Saturday, May 23, 2009

Gluten Free Beer Update

I recently found a search tool on the front page of the Redbridge website that lets you enter your zip code in order to show you where the beer can be found near you. I put in my current zip code (27517) and learned that Redbridge is served at two locations nearby:

Dead Mule Club
303 W. Franklin St.

He’s Not Here
112 ½ W. Franklin St.

I read on another website that Bub O’Malley’s at 157 E. Rosemary St. also serves gluten free beer.

I have not contacted any of these places yet, but they seem worth checking out. The Redbridge retail locator lets you find which grocery stores carry the beer as well.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Tyler's Taproom

A big thanks goes out to John, one of the readers of the Gluten Free Chapel Hill blog. Restaurants and bars that have gluten free beer are always a little bit harder to find. John e-mailed Ciara at Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom in Carrboro and received this response:

Hey John,

We actually have carried New Grist Gluten Free beer for almost a year now. Sorry you were misinformed.

New Grist is the first beer brewed without malted barley or any gluten-containing products to be recognized as beer by the U.S. Government. Each batch brewed at Lakefront’s Milwaukee headquarters is tested for gluten prior to fermentation, before being bottled and shipped. The beer is now available for distribution nationwide in six packs of 12-ounce bottles.

New Grist is brewed from sorghum, hops, water, rice and gluten-free yeast grown on molasses. These ingredients are carefully combined to form a crisp and refreshing "session ale" sure to be popular among those with celiac disease, but really brewed for anyone with an appreciation for great tasting, handmade beer.

It is also available for you to buy and take home from the Bottle Shop located next to Tyler's Taproom in Carrboro. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call. You can always ask for the manager if you have any questions while in the restaurant.

All the best,

So, there you have it! They also have locations in Durham and Apex, but I am not sure if gluten free beer is carried there. Tyler’s Taproom is also coming to Raleigh according to the website.

I will write about my experience there soon as well as other locations in Chapel Hill (at least two more) that I have heard may have gluten free beer.

Tyler’s Taproom in Carrboro is located at 102 E. Main St. and is open from 11 am to 2 am.

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