Allergic to wheat products or looking for new flavors, Sorghum and Honey beers come to the rescue.
In one of these circuitous way, I got to this topic via Africa's new thirst for a local brew (FT) which looks at sorghum use in African brews going back many many years.
That must be why some some call sorghum brews, the African Opaque Beer
Here in the US, the pioneer seems to be New Grist by Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee.
They say that besides people with wheat allergies (hence the neat Celiac Friendly label they use) it has a strong following amongst women because of its slightly sweeter taste.
From their Tasting Notes, the Beer Advocate crowd did not seem to have much love for it.
The health conscious fellows at Anheuser-Busch came up with their own offering, Redbridge. Realbeer says that they asked the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness for advice while working on this new product.
Another option for those with wheat allergies is the Honey Beer from Ramapo Valley Brewery which they say is "brewed in its own brew house so there is no chance of 'Cross Contamination' and the beer is also 'Koshered for Passover'."
I can say Sante to close this post.
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