Ranking the best gluten free beers

While I’m obsessing over gluten free beer, I figured I might as well make it into a popularity contest and rank my favorites.

If I was presented with the following beers and asked to vote them off of the gluten free island, Survivor style, this is how I would do it.

Beers ranked best to worst:

The best:
1. Brunehaut Blonde Ale
2. Brunehaut Amber Ale
3. Estrella Damm Daura
4. New Planet Tread Lightly Ale
5. New Planet Off Grid Pale Ale

Good, but not my first choice:
6. Green’s Discover Amber
7. Green’s Dubbel Dark
8. Redbridge
9. St. Peter’s

Beers I won’t even drink
10. Bard’s Tale
11. New Planet 3R Raspberry Ale
12. New Grist

Beers I haven’t tried/aren’t released yet:
Dogfish Head’s Tweason’ale
(to be released later this month)
Hambleton Ales Gluten Free Ale and Lager
Beljica Brewing

Any ones I’m missing? Agree/Disagree?

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4 responses to “Ranking the best gluten free beers

  1. glutenfreerollercoaster

    I haven’t tried the New Planet Off Grid Pale Ale and I need to. I so agree with putting New Grist in that catergory. I don’t understand why people like that beer as much as they do. The only other one I have had is the Green’s Blonde Ale, but it’s similar to the other Green’s beers.

  2. I’ve never seen Brunehaut! I’m going to seek it out now. And I love Green’s Dubbel Dark and New Planet’s Off Grid.

    Great list!

  3. Where the heck did you find all of these beers to taste? My local stores, even a big one like Joe Canals, basically carry Red Bridge, Bards and New Grist, and the occasional St Peters. Dying to find a good Gfree beer.

  4. http://omissionbeer.com/ Omission Beer has a few gluten free beers you should try. Technically, like Estrella Damm Daura, they are made with barley and have had the gluten removed so they have less than the FDA’s required 20ppm (parts per million). I would rank the lager from Omission Beer right up there next to Daura for taste. They make a pale ale that I have not tried but have read good reviews for.

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