Monday, March 5, 2012

Beer Week

This past week was Beer Week in Sacramento. The wonderful owner of Gluten Free Specialty helped organize a gluten free beer tasting event at River Rock Tap House. Melanie brought gluten free snacks too, so we had crackers and hummus to pad our bellies as we tasted the beers.

I'd previously tried Green's and Bard's and Redbridge (my favorite-I'm told this means I'm not a real beer lover). But the tasting was my first opportunity to try New Planet. Of the three New Planet beers, I enjoyed the Raspberry Ale the most. I miss being able to drink Pyramid's Apricot Ale, which was one of my favorite beers in my pre-gluten free days, so having a fruity beer was a treat!

The Crunchmaster 7 ancient grain sea salt crackers were my favorite (rice crackers always taste a little funny to me but I liked some of the rice crackers too).

The bar also had four flavors of Two Rivers gluten free hard cider on tap. I tried Pear for the first time. It isn't as sweet as Wyder's pear cider and there was something really different about it. I still haven't decided if it was a good different or not. Also available on tap from Two Rivers: pomegranate, blood orange, and huckleberry.

It was a really nice way to end a busy weekend. It was super awesome having an event like this during Beer Week! Thanks to Melanie, Dan, and Scott for organizing it!