From Redbridge to New Planet, to Bards, to Greens, to New Grist, to Dogfish Head Tweason’ale there are numerous gluten-free beers out there. Yes, I know cider is gluten-free, however this is just a listing for gluten-free beers. Almost all of these places have cider as well. Redbridge is the beer I find most readily available, however New Planet is slowly becoming readily available and rightly so, they have 4 different flavors.
- BJ’s Brew House (Town Center) Typically Redbridge is available here
- Royal Palm Village Wine and Tapas (Atlantic Beach) they have a HUGE selection. I have seen New Planet, Dogfish Head Tweason’ale and Daruma here. In addition to ordering with your meal they are also a retail shop.
- Kickbacks (Park and King Area) I have had Dogfish Head Tweason’ale, New Planet, Redbridge, and Greens; they usually have the best selection.
- Mellow Mushroom- (Beaches and Southside) typically just Bards. I have better luck with the MM at the beach.
- European Street (Beach, Southside, San Marco, Riverside) I have had New Planet here, but they typically have more than one option.
- Engine 15- (Beaches) I have yet to be there when they have gluten-free beer, however I have heard that they have had Dogfish Head Tweason’ale on Tap
- Burro Bar- (Downtown) not sure if it is there all of the time, but I have had a Redbridge here before.
- Beer:30 (Park and King) According to their staff they have seven varieties of beers available. I have not been to see for myself though
- Total Wine (Town Center) Always has an assortment. They had a selection of New Planet, Greens, New Grist
Who did I miss?
A few weeks ago I joined some of my favorite girlfriends at Royal Palms Village Wine and Tapas in Atlantic Beach. We try to get together to catch up on each other’s lives and share a bottle (or two) of wine. Every time we get together someone has just gotten married, just adopted a baby, is pregnant, just broke up with someone, just got back together with someone or just finished a successful event they had been planning. It is so nice to have friends you can just be yourself around. While we are all super busy, it is hard to get together on a regular basis so the time we can get together is cherished.
Royal Palms Village Wine and Tapas is a great place. I have suggested it to numerous people looking for gluten-free in the beaches area. It looks like a little European bistro and they are known for their awesome beer and wine selection. In addition, their chef is well versed in food allergies and safe preparation techniques. They have a great menu which is perfect for sharing and is easily customizable depending on your needs.
Prior to ordering, I had to indulge in one of their over 8 gluten-free beer/cider options. I had the Dogfish Head Tweason’ Ale, which is my new favorite. I love the soft undertones of strawberry. They have other gluten-free beers like Redbridge, New Planet and New Grist.
While I am also dairy-free I thought I would share that they have awesome cheese and meat plates for those of you who can tolerate dairy.
As my first course I had the Chorizo al Vino. It was delicious and nicely sized.
Next I had two helpings of the Angus Churrasco Bibb Lettuce Wraps. I loved how colorful this dish was, the carmelized onions added great flavor and decoration. The Bibb Lettuce was so soft and fresh, these were my favorite.
A great night night was had by all. We had such a great time, that we kept the employees there past closing time because we had to share that last great story. I can’t wait to go back.
A friend of mine (who is not Gluten free) recently had a Gluten free tasting with some of his friends. I thought I should share his point of view.
The beers tasted were : Daura, Green’s Amber Ale, St. Paulis, Green’s Double Dark and Bards.
Daura was the best, but it has 6ppm gluten so i guess it’s not technically gluten free. It’s the only one of the beers made with barley malt, and then the gluten is “removed”. All the others are made with sorghum malt. The Green’s Amber Ale and St. Paulis Sorghum Beer were the best. I was hoping the Green’s Dubble Dark would be like a Guinness but no luck. If anything, it’s like a snakebite; dark beer with a bit of a cidery tang. Bard’s was added just so people could sample what a bad GF beer tastes like.
All of these (plus one more Green’s, a Belgian ale) are available at Grass Roots in Five Points, and the guy I talked to had tasted them all and seemed fairly knowledgeable about what’s available.
Thanks for sharing Matt!