Celiac Awareness Month Day 30: New Planet Beer

You’re almost there! You’ve almost made it to the end of May and the end of Celiac Disease Awareness Month! It’s been a LONG month, and we as the celiac community have been through a LOT (namely jokes from the media). You owe it to yourself to take a load off and have a nice, cold, gluten-free beer.

New Planet Beer

Today is DAY 30, and it’s brought to you by our friends at New Planet Beer. If you’ve been gluten-free for any period of time, you’re probably familiar with New Planet Beer, as it’s widely publicized and widely available to the gluten-free community. It is a sorghum-based beer that is made without gluten-free grains (instead of those beers crafted to remove gluten that have such a negative connotation). Hopefully you’ve seen New Planet at an expo or conference so you can grab some cool New Planet Beer swag too! FYI, if you’re coming to Celiac Disease Foundation’s Conference and Expo in Pasadena, CA next week, you’ll see me AND you’ll get to share a New Planet Beer with me! CHEERS!

New Planet Beer

New Planet Beer makes SIX varieties of their gluten-free sorghum beer. Here’s the run-down and their own tasting notes to the beer:

New Planet Beer’s Pale Ale – Formerly Off Grid Pale Ale – is reminiscent of a classic American Pale Ale, offering bold hop character and rich caramel and grapefruit notes with a clean yet distinctly hoppy finish. **TEAM FAVORITE**

A truly drinkable amber ale with a balanced malt profile, lightly toasted caramel notes and subtle citrus hints on the finish

Light and refreshing, our Blonde Ale – Formerly known as Tread Lightly Ale – offers bright notes of honey and a subtle floral aroma with a crisp clean finish. **MY FAVORITE**

Formerly known as 3R Raspberry Ale-  This delightfully drinkable ale offers a crisp, yet complex, balance of subtle fruit flavor and aroma, with a zesty, citrusy finish. Brewed with natural raspberry puree and orange peel.

An ale created with a distinctly Belgian character. Bright, crisp and refreshing with subtle spice and honey notes.

This award-winning ale is rich in character and depth, highlighted by coffee and chocolate flavors, with subtle cinnamon and vanilla notes on the finish.

New Planet Beer

BELOW YOU’LL FIND AN AWESOME TASTE TEST VIDEO! Yes, two celiacs and one beer fan came together to test FIVE gluten-free beers from New Planet! We’ve ranked our favorite three varieties! CLICK ON THE VIDEO TO LINK TO YOUTUBE!

New Planet Beer Taste Test

New Planet Beer Taste Test VIDEO – CLICK PHOTO TO PLAY!

While my favorite came in second overall, I’m not hating. I mean, it’s gluten-free beer with friends!

On top of just drinking the beer for the taste testing we did, I wanted to bake with it! I have a lot of mixes from Montana Gluten Free so I want to try making beer bread. However, this day, I wanted to make something very sweet. I made beer cupcakes with Kyra’s Bake Shop mixes. Kyra says to substitute out the milk from the recipe and sub with beer instead! Mine definitely tasted like beer – chocolate beer! Since the brown ale is made with cocoa, we went with that to make the chocolate cake mix.

New Planet Beer & Kyra's Bake Shop

New Planet Beer should be available in most major liquor stores in the US (46 states) and Canada. You can purchase New Planet online at Brewforia.com – but they only ship to certain states due to alcohol laws. Basically if you live in any of these states (AK, AR, DE, HI, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MS, MT, NH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TX, UT, VA, WA and WV), you’re SOL and you’re going to have to come hang out with me in Arizona to get some awesome New Planet if you don’t have any at your local grocery store. 

But, if you’re really lucky you live in Boulder, CO. According to Daily Camera, New Planet Beer opened a tap and tasting room at its Gunbarrel nanobrewery on May 28th. Located at 6560 Odell Place, Unit D, in Boulder, it features six beers on tap including the brewery’s 100 percent gluten-free beer and experimental brews that are “crafted to remove gluten” barley beers, as is open 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

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Comments: 45

  1. Sarah May 30, 2014 at 6:15 am Reply

    The beer would be great with some pretzels and a baseball game on TV

  2. Jennifer May 30, 2014 at 6:58 am Reply


  3. Lezlie Hope Morse May 30, 2014 at 9:38 am Reply

    I want to try the Brown Ale, or maybe the Raspberry Ale!

  4. Dede May 30, 2014 at 9:38 am Reply

    I would pair New Planet Raspberry with lots of crunchy snacks!

  5. Becca May 30, 2014 at 9:52 am Reply

    I would use New Planet Beer to make an updated old favorite that I miss so dearly, guinness and bailey cupcakes!

