July 19th, 2011
Staff Notes and Photos: Sorghum Beer?
Last week, I gave you a little summer beer insight. Jeff came around and gave you a little more extensive information about beers that you should be buying this season. Well, my friends, I have a beer that you shouldn’t be buying this summer or ever at all. Maybe.
Sometimes I’ll order a beer for the hell of it. “Oh, what’s that over there? Maybe I’ll try one of those.” Most of the time it pays off. Some occasions leave me with the short end of the stick. Wanting to taste a new brew on Saturday night, I ordered one of these Redbridge bottles. Thankfully the bartender didn’t give me advance warning of what I was getting myself into. I got to taste the stamp-lickiness in all its glory.
It’s a gluten-free beer. Celiac-sufferer-friendly, if you will. But I can’t get away from the fact that it tastes like you’ve been licking stamps and envelopes for a living. Oh well. Try it. I dare you. Perhaps someone out there that deals with Celiac Disease can defend Redbridge, a fermented sorghum beer, as a good alternative and a way to get a fix.