Looking for another easy-to-prepare, yummy appetizer for your the Big Game this weekend? Try out this Spinach, Mushroom and Feta Flatbread recipe that The Gluten-Free Bistro shared with us. Serve it with any New Planet Beer and you and  your guests will be all set to watch all the tackles and touchdowns!

Gluten-Free Spinach, Mushroom and Feta Flatbread


  • 10″ Gluten Free Bistro pizza crust OR 1 Gluten Free Bistro dough ball, rolled out and par-baked (according to package instructions). For information, visit www.theglutenfreebistro.com.
  • 7 garlic cloves chopped
  • 3 tbs. olive oil
  • 6 cups of spinach, add more as needed.
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 – 1 cup feta cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Sauté garlic cloves in olive oil for 3 minutes. Add spinach and chopped mushrooms, then cover and cook for 5 minutes. Drizzle olive oil on 1 10” Gluten Free Bistro pizza crust. Add the garlic, mushroom and spinach mix on top of the gluten-free pizza crust. Add the feta cheese, then bake in the oven right on the rack or use a pizza stone for about 12-15 minutes. Use a pizza cutter to cut into square appetizer size pieces, then serve with a New Plant Tread Lightly Ale Beer.

Are you as excited for next week’s big game as we are? New Planet Beer is teaming up with Glutino to give away gluten-free football goodie baskets! To enter*, comment below with your predictions on whose going to win football’s top honors.

Before you head out to buy your football party shopping list, check out these must have snacks and recipes for gluten-free appetizers that will go great with a bottle of your favorite New Planet Beer – Tread Lightly Ale, 3R Raspberry Ale or Off Grid Pale Ale.


Spinach and Artichoke dip


  • 2 cups shredded gluten-free mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated & divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 roasted garlic cloves
  • One 14 ounce can gluten-free artichoke hearts (in water), drained & chopped
  • 16 ounces gluten-free cream cheese
  • 5 ounces frozen spinach, thawed, drained & chopped
  • One box of Glutino Gluten-Free Original Crackers


Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups mozzarella, 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, sour cream, garlic, pepper, artichoke hearts, cream cheese and spinach. Stir until the mixture is thoroughly blended. Spoon mixture into a 1-1/2 quart-sized baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining parmesan cheese and mozzarella, then bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown on top. Take out of the oven and let cool, then serve with Glutino Gluten-Free Original Crackers.

Recipe adapted from Glutenfreeda’s Recipe Index.


Guacamole dip


  • 2 avocados, peeled
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 jalapeno chile pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 medium cut up tomato
  • 1 T lime juice
  • 1 1/4 t sugar
  • garlic salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, optional
  • Glutino Gluten-Free Original Bagel Chips


Put all of the ingredients in a food processor and process on the pulse setting until blended. If you don’t have a food processor, mix all of the ingredients together with a large fork. Serve dip with Glutino Gluten-Free Original Bagel Chips.

Recipe adapted from Gluten Free Mom.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe
  • 1 16-oz. (or 14-15-ounce) can chilled chickpeas or garbanzo beans, drained
  • Juice from one fresh lemon
  • 2 tablespoons sesame tahini, sunflower seed or nut butter
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, peeled
  • 1/3 cup roasted red peppers (drain if jarred)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or basil, roughly chopped
  • Pinch of sea salt, to taste
  • Glutino Family Bag Pretzel Twists


Put all of the ingredients in a food processor and combine until creamy smooth. Try the mixture, and add olive oil and seasoning to your preference. Serve with Glutino’s Family Bag Pretzel Twists.

Recipe adapted from Gluten Free Goddess.
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Do you have any parties planned for the 2012 Super Bowl? The Gluten-Free Bistro shared one of their pizza favorites – perfect for game day. Pair it with any New Planet Beer and your guests will thank you for the touchdown!

Gluten-Free Mediterranean Pesto Pizza

  • 1 10″ GF Bistro Pizza Crust
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil pesto (see recipe below) or store-bought
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 roma tomato, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbs chopped sun-dried tomatoes (in oil)
  • 1tbs raw pine nuts (lightly toasted)
  • fresh ground pepper (optional)
Preheat oven to 400° F. Spread fresh pesto over entire pizza crust. Top with mozzarella cheese, both tomatoes and toasted pine nuts. Bake directly on middle rack for 13-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly and crust is lightly browned and crispy. Slice and serve with fresh ground pepper.
Fresh Pesto 
  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2/3 cup olive-oil
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated pecorino cheese
Combine the basil, garlic and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the pesto into a large serving bowl and mix in the grated cheese.

What: Celiac Awareness Tour Pittsburgh

When: Saturday January 28th, 2012 9AM-2PM

Where: Double Tree Hilton, 101 Mall Boulevard, Monroeville, PA 15146

Cost: $10, children under 12 are free

Website: http://www.celiacawarenesstour.com/

New Planet arrives in Pennsylvania for our first in state event for the Celiac Awareness Tour in Pittsburgh. The first stop on the Celiac Awareness Tour, this great event features raffles with proceeds donated to local celiac organizations, expert speakers, celebrity chefs preparing delicious gluten-free meals, and products from nearly 50 vendors. New Planet will be there will liquid refreshment to wash down all the great samples so come out and support us and try all three of our awesome beers!

