Thanks to our friends at The Gluten Free Bistro for creating a tasty Gluten-Free Battered Coconut Shrimp Recipe made with New Planet Beer. Best served with an ice cold Tread Lightly Ale, 3R Raspberry Ale or Off Grid Pale Ale on the side.


  • 24-28 Large shrimp, peeled and deveined (or bite-sized chicken breast pieces)
  • 1/2 cup Bistro Blend gluten free all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cups Tread Lightly Ale
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar (or slightly more to taste)
  • 2 cups medium shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • Coconut or Canola Oil for frying (enough for shrimp to be just covered in a Dutch oven or other deep pot)

Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (I used Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce)


  1. Mix marmalade, mustard, honey, and hot sauce in a small bowl and refrigerate.
  2. Mix coconut and sugar in a small bowl.
  3. Whisk together the eggs, gluten free flour, gluten free beer, and baking powder in a medium bowl.
  4. Dredge each shrimp in the beer-batter mixture, then the coconut.  Place dredged shrimp on parchment paper on large plate or cookie sheet and chill in refrigerator for 30 min to 45 min.
  5. Heat enough oil to allow shrimp to be covered in a deep pot.  Then place shrimp in oil, 5 to 8 at a time, for 3 minutes, or until dark golden.
  6. Using tongs to remove, drain shrimp on paper towel.
  7. Serve with prepared dipping sauce.


New Planet Beer is excited to open it’s first online retail account! carries all three styles of New Planet Beer – Tread Lightly Ale, 3R Raspberry Ale and Off Grid Pale Ale. Buy a single beer or a 12-pack sampler. The perfect gift for the gluten-free beer drinker or for yourself.

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Tread Lightly Ale – is a smooth and well-balanced “Pilsner like” style ale with citrus tones and light in body and color. Tread Lightly Ale is made from sorghum and corn extract, orange peel, hops, and yeast.Tread Lightly supports trail restoration.

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3R Raspberry Ale – our award winning raspberry fruit ale has just the right balance of fruit flavor and aroma. 3R Raspberry Ale is made from sorghum and corn extract, natural raspberry puree, orange peel, hops, and yeast. ‘3R’ supports Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – the 3R’s of waste reduction education.

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Off Grid Pale Ale – is a wonderful interpretation of the classic pale ale style. It has a distinctly deep amber color and great character and body. The three varieties of hops provide a wonderful aroma and a citrus and spicy hop flavor. Made from sorghum and brown rice extract, tapioca maltodextrin, caramel color, molasses, hops, and yeast. Off Grid Pale Ale supports alternative energy efforts.

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Kick Off the Summer and Celebrate Celiac Awareness Month Gluten-Free Style with Local GF Pizza and Beer!

The Gluten Free Bistro and New Planet Beer will be celebrating Celiac Awareness Month at Lucky Pie ( in Louisville, CO, Saturday May 14th from 3-6 with samples, giveaways and a chance to win copies of Elana Amsterdam’s new book, Gluten-free Cupcakes. Celiac disease and gluten intolerance are now being better diagnosed and treated due to the heightened awareness created by education and events like this one.  Please come join us for food, fun and information sponsored by these great local gluten-free companies.

  • The Gluten Free Bistro will be handing out samples of their delicious pizza cooked to perfection in Lucky Pie’s oven and they will have gift baskets full of their delicious products for raffle prizes. Be sure to stop by and meet Julie McGinnis, MS, RD who will be available to answer all your questions about celiac disease and gluten intolerance.  In addition, The Gluten Free Bistro will be donating a percent of their sales this month from pizza sold at Lucky Pie to the Boulder County Celiacs Group in honor of Celiac Awareness Month.
  • New Planet Beer will be sampling out their new Off Grid Pale Ale gluten-free beer. Off Grid Pale Ale is a wonderful interpretation of the classic pale ale style. It has a distinctly deep amber color and great character and body. New Planet Beer will be giving away t-shirts and other goodies to celebrate the day.
  • Get there early for giveaways of Elana Amsterdam’s new book “Gluten-Free Cupcakes”!

Eat, Drink and Be Merry!


In honor of Celiac Awareness Month, Founder of New Planet Beer, Pedro Gonzalez, shares his tips for a speedy recovery from gluten overload. Share these tips with someone who has been newly diagnosed with a gluten sensitivity or with someone who could benefit from knowing what it means to live gluten-free. Please share additional tips in the comment field.

10 Tips to a Speedy Recovery:

  1. Keep your gluten-free diet simple and healthy… bring it down to the basics. You’ll lose weight and feel better faster.
  2. Read the ingredients of everything before eating it. Soon you’ll know what’s safe and what isn’t. Even if a product says ‘gluten-free’ doesn’t always mean it’s 100% gluten-free. Read carefully.
  3. When dining out …dine at restaurants that are known for great customer service. They’ll go out of their way to get an answer on any kind of dietary restriction.
  4. When dining out on a budget… if you are a meat eater go to a steak house which can provide you with well cooked meats, potatoes and a salad. If you are a vegetarian or a vegan go to a Thai restaurant or a healthy salad bar.
  5. When traveling by plane pack ahead because there’s a greater risk of being exposed to gluten. Fresh cut carrots, celery and Justin’s peanut butter packs make good traveling snacks. Kind bars and Lara bars are great too. Did you know that most peanuts provided by the airliners are coated with wheat and sugar? Read the ingredients next time they land on your tray table!
  6. If traveling away from your hometown research the restaurants that you want to try ahead of time. Also, don’t be shy about bringing snacks along with you.
  7. Eat less…drink more water, which is good for everyone. A New Planet Beer is safe to drink too, we test every batch!
  8. Cheating on gluten does not work. For most of us a 1 part per million dose of gluten is enough for a reaction. It’s not worth the risk. It will set you back, so stay the course.
  9. Incorporate probiotics and plenty of flax seed with breakfast. This will provide healthy bacteria and fiber to your digestive track.
  10. Exercise as soon as you get over any fatigue…it will help get you stronger. Strength builds strength!

There are a number of Celiac groups out there, look up your local chapter and start connecting with people in your community. You’ll be surprised how many people have gluten sensitivities and what great advice they have to share. Just like anything new, it takes time to get adjusted, so stay as positive as possible and enjoy the benefits of good health.