It’s never been easier to eat gluten-free, and in a town with so many healthy eating options, Boulder is a great place for folks who are gluten intolerant. But what happens when you’re in the mood for a little imbibing?
Of course, there are tons of wine and cocktail options, but sometimes you just want a beer. Nature’s cruelest joke was to make nearly all beer undrinkable for folks on a gluten-free regimen, but some breweries are heeding the call for gluten-free beer and there are plenty of places to find these options (as well as some delicious, refreshing ciders as well) in Boulder.
New Planet Brewing
All hail this completely gluten-free brewery in Boulder! This company offers a wide variety of beers from pale ales to blondes and everything in between. They do have a tasting room, which is open for very limited hours each month (every second Friday from 4-6 pm).
Even better, they bottle it so that you can find it all over Boulder. With over 60 locations in the Boulder area, it’s not too hard to get a gluten-free beer fix any time you need one.
That’s right, this bar/restaurant/meeting place is also a brewery. When they said they wanted to be an all-inclusive eatery, they meant it and they brew their very own gluten-free beer called Liberation Ale. Add this beer to their menu of delicious gluten-free menu options and you’ve got yourself a great evening out.
Colorado Cider Company
While this is a Denver based cider company, this brewery offers a fantastic selection of hard ciders to give you a little variety to the standard cider recipe (which isn’t all that bad to begin with) and they have numerous locations all around Boulder, from liquor stores to bars and restaurants. Try some of their unique twists on the classics, such as their Grasshopp-ah, which has a slightly hoppy flavor and is still gluten-free.
Eating gluten-free is fairly easy in Boulder and with this handy little guide, drinking gluten-free should be just as simple!