  6. Kate May 30, 2014 at 9:53 am Reply


  7. Jillian May 30, 2014 at 9:54 am Reply

    New planet beer n cheesy fondue 🙂

  8. AC May 30, 2014 at 12:27 pm Reply

    Pizza. But the brown ale brownies sound delicious.

  9. Jane May 30, 2014 at 12:30 pm Reply


  10. Jennifer May 30, 2014 at 12:36 pm Reply

    Which grocery stores in az carry this? I’m super excited to try it!! Celiac mom with celiac child

    • patty van west May 31, 2014 at 9:39 am Reply

      I know WholeFoods carry New Planet,

  11. Todd Bliss May 30, 2014 at 1:07 pm Reply

    Bratwurst and sourkraut

  12. Paige c May 30, 2014 at 3:15 pm Reply

    Snacks like pita chips & hummus and veggies

  13. Julie May 30, 2014 at 3:16 pm Reply

    I would drink it with my beer obsessed boyfriend and not feel left out of the group

  14. Kristi lake May 30, 2014 at 3:41 pm Reply

    With nachos.

  15. Francine May 30, 2014 at 3:48 pm Reply

    The best thing to go with beer is pizza!

  16. Erica-Lynn May 30, 2014 at 3:52 pm Reply

    I love cake with my beer.

  17. Susan Martin May 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm Reply

    more onion rings! Chili, beer cheese soup and drink it!

  18. Jennifer Mathews May 30, 2014 at 4:03 pm Reply

    pair it with board games and chips 🙂

  19. Merissa May 30, 2014 at 4:11 pm Reply

    With a gluten-free chicken burger

  20. patty van west May 30, 2014 at 4:15 pm Reply

    I like this and I can still go out to some bar that offer this to drink.

  21. Amy Appleton May 30, 2014 at 6:56 pm Reply

    Since I found out I have Celiac I have missed beer the most of all things I had to give up.. I can’t wait to try this!!

  22. Kaila May 30, 2014 at 8:05 pm Reply

    A Burger and Fries!

  23. Michelle Cruz May 30, 2014 at 9:24 pm Reply

    I would love to try this beer! I definitely miss having an ice cold beer on a hot summer day!!!

  24. Deb Gowlland May 31, 2014 at 4:30 am Reply

    Gluten free pretzels!

  25. pat pelland May 31, 2014 at 8:19 am Reply


  26. Michelle May 31, 2014 at 1:29 pm Reply

    I would pair the beer with pizza, ribs & chicken wings!

  27. DA Levin May 31, 2014 at 8:59 pm Reply


  28. Reese K May 31, 2014 at 11:01 pm Reply

    Must pair the New Planet Green Blonde Ale beer with pretzels and lots of buffalo wings, all, of which are also gluten-free.

  29. Sasha Cory June 1, 2014 at 9:07 pm Reply

    Steak and chocolate!

  30. Alexis L June 2, 2014 at 1:03 pm Reply

    I’d pair the beer with some yummy gluten free pizza!

  31. melinda S June 2, 2014 at 9:33 pm Reply

    nachos from hugos taco, vegan

  32. Sara A June 3, 2014 at 1:19 pm Reply

    My fiance and I love pairing New Planet with some good BBQ! Perfect for summer. 🙂

  33. Karen G D June 7, 2014 at 1:27 pm Reply

    I’d pair it with a lounge chair. 🙂 JK I would pair it with tacos or a burger & fries.

  34. IAE H. June 8, 2014 at 5:54 am Reply


  35. Scott B. June 10, 2014 at 11:32 pm Reply


  36. Radhika K June 12, 2014 at 10:48 am Reply


  37. Jen C June 12, 2014 at 5:03 pm Reply

    pizza or a nice juicy burger!

  38. joanne June 12, 2014 at 5:03 pm Reply

    I would pair my beer with a bowl full of chili in the Fall.

  39. Alyxandria L June 12, 2014 at 5:27 pm Reply

    This would pair great with some backyard barbecue!

  40. Kathryn Maurin June 12, 2014 at 5:47 pm Reply

    a cheesburger

  41. meredith June 12, 2014 at 5:48 pm Reply

    I would get some chinese food!

  42. Jessica Light June 12, 2014 at 6:25 pm Reply

    This beer would be great with some hot wings!

  43. Heather June 12, 2014 at 6:31 pm Reply

    I never win….. But I REALLY want to win this one!!!!!

  44. Diana June 12, 2014 at 7:55 pm Reply

    Love New Planet, I could honestly drink it with any meal, Pasta, pizza, burgers. Tailgating before a game.

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