Thursday, August 18, 2011

Gluten Free Beer - Estrella Daura

Many people morn the loss of beer when going gluten free.  I was never a big beer drinker, but sometimes, you just need a beer: the Super Bowl, all other sporting events, summer bbqs, college, and there are probably other times.  This weekend I was at a going away party extravaganza and the host, who also has celiac, gave me an Estrella Daura.  I had never heard of it before, but low and behold, it actually tasted like beer.  I'll be purchasing this for my next beer required event.  Here's where to get it in NYC.

There are a few other gluten free beers available.  Two of the most common are Bard's and Redbridge.  They are fine. Daura is better.

I also just read this post by Gluten Is My Bitch.  Looks like there are three other contenders.  Have you tried any of these beers?  Thoughts?


  1. Did you have any reaction to this beer? I have read mixed reviews online. I was at Sparrow in Astoria last night and this is the gluten-free beer they sell. I stuck to the Woodchuck Cider instead. Speaking of Astoria, they sell gluten-free beer at both beer gardens in case you are interested.

  2. Now that you ask, I had a reaction to something that night, but it didn't occur to me it might have been the beer. Other people have had bad experiences with it? I still haven't been to either beer garden in Astoria. I need to change that ASAP.