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend in Denver? This Friday, January 27, join New Planet Beer at Winter Brew Fest at Mile High Station!

The festival will feature craft beverages and microbrews from over 45 breweries in Colorado and all over the U.S. as well as other vendors, food, a silent auction, and live music. General admission tickets cost $30 in advance and $35 at the door and get you a souvenir glass and into the festival, which runs from 7 to 10 p.m.

Want to beat the crowd? Consider purchasing VIP tickets ($40 in advance/$45 at the door) so that you can get into the festival an hour earlier! There will be beer and cheese tastings during this limited admittance VIP hour that will run from 6 to 7 p.m.

Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Swallow Hill Music Association, an organization that provides music classes, workshops and private lessons to kids and adults alike.

With its convenient location and the chance to ask brewers from New Planet Beer and other breweries any questions you have about their unique craft beverages, the Winter Brew Festival is the place to be this weekend! We’ll see you there.

Are you looking for a gluten-free recipe that will warm you up on a cold winter day? Whip up one of these gluten-free chilis, grab a New Planet Beer, and you’re all set for a relaxing night in.

Two Bean Beef Crock Pot Chili


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cans precooked beans, drained
  • 3 to 4 cans diced canned tomatoes with liquid (or plain tomato sauce, or mixture of both)
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cumin, approximately 2 teaspoons or to taste
  • Chili powder to taste, approximately 1/4 cup
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, optional
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • Garlic salt, optional
  • Cayenne pepper, approximately 1/2 teaspoon or to taste


  1. In a nonstick skillet, cook onions in olive oil until softened; add to crock pot. Please note that it’s important to cook down onions before adding in tomatoes, which could hamper cooking.
  2. Add in all other ingredients, then break beef up with spoon. Cook on medium-high for 4 to 6 hours or until beef is cooked thoroughly. Stir every so often. Makes approximately 8-12 servings.

Adapted from Jenn’s Menu and Lifestyle Blog.

Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili


  • 2/3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 onions, chopped
  • 2/3 clove garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 lb turkey breast, ground
  • 1/3 lb butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch dice
  • 1/6 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 oz green chilis, chopped
  • 9 2/3 oz petite tomatoes, diced
  • 5 oz kidney beans with liquid
  • 5 1/6 oz white hominy, drained
  • 2 2/3 oz canned tomatoes, sauce
  • 1/3 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/3 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/3 tsp garlic salt


  1. Heat olive oil in large pot over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic; cook and stir for 3 minutes.
  2. Add in turkey, then stir until crumbly and no longer pink.
  3. Add in butternut squash, chicken broth, tomatoes, green chilies, tomato sauce, hominy and kidney beans, then season with chili powder, cumin and garlic salt. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and allow chili to simmer for about 20 minutes, or until squash is tender. Makes approximately 4 servings.

Adapted from Yummly.

What: The Healthy Villi Conference Massachusetts

When: Sunday, January 29th 11:30AM-5PM

Where: MassBay Community College, Wellesley Hills Campus, 50 Oakland St. Wellesley, MA

Cost: $12 for members/$20 for non-members

Website: http://www.healthyvilli.org/

New Planet comes to Massachusetts for the The Healthy Villi conference in late January. The event will feature distinguished keynote speaker, endocrinologist Dr. Harold Rosen, speaking on Celiac Disease and bone health. Additionally, guests will be treated to numerous workshops, cooking classes, and Q&A session, and more than 30 gluten free vendors including the one and only New Planet. Come out and support our first event in Massachusetts and enjoy a great day filled with education and tasty treats.

What: 2012 Denver Winter Brew Fest

When: Friday, January 27th

Where: Mile High Station, Denver, CO (2027 West Lower Colfax Ave 80204)


After another successful run at this summer’s version, New Planet returns to Mile High Station for the Denver Winter Brew Fest.  Featuring over 125 beers, this fantastic event always delivers the fun in one of Denver’s coolest event venues. Benefiting Swallow Hill Music Association, the Fest will will feature excellent beers, food, local vendors, and music from one of Denver’s most promising bands, Kinetix. Right in downtown Denver, this festival is an excellent opportunity for our front-range fans to come support as well as sample beers from over 45 other breweries. Come on out and see us, we’ll be providing gluten-free Glutino pretzels too!

What: CDF South Florida Gluten Free Food Expo

When: February 18th, 11AM-4PM

Where: South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach, FL (9067 Southern Blvd)

Cost: FREE with FREE parking

Website: http://www.cdfsouthflorida.org/

In an effort to increase the awareness and diagnosis of Celiac Disease, and therefore the demand and availability of gluten-free foods, the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) presents the 5th annual Gluten Free Food Expo on Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL from 11AM to 4PM. Admission is FREE…with plenty of FREE parking.

This is Florida’s signature gluten free event of the year with over 3,000 people expected to attend. Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet manufacturers, distributors and retailers and hear them speak on the latest issues regarding Celiac Disease and the gluten-free lifestyle.