Anheuser-Bush rolls out first Nationwide Sorghum Beer
The search for gluten-free beer got easier for drinkers in December when Anheuser-Busch released Redbridge, the first nationally distributed sorghum-based beer. The beer has been in testing for more than a year and many A-B distributors have already lined up placements in stores, such as Whole Foods and Wild Oats, featuring organic and other specialty foods. Sorghum beers serve first the more than 2 million Americans with celiac disease, although those allergic to wheat may also drink them. Celiac disease is a genetic disorder causes stomach cramps and digestive problems and can lead to other serious health risks. People with celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, oats and spelt (which are the grains traditionally used to brew beer).
Here's a link to gluten free homebrew recipes.
posted by Jeff Holt at 20:39