Archive for category Organic Beer

New Planet Tread Lightly Ale Beer

Posted by on Monday, 21 January, 2013

New Planet Tread Lightly Ale is a gluten free beer that I’ve been dying to try. I found this delightful brew at Binnys in Chicago. A four-pack will cost you $8.99. Supposedly New Planet Beer will be arriving in Wisconsin sometime in 2013. One can only keep their fingers crossed!

Anyway, this gluten free beer contains 5% alcohol (quite a punch for a light one) and 179 calories per serving. The ingredients include: H2o, Sorghum, Corn Extract, Orange Peel, Hops and Yeast. New Planet Tread Lightly Ale is born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado. This beer is smooth and … Read the rest

Samuel Smith’s Organically Produced Lager Beer

Posted by on Friday, 28 October, 2011

For those of you who are not familiar with Mr. Samuel Smith’s organic beers, allow me to introduce you. Samuel Smith’s is a small independent British brewery. It was established in 1758 and it’s also Yorkshire’s oldest brewery. Cool, huh? Samuel Smith Brewery offers a variety of ales, stouts, fruit flavored, porters, pale ales, ciders and more. What attracted me to this beer was the fact that it’s organic. That, and it comes in a big pretty bottle. But seriously, I like the fact that this beer is grown without the use of artificial fertilizers or chemical sprays. Oh … Read the rest

New Grist Gluten-Free Beer

Posted by on Wednesday, 16 March, 2011

It’s really hard to find gluten-free beer. But so far, in my sweet town of Green Bay, I’ve found 2: Redbridge and New Grist. New Grist is the creation from Lakefront Brewery located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To read all about Lakefront Brewery click here.

New Grist, as I said, is gluten-free and the ingredients are: Sorghum and Rice Extract, Yeast, H2O and Hops.

New Grist is very light tasting, but that’s what I like. I am so not the heavy beer drinker. And after the first one I have a nice little buzzing goin’ on too. With the other … Read the rest

Redbridge Gluten-Free Sorghum Beer

Posted by on Wednesday, 26 January, 2011

Redbridge is my first ever gluten-free beer. The problem I have with wheat beers is NOTHING compared to someone with Celiacs Disease or some other problem like a food allergy but if I drink something like a Blue Moon, just call me Pass Gas Priscilla. It seriously keeps me up at night, and this little mama needs her beauty sleep. Even if you’re saying, “Gross. Beer doesn’t bother me like that at all” I still suggest you try this beer. Maybe you could give your body a break from all that work to process hard grains.

Redbridge has somewhat an … Read the rest

Eel River Brewing Company Organic Porter

Posted by on Thursday, 13 January, 2011

A friend of mine brought over a sixer of beer.  I’ve never seen or heard of this Organic Porter brand either so I was pleasantly surprised to try something new.  It’s a certified organic Porter by Eel River Brewing Company.  Here’s a little trivia tidbit for you; this is America’s 1st, I’ll repeat that, 1st Certified Organic Brewing Company.  How cool is that?! Very cool.  And, and, this company practices sustainable brewing.  Back to the beer…

This Certified Organic Porter is 5.8% alcohol by volume and is a rich brown in color.  It tastes like chocolate with a … Read the rest

Sam’l Smith Organic Strawberry Fruit Ale

Posted by on Friday, 10 September, 2010

Time for a good ‘ol fruit ale beverage.  The last one I tried was a Sam’l Smith Cherry so why not go the same route again??  This go around I decided upon the Strawberry flavor.  I like strawberries and I like bubbly beer; it sounded like it was time to try them out together.

First off this beer is more like a big gulp.  It’s 1 pint 2.7 fluid oz (or just 18.7 fl oz) of pure organic goodness, right down to the actual strawberry juice!  The taste is sweet, just like a strawberry.  Really, they nailed that flavor dead … Read the rest

Grimbergen Blonde Belgium Abbey Ale

Posted by on Sunday, 27 June, 2010

This is the best beer ever.  EVER.

I know I usually talk about organic beers and whatnot but I simply couldn’t help myself.  This fermented beverage is just too good.  To quote them directly, “This beer was first brewed back as far as the middle ages by Norbertine monks.”  Well, those monks sure knew what they’re doing!  I would never have tried this beer but my girlfriend creates websites and she does some work for the Norbertines.  It was mentioned to her to try this beer, because, well, they make it – duh.  So she did but didn’t want to … Read the rest

Organic Beer, England Style

Posted by on Sunday, 20 June, 2010

Now I know you’re not supposed to pick out your beers based upon cute bottles, BUT it was really cute and I simply couldn’t help myself.  Cute bottle must mean delicious beer, right?  Well…maybe not.  The beer in question was St. Peter’s Organic English Ale.

I wondered why the bottle itself caught my eye.  When I checked out their website it stated that the bottle is replica of a 500ML oval medicine type bottle that dates back to the 1770’s.  Pretty fancy.  Now let’s talk about what you really want to know: what it tastes like!

I’m not a fan … Read the rest

Organic Cherry Fruit Ale Beer

Posted by on Monday, 14 June, 2010

I like beer.  And I also like fruit.  So why not put them together?  Well, that’s at least what  the Samuel Smith Brewery thought.  This beer is made with organic wheat and organic barley combined with the tartness of organic cherry juice in this one of a kind fruit ale.
I’ve never had a fruit ale before and man, oh man, was this ever fruity!  My girlfriend and I decided to split it, just in case we didn’t like it, we only had one bottle of it and I wanted to be fair.
It comes in a heavy dark … Read the rest

Peak Organic Beer

Posted by on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010

My girlfriend bought a bunch of random organic beers for us to try and she was super excited about this one in particular.  It’s an espresso amber ale.  Sounds gross, right?  That’s what I thought too, until I tried it.   It tastes just like espresso.  Bubbly espresso, actually.  It’s kinda hard to describe because it doesn’t exactly taste like beer.  Not any beer I’m used to anyway.
It starts out with a coffee aroma and with your first few sips it’s like a punch in the face with the coffee taste.  A good punch.  The flavor really tickles your taste … Read the rest