Well my new favorite beverage to drink on a warm summer night is Angry Orchard. I was introduced to Angry Orchards over this past holiday weekend! Mmmm Mmm good! It has a wonderful crisp taste with a hint of apple that lingers on your tongue.  Very refreshing.
Angry Orchard is a new hard cider from “Boston Beer Co.” aka Sam Adams.  Hard cider is also “gluten free” because it is made from apples (not wheat, barley or rye).  Try it in either Crisp Apple or Apple Ginger.
I am not a beer drinker, I never have been. But I do like a crip hard cider.  However now that I am living a Paleo…ish lifestyle I have to look for ciders that have no gluten, wheat or barley. 
 
 
 Why do I stear clear of these?
*If you are allergic to wheat your body creates an allergy-causing antibody to a protein found in wheat. In other words, your immune system mistakenly identifies this protein as something that could harm you.
*There are four different classes of proteins in wheat that can cause allergies: albumin, globulin, gliadin and gluten. Any of them can cause an allergic reaction. 
*You can also get Celiac disease, or gluten-sensitive enteropathy, is considered a food sensitivity rather than a food allergy. Celiac disease is an abnormal immune system reaction to gluten that affects the small intestine. This condition can result in poor absorption of essential nutrients from your food. A person may have both wheat allergy and celiac disease.
 
This is what eating wheat can cause in a nut shell
  • Gastrointestinal distress, bloating, and diarrhea that can last hours to a couple of days. (People with celiac disease can have problems for months, however.) This response resembles food poisoning.
  • Joint pain–characteristically in the fingers and/or wrists
  • Upper airway phenomena such as asthma and sinus congestion
  • Emotional effects such as anxiety in females, irritability or rage in males
  • Appetite stimulation–What I call the “I ate one cookie and gained 30 pounds” effect. Eating one cookie does not, of course, cause 30 pounds of weight gain. But just one exposure can set the appetite-stimulating machinery in motion and days or weeks of increased appetite for junk carbohydrates can result, thanks to the gliadin-derived opiates of wheat.
I have investigated a few other beverages that I will be taste testing soon. 
 
Have you tried any of these gluten free ciders?
Crispin Hard Cider (this will be my next try)
Fox Barrel Cider
Woodchuck Cider
Ace Pear Cider
Strongbow Cider
Magners Cider
 
Or how about these gluten free beers?
Bard’s 
New Grist {Lakefront Brewery}
Redbridge {A-B}
Mbege & Shakparo {Sprecher}
 
Regional: Not completely sure we carry these here in MA.
New Planet Beer (Hello Raspberry!)

Ramapo Valley Brewery Honey Beer
 
 
Bottoms up….Gluten free of course
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