Monday, February 17, 2014

Vote for the next beer test: Pale Ale

Make your choice in the right column (scroll to top)  >>>>>>
Voting function is not available on the mobile version - please vote by leaving a comment instead

We want to hear from visitors to the site. Vote for the beer we should test next. The poll closes on March 1, so hurry up and vote!

This poll features four American-style Pale Ales. At the moment I think it is fair to say with over 2,500 craft breweries, the United States is experiencing a beer revolution and we want to celebrate Pale Ale because this style signaled the rebirth of American beer as we know it. We have four excellent choices from Sierra Nevada, Firestone, Deschutes and Stone.

Pale Ale Sierra Nevada Stone Deschutes Firestone low gluten level beer results IPA test celiac

17 comments:

  1. Sierra Nevada....probably reach more folks as it has broader distribution.

    ReplyDelete
  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Replies
    1. Hi Taj, I'll put it on my to buy list. Can't promise when it will get tested and published though.

      Delete
  4. Sierra.

    Also, a suggestion: let people sponsor a test of the beer of their choice. For the cost of the test and a six pack of your favorite beer they can coax you into testing whatever they want. I'd sponsor left hand milk stout, myself...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really like your suggestion. Would need some thought on how to implement it. I wouldn't need any bribing though - just the cost of the beer and the test would be enough! At the moment I am deliberately choosing beers that are popular/more likely to pass the 'safe' 20 ppm limit, which tends to be the lighter end of the spectrum. I'm not sure (m)any stouts are going to pass at this level. I wouldn't want people wasting their money on a 20 ppm test if it's highly likely the beer will be positive. Are you interested in what the actual ppm is? It takes several testing strips to get closer to the actual ppm. At the moment testing kits are too expensive for us to be able to do that - which is another reason we test at just the 20 ppm level. I suppose if somebody was curious enough to know what ppm gluten their favorite beer was then it would be worth the cost for them.

      Delete
  5. Can you test Stella Atois??

    ReplyDelete
  6. Please test Corona. Out here in Souther California, we drink that like water!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good news! We tested Corona. It was one of the first beers we tested. And we're from SoCal as well so we know what you are taking about. Read the post here:
      http://gluteninbeer.blogspot.com/2014/01/corona-extra.html

      Delete
  7. Any chance of testing blue moon?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Rachel, Thanks for your suggestion. Blue Moon is a wheat beer and wheat has a higher gluten content than barley
      http://www.glnc.org.au/grains/types-of-grains/barley/
      So I'm probably going to avoid testing any wheat beer.

      Delete
    2. I guess I sounds have known that! Thanks for starting this blog! I am in the same boat as you!

      Delete
  8. Any chance you could test Mmmhops?

    ReplyDelete
  9. Weihenstephan Hefe Weiss

    ReplyDelete