Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Giveaway

My sister is hosting a giveaway on her blog, The Green Baby Guide,  in celebration of her book being published and out on the shelves.  Enter to win a copy of the Eco-nomical Baby Guide, a fine art print from my Etsy shop, and more!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Deschutes Gluten Free Wit Description

I finally have a description of the Gluten Free Wit beer they are serving at Deschutes.  It's not on their website but they have it printed on their beer list in the brewery:

100% Gluten-Free Ale!  This beer is made with Sorghum and brown rice syrup for a smooth gluten-free experience.  We used German noble hops, Perle for bittering and Spalter and Hersbruckens hops for aroma, and spiced with coriander and orange peel.
IBU's: 25  Alcohol content: 4.8%

I reviewed this beer in a previous post, but I want to bring up something that confuses me about this beer's name.  They call it a wit beer, but it doesn't have a traditional wit appearance - that is, it's not cloudy.  Here is a description of wit beer from Beer Advocate:

"A Belgian Style ale that's very pale and cloudy in appearance due to it being unfiltered and the high level of wheat, and sometimes oats, that's used in the mash. Always spiced, generally with coriander, orange peel and other oddball spices or herbs in the back ground."

 The spicing is probably consistent with the style, but the look and filtration of it may not be.  Anyone who has more beer knowledge than I do should feel free to chime in here.