Portland’s Gluten Free Beer Choices Expanding

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A look at New Planet Gluten Free Beer, now available for purchase in Oregon! (Via The Oregonian)

“When it comes to gluten-free beers, we’re spoiled for choice here in Portland, with Widmer Omission and Harvester’s gluten-free-only line of beers made in town. The gluten-free section will get even bigger,  now that  New Planet will be shipping beers here from Colorado… here’s the press release:

New Planet Beer Company, the innovative pioneer of great-tasting gluten-free beers, has just entered the Portland market with its fast-rising, popular gluten-free beer styles now available at grocery chains, liquor stores and restaurants.

New Planet beers are made with all-natural gluten-free ingredients, processed with care to avoid cross contamination, and tested regularly to assure compliance. Hence, New Planet Beer is in full compliance with federal gluten-free labeling regulations and is justly labeled and advertised as truly and purely gluten free.

The company offers three different award-winning styles: Pale Ale, Raspberry Ale, and Blonde Ale.

New Planet Off-Grid Pale Ale is the perfect gluten-free interpretation of the classic pale ale. 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 flavor. Gold Medalist, LA International Beer Competition 2012, Gluten Free Category

New Planet 3R Raspberry Ale is an award-winning ale with the right balance of fruit flavor and aroma. Not overly sweet, the Oregon grown fruit puree creates a beautiful body color with a natural raspberry flavor. Bronze Medalist, GABF 2010, Gluten Free Category.

New Planet’s Tread Lightly Ale is a bright-and light-bodied blonde ale with a refreshing taste that doesn’t have the aftertaste of other sorghum-based beers.

Gluten-free beer is part of the rising gluten-free product trend. The $4.2 billion market for gluten-free foods and beverages has exploded in recent years because more consumers are discovering they are gluten intolerant. Gluten is a protein in grains like wheat, barley and rye, which are typically found in beer. Many consumers have adopted a gluten-free diet by necessity or as a conscious choice when they discover they simply feel healthier without gluten. Those struggling with common disorders such as poor digestion and inflammation are discovering that removing gluten from their diet drastically reduces their symptoms the gluten free market.”

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