This would be my distribution news of the week but this is the only thing I have to report. However, some news is brewing on some very interesting breweries that might be making their way towards Eastern Iowa. Stay tuned for that. Onto New Planet. I know gluten free beers in the past haven’t been very popular flavor – wise but I do believe things are getting better on that front. With that being said here’s New Planet:
Courtesy of beerpulse.com
(Fort Collins, CO) – New Planet Beer, a producer of gluten-free beer is now available in 42 states, according to this week’s newsletter. The latest additions include: Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Tennessee. The company is working on Delaware, Texas and Wisconsin for 2013.
Finally, New Planet won a silver medal at the GABF for its Brown Ale, a beer it plans to release nationally in 2013.
Checking out the breweries website at http://newplanetbeer.com/homepage/ they currently offer three different beers.
Tread Lightly Ale – Tread Lightly Ale is a well-balanced gluten-free ale beer made from sorghum, corn extract, orange peel, hops, and yeast. It’s a bright and light bodied craft beer with a refreshing taste and doesn’t have the after taste of other sorghum-based beers.
3R Raspberry Ale – 3R Raspberry Ale is an award winning ale with the right balance of fruit flavor and aroma. Made from sorghum, corn extract, natural raspberry puree, orange peel, hops, and yeast. Not overly sweet, the Oregon grown fruit puree creates a beautiful body color with a natural raspberry flavor.
Off Grid Pale Ale – Off Grid Pale Ale is a wonderful interpretation of the classic pale ale style. It has a distinctly deep amber color and great character and body. Three varieties of hops provide a wonderful aroma and a citrus and spicy hop flavor. This smooth gluten-free ale is made from sorghum and brown rice extract, molasses, tapioca maltodextrin, caramel color, hops, and yeast.
Please let me know if you try any of these beers and what your thoughts are!