Diagnosis celiac: How one beer lover came to terms with giving up gluten

This past February, I was diagnosed with celiac disease. It was the week Fair State Brewing released LÄCTOBÄC 11, and precisely two weeks before my trip to Italy, where I had planned to fill my days with sun and my gut with handmade pasta. Before my diagnosis, my general attitude was, “Well, if I’m diagnosed … [ Read more]

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Gluten Free Beer: Better All the Time

This special Style Profile focuses on the infinite variety of Gluten Free Beer. BY MICHAEL AGNEW, A Perfect Pint To readers of The Growler, the disease’s triggers are familiar: wheat, barley, rye, and oats. They just happen to be the main grains from which beer is made. This means that for the one percent of Americans … [ Read more]