Welcome to the second posting in Tuesdays Treasures!
One of the most popular questions I get from the newly diagnosed (or people just curious about the gluten-free lifestyle) is what alcoholic beverages do you drink? My answer is that there are plenty of alcoholic beverages out there that are gluten-free; you just need to know what to look for. I personally stick with vodka or wine, but sometimes it is nice to have an ice-cold beer. There are a few gluten-free beers in the US. Only 3 mainstream gluten-free beers may be found in Texas, and they are Bard’s, Redbridge and Greens.
Out of the three that are here in Texas, I prefer Bard’s. Redbridge and Greens are too heavy and dark for me. Bard’s is a very refreshing beer. Bard’s is considered a medium-bodied American Lager with floral aroma and low bitterness. It is a sorghum based beer and is free of wheat, rye, barley and oats.
Bard’s is currently available in some restaurants/bars including:
Brick Oven South, The Draught House Pub, Fion Wine Pub, The Flying Saucer, Maudies (N. Lamar only) and the Black Star Co-Op.
Bard’s is available at numerous retail locations including:
- Fresh Plus (408 E. 43rd)
- Central Market North
- Central Market South
- HEB (Hwy 71)
- HEB (2110 W Slaughter)
- HEB (Brodie)
- HEB (7301 N FM 620)
- HEB (11521 N FM 620)
- HEB (5800 Slaughter)
- HEB (Westlake)
- HEB (7025 Village Ctr Dr)
- HEB (Pflugerville)
- The Market at Steiner Ranch
- Sunflower Farmers Market (Manchaca)
- Sunflower Farmers Market (Bee Caves)
- Passionate Spirits (N. Lamar)
- RS Food Mart (Rosewood)
- Specs (Airport)
- Specs (Hwy 290)
- Specs (N. Mopac)
- Specs (IH 35 S)
- Sprouts (Brodie)
- Sprouts (Westlake)
- Sun Harvest (Anderson Lane)
- Sunrise Mini Mart (Anderson Lane)
- Thom’s Market (Barton Springs)
- Twin Liquors (620)
- Twin Liquors (East 7th, wholesale only)
- Whip In (IH 35 S)
- Whole Foods Flagship Store
- Whole Foods (Gateway)
For more information on Bard’s Beer, visit their website.
See the first post from Tuesdays Treasures.
Disclaimer: Bard’s did not supply me with free product. I bought the $10 six pack of beer. However, they did supply me with the list of retail and restaurant providers supplying Bard’s.