Those looking to reduce their gluten consumption usually have to sacrifice: no doughnuts, no pasta, no crusty bread bowls for soup. And while they’ll find gluten-free and gluten-reduced beers on the market now, most require compromised flavor expectations. Not so with Wicked Weed’s new year-round double IPA, brewed with an enzyme that knocks its gluten content under 20 ppm. It’s not only as flavorful as any full-gluten double IPA, it’s more dynamic than most. Fresh, juicy grapefruit and garlic hop aromas braid around each other in the nose; the sip introduces a green prism of hop flavor including onion grass, light pine and peppermint, while pleasant bitterness crests from swallow to soft swallow. Even if you’re not aiming to curb your gluten intake this year, this
is a beer worthy of fridge space.
Pair it with: Robust GF dishes like rich, creamy broccoli-cheddar soup or a spicy plate of hot wings.