I’ve tried my share of gluten free beers. I’ve tried every one I can get my hands on.
And these were the best.
I had never heard of Brunehaut brewery before I saw their beers on a shelf at Horrock’s in Lansing, MI. Probably because they seem to be a really old, obscure brewery in Belgium that just happens to make two amazing gluten free beers. Wikipedia says that they’ve been in operation since 1890, which explains how they’ve actually managed to make a gluten free beer that has that lovely thing called taste.
I got one of their blonde ales, which I basically chugged the second I got home from the store. Amazing. Wish I had three more. Right now.
And an amber ale.
Both were full bodied, smooth, with no hint of weird sorghum or grass.
Both were also gold medal winners at the 2011 United States Open Beer Championships. I am so proud that our country has one of those. Go USA!
I wish I could tell you where to find this beer, but the locations map on their website only has where you can find it in Belgium. I don’t know what twist of fate brought them to this random store in Michigan that I happened to go to; it just must have been my lucky day!
The best I can say is to beg a locally specialty store to order it for you. Cost should be no object, just get it.
These Brunehaut beers give me hope that one day us Celiacs can also enjoy specialty beers.