Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Cheers to Beer

Though the world’s largest commercial beer competition in the world is now in its 39th year, the Great American Beer Festival went virtual for the first time this month. In the Gluten-Free Beer category, the judges awarded Gold and Silver medals, with the top prize going to western Pennsylvania's Auroch Brewing Co. 


Auroch's Hazy IPA (6.7% ABV) is described by the brewers as "dynamic tropical fruit flavor and aroma.  The hops pack a punch to the nose with notes of papaya, mango, peach, and orange. A soft, pillowy mouthfeel that rests on your tongue. Extra quinoa for turbidity. Hazy and juicy. Brewed with millet, quinoa, buckwheat, hops, and yeast." 

Hazy IPA is one of Auroch's styles that is available for shipping to residents of Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Auroch's beers are also sold at retailers throughout Pennsylvania.


In second place was 1808 (5.6% ABV), from Madison, Wisconsin's ALT Brew. According to the brewers, this porter is a "malty dark ale with complex roasty characteristics and a balanced bitterness."

The Festival’s Gluten-Free Beer category includes only beers made from fermentable sugars, grains and converted carbohydrates. Gluten-reduced beers are not considered part of this grouping because their gluten levels – derived from malted barley – have been reduced by enzymes or other processes.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Virtual Gluten Free Expo Slated For Nov. 7

With COVID-19 preventing large-scale gatherings, the Greater Philly Gluten Free Expo is converting to a virtual event next month. This free virtual expo, scheduled for November 7, will connect guests with gluten-free companies, and feature expert classes and great giveaways. Pre-register here and get updates on the event.

VIP tickets are available for purchase and include a special VIP-only online event on November 5, a goodie box with samples and coupons sent to ticket holders and first dibs on 2021 VIP tickets.