Tag Archives | Gluten-Free

Omission Redefines Gluten-Free

Omission Logo

Omission is a new brand from Widmer Brothers Brewing, and it’s the first US craft beer to be classified as gluten-free while still being made using traditional ingredients.

How?

Magic.

Ok, well maybe not magic, but it is pretty magical that they’ve managed to remain gluten-free while still using malted barley in their brewing process.

Omission

Omission is available as either a lager or a pale ale, and while their initial distribution plans only include Oregon, it’s easy to imagine that they have much larger plans for this beer.

For a look at how they make and test gluten free beer, check out this video:

[Omission]

Brooklyn BrewShop Beer Making Book

Beer Making Book

If you’re looking to get into the hobby of homebrewing with a book that will walk you through the process from beginning to end, then check out the Beer Making Book from the Brooklyn BrewShop.

The book contains:

  • 52 Seasonal Beer Recipes, Including 4 Gluten-Free Recipes
  • Illustrated Step-by-Step Brewing and Bottling Instructions and Equipment Guide
  • 1 and 5 Gallon Variations for Any Kitchen
  • PLUS: Cooking with Beer, Food Pairings, How to Grow Hops, and More

The recipes are arranged according to the season, including Everyday IPA and Rose Cheeked & Blonde for spring; Grapefruit Honey Ale and S’More Beer for summer; Apple Crisp Ale and Peanut Butter Porter for fall; Chestnut Brown ale and Gingerbread Ale for winter.

According to the Brooklyn BrewShop, this book is for experienced and novice brewers, seasonally minded home cooks, DIY aficionados, and anyone who gets a kick out of saying “I made this!”, so if you find yourself in one of those categories, then maybe it’s time to give the Brew Making Book a shot.

[Brooklyn BrewShop – Beer Making Book]

Dogfish Head Promotes Tweason’ale With Animated Gifs

Dogfish Head doesn’t do normal, so it should come as no surprise that their marketing doesn’t either. To promote their latest beer, called Tweason’ale (a gluten-free brew that features strawberries, sorghum and honey and was named after the transition time between spring and summer) Dogfish Head put together a series of animated gifs, also known as cinemagraphs, that walk through the brewing process in a very fun and unique way:

Beer Pour

The animated gif effect is growing rapidly in popularity, but Dogfish Head was smart to jump on the trend early and make it their own, turning what could have been just another marketing gimmick into a very effective way of telling the story of the beer.

Be sure to visit the site and watch the full series of photos for yourself, since I’m guessing this technique is only going to grow in popularity, and I’m sure we’ll be seeing plenty more of it in the very near future.

(And for even more photos and behind the scenes fun, check out this blog post by From Me To You.)

[Dogfish Head – Tweason’ale]