Day 88- A Couple of Updates

Earlier in the week, I shared some news about my Dad and my hubby. Just a quick update on my Dad- He had to be catheterized again (as I anticipated), and he will need surgery in a couple of weeks, due to the results found in the tests they performed on Tuesday. We are hoping it is a solution to the problem and he can do without the catheter in the future, however, if this turns out not to be the case, he is resigned to learn how to self-cath for temporary relief. He understands this and has made his peace with it.

Yesterday, I went on the great gluten-free beer hunt, searching four different establishments and, to my surprise, I found the one I want my hubby to try…in three different places! Sprouts stores have a pretty good selection of gluten free beers, including Omission, the one I talked about in my post the other day. Goody Goody Liquor had a few, however, they charged more. Same for Whole Foods in Colleyville, they are expensive on all of their offerings, so I traipsed off to find Central Market because I heard they will let you “create your own 6-pack”, this was not the case at the Southlake store. In fact, I couldn’t find any assistants and when I did get some direction, could not find any of the beers in singles. I wanted him to try one to see if he liked it before committing to a whole 6-pack. Alas, this was not to be, I will probably go back to Sprouts and pick up a 6-pack of the Lager Omission offers and try to find a different gluten-free beer to try myself, since none of the other stores offered the Treason Ale by Dogfish Head.

It was interesting that I did find a few to choose from though, and I’m sure as it catches on, there will be more. I can’t wait to see his reaction and share it with you guys. Meanwhile, I’ll just sip my latest cabernet I picked up from Goody Goody, called Darkhorse. It was pretty good as I remember from past experience. It’s allowed on Paleo if y’all remember me saying so once upon a time…as well as vodka, tequila…anyway, now I sound like a lush so I’ll be quiet and go try to dream up a story for the writing prompt “scissors”. Any suggestions?? I’d appreciate some, the due date is midnight tomorrow if I want to be featured on The Weekly Knob this week. Comment below and I’ll be watching for them on the pato. 🙂

Day 86- Gluten Free Beer?

Omg, have I got a scary story for you all just in time for Halloween!!

Yesterday, Stephanie and I were talking about my husband and how he is trying to stop eating bread but still drinking beer. Wouldn’t it be great if there was such a thing as gluten free beer?

Then I open my email this morning and BAM!! The Whole Journey did a whole blog post about the taste test they did featuring, you guessed it! GLUTEN FREE BEER! It’s like the internet can hear my thoughts-🎶do, do , do, do do, do do. 🎶 Lol.

They talked about several different kinds and then I scrolled down and found the one that got the most comments and likes.

Reader's Favorite-Omission
Reader’s Favorite-Omission

This beer is from a company based in San Diego and is touted as an easy drinking beer for game day. What they do is they treat it with an enzyme during the bottling process that breaks down the gluten and it’s proteins. Sounds like the perfect one for my hubby to experiment with the first time, because,  according to an article on Fox News.com, it would be hard for a regular beer drinker to taste the difference. They did a story called 6 Beers You Need To Try, and this beer was the author’s favorite. It does have minute amounts of barley in it, making them unable to label it as gluten free, but it’s so small an amount, the FDA deems it gluten free. They have three styles, Lager, Pale Ale and IPA, which stands for India Pale Ale which has to do with the history of the IPA, not the country which it came from originally.

This means that people with celiac disease can enjoy beer again, as well as someone like me who follows a Paleo lifestyle. According to the same Fox article, there might be one even I, a non-beer drinker would like called Tweason Ale by Dogfish Head. They said it is made with fresh strawberries and honey and tastes more like a summer spritzer than beer. Yea!

Dogfish Head Tweason Ale
Dogfish Head Tweason Ale

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Another featured beer on the site called New Grist, is a favorite of light beer drinkers due to the 5 ABV and fruity taste which it gets from hints of apple and other fruit. Brewed without wheat or barley, instead it’s made from sorghum, rice, hops, water and yeast.

I can’t wait to test the waters and introduce my hubby to one of these beers! He gave up bread for me (to see if it alleviated his pain) but I can’t ask him to give up his beloved beer! This sounds like a possible solution to the problem to me. I’m going to try one as well, let’s just hope the price is also nice! Wish us luck!

Have you heard of or tried any gluten free beers? Let me know which are your favorites in the comments and I’ll see you tomorrow on the patio 😎🍻