluten-free beer. Thanks for your input!

Terry said...

I haven't tried GF beer yet...

If you are interested, I have a linky up to link all the Gluten Free Blogs to. Hope you can stop by and link up. Thanks Terry
My Journey With Candida

http://myjourneywithcandida.blogspot.com/2010/01/gluten-free-blogs.html

I am also a new follower

mrsgeorgebailey said...

This is perhaps my least favorite GF beer. It tastes watery and slightly bitter. My husband tried it and made a face, and he will drink just about any beer. I prefer Green's, which you can get in the Chicago area easily. I also LOVE New Grist by Lakefront Brewery out of Wisconsin. It is made from rice and sorghum. It is smooth, but not too light, and has a micro-brewed taste that I just haven't found in beers like St. Peter's or Redbridge.

Anonymous said...

If you have a little start-up cash, it's easy to make your own homebrew sorghum beer. I've been homebrewing for a little while now and recently Ive noticed they started selling sorghum extract in the brew shop. Might be worth it if the commercial options are limited and expensive.

Anonymous said...

Hi all,

I'm in Connecticut. Any ideas where to buy St Peter's Sorghum Beer? My family is transitioning to GF but we do have those who " like" there beer. This would be a great surprise to be able to buy some.

Thanks,
Carol

Gina Kelley said...

Hey Carol! Thanks for the question. I'll post it on my Facebook page and see if anyone has an idea!