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May 1, 2012 06:54 PM

New gluten free ale in NYC

The Heartland Brewery in New York City just started brewing their first gluten free ale. It's a seasonal brew called Good Grain. It's made with sorghum and has a alc/vol. of 5.5%. It's available in bottles at all of their locations and on tap at some locations. I had a mug of it and found it very tasty. If you have to go gluten free and miss your beer/ale, give this a try.

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  1. That sounds really good. Any idea why its seasonal? Last time I checked folks with gluten intolerance have it all year round.

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    1. re: cwdonald

      Probably seasonal because of limited production capabilities, but that's just a guess.
      In any case, I'm not gluten intolerant (in fact, I even add the stuff to some foods I cook) but I'd definitely like to taste this beer. Heartland's beers are hit and miss, but when they get it right, they can be very good indeed.

      I've had other beers made with sorghum, and they can be very refreshing.