I hope you had a great St Patricks Day and night.
I do miss a tipple of the old black stuff, a beautiful pint of Guinness, not just on St Patricks Day but all year round really.
It was one of my favourites and I must admit I've got used to not having any beer and just sticking to wine, cider or spirits as recommended. I'm not a huge drinker, I'm not very good at it now for some reason, seem to get very tipsy very easily and don't welcome the hangovers anymore. It did get me thinking though, if us free from peeps fancy a beer, can we have one? If so, what is available?
Most standard beers may not contain wheat but do contain gluten due to some of the ingredients used in the brewing process and this makes it impossible for anyone who is diagnosed with coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance to drink. I know! No beer!! There is good news though, there are quite a few gluten free options for this kind of brew.
Daura Gluten free Beer is available at most supermarkets (pack of 4 330ml bottles)
Tesco are offering it at £5.25 at the moment
Tesco's and Morrisons also have Brewdog Vagabond Gluten Free Pale Ale £1.99 a 330ml bottle (Tesco) £1.72 (Morrisons)
Sainsbury's also stock:
Green's Supreme Golden Ale £1.75 per 330ml bottle
Green's Premium Pilsner £1.75 per 330ml bottle
So what about purchasing a gluten free stout especially if you are requiring the traditional St Patricks Day experience.
Best of British Beer have Monty's Dark Secret which is a a rich full bodied oatmeal stout full of chocolate and coffee flavours. For a case of 12 500ml bottles it is priced at £32.95 (free delivery on 2 or more cases) For more details go to :
The Gluten Free Beer Store have Greens Dubbel “ A classic Dubbel with a subtle hint of dark sugar and toffee flavours offering a traditional Belgian bouquet" - priced at £3.10 for a 330ml bottle. Again they do offer a free delivery on 24 bottles or more but you can mix an order. For more details go to:
CAMRA - Campaign for Real Ale have a really good fact sheet regarding gluten free beer, this is available from:
From personal experience I haven't tasted a wide range of gluten free beers so I have gathered information for you from the internet. Prices are up to date at the time of posting. There are many more than those I have featured. I may experiment a little, oh yes, let my hair down, all for research you understand and update sometime in the future but if you have tried any gluten free beers and want to leave a comment that would be great.
For now drink responsibly if that is possible and join me back here for Autism Support Saturday.
Thanks for reading.