Double Seclusion IPA

Double Seclusion IPA

Double Seclusion IPA on tap

Tapping this Friday at 3PM:

Double Seclusion IPA:  Seclusion’s BIG Brother; 80 IBU and 7.7% ABV!

You asked for it and now we have it on tap!

BIG hoppy aromas and nice and smooth!

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What Makes a Beer Gluten Free?

What Makes a Beer Gluten-Free?

Hops Are Gluten FreeMost traditional beer is made from malted barley, wheat or rye that all contain gluten.  So what makes a beer gluten-free?

Alternative Grains

Since, these traditional ingredients are not gluten-free brewers have to be a bit more creative with their selection of ingredients. This means finding alternative gluten-free grains to brew with such as sorghum, millet, buckwheat, amaranth, potato starch, rice, quinoa and corn.

There are a few challenges when brewing with alternative grains outside of just selection of grains.  There is often a lack of nutrients that yeast need to stay healthy and multiply. Also, alternative grains often lack enough internal enzymes to convert the starches to sugars that the yeast in turn can digest and create alcohol. All of these things make creating an alternative grain beer that tastes like a traditional beer style from a malt perspective very challenging.

Hops

Hops and beer go hand-in-hand and happen to be gluten-free.  They are used to add flavor, aroma and bitterness to beer. They contribute a variety of desirable flavors and create balance between the malt with bitterness depending on the style of beer being made. In addition, they are also used as a natural preservative. One thing to keep in mind is the interaction of hops and beer is not always straight forward and this is especially true with alternative grains. For instance, dry hopping with certain hops could add an astringent bitterness rather than an intended increase of hop aroma and flavor.

Gluten Testing

New Planet Gluten-Free beer is certified Gluten-Free. Meaning all ingredients that are sourced are Gluten-Free. In addition, New Planet Brewery performs gluten testing during the process and on the final product to ensure New Planet Beer meets and exceeds FDA Gluten-Free Standards.

 

 

 

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Gluten Free Gallop Guest Runner

Gluten Free Gallop Guest Runner Brittni Hutton

Brittni HuttonTop US Women’s runner and New Planet Beer fan Brittni Hutton will be running in the May 14, 2016 Gluten Free Gallop 5k.  Brittni is a dedicated runner that is also gluten free, look for her in her New Planet Beer Cap but don’t expect to out run her and if you’re a spectator, look quick because she will be a blur.  We are rooting for Brittni to run this 5k in 16 min. flat.

GO BRITTNI !!

Brittni’s Personal Records in 2016

☆ 15K: 54:47 – 2015 Gate River Run 15K

☆ 10K Road: 34:28 – 2015 Bolder Boulder 10k Championships

☆ 10K Track: 34:01 – 2015 Stanford Invitational

☆ 5k Road: 16:10 – *While Racing-2015 USATF Tufts 10k

☆ 5k Track: 16:25 – 2015 Mt. Sac Relays

☆ 3K: 9:25 – 2015 Alex Wilson Invite

☆ Mile (Road): 4:57 – 2015 Pearl Street Mile, Boulder, CO.

 

The Denver-Metro Chapter of the Celiac Support Association is excited to announce our fifth annual Gluten Free Gallop 5k run/walk to raise awareness of Celiac Disease and

gluten related disorders. The Gluten Free Gallop will take place at Clement Park in Littleton, CO on Saturday May 14th, 2016.  This is a fun family, stroller and dog friendly event.

We hope you will join us again for this amazing event!

Kids 12 and under are always free

General registration will run thru May 6th – $30 

Late registration will go thru race day – $35

Also stay up to date on all of the race details at our Gluten Free Gallop Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/GlutenFreeGallop

Features:

 Gluten Free Gallop T-Shirt

Goody Bags with gluten free munchies

Event Timed

Raffle to follow race

Gluten Free snacks to Follow race

Gluten Free Beer

Music

 Kids’ Activities

 Awards

 
 

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Beer and Food Pairing Guide

Beer and Food Pairing Guide

beerandfoodgiude_5.4.16Beer tastes even better when you pair it with good food. In fact, we think beer is actually more food-friendly than wine. This is because of its ability to interact with many food flavors and the complexity of its flavors.

Not sure what type of beer to serve with your meal? Read on and we’ll tell you which brews will go well with your favorite meals.

Grilled food

Grilling season is upon us. Whether you’re making grilled salmon, bratwurst or grilled eggplant, you want to make sure that you stock up on some beers that are well suited for your grilled feast.

Grilled foods are complex. You have char bitterness, dripping fattiness and caramel roastiness. When pairing grilled food with beer, you can never go wrong with brown ale. You want to find a perfectly balanced black or brown ale – nothing too malty, too hoppy or too bitter such as our Gluten Free Brown Ale available on tap. Lagers or refreshingly balanced ale such as New Planet’s Tread Lightly Ale is great paired with pork and red meat burgers.

Pizza

Could there be any better beer and food pairing in the nation besides beer and pizza? If you ordered a large pepperoni pizza, then be sure to have a well hopped ale ready when the delivery guy shows up at your front door or the pizza comes out of the oven. Seclusion IPA is a balanced session IPA with both citrus and tropical notes. New Planet’s Gluten Free Pale Ale with its bright citrusy character would be another good choice.

Oysters

Oysters and stouts have been consumed together for a very long time. Brewers and beer drinkers have discovered that beer is a perfect accompaniment to oysters. It is a match made in heaven. The silky, salty, tender oyster is perfect with the pleasantly smooth balanced black beer. Our Oatmeal Stout on tap and available to take home in one of our mason jars or your personal growler would be a perfect match.

Cheese plates

You can’t just pair any beer with any cheese and expect bliss. Aged Gouda and our Imperial Red Gin Ale (on Tap in our Tap Room) pair well thanks to the Imperials deep caramel flavors, dried dark fruit character and rich malt. Tread Lightly Ale or our Gluten Free Blonde Ale is a great accompaniment if you want to sample a selection of fine fromage and mild cheeses, thanks to its palate-cleansing qualities.

 

 

 

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Spring Flours Gluten Free Gala 5/6/16

Join us at the

Spring Flours – Gluten Free Gala

May 6, 2016

Chicago Cultural Center

 

Spring Flours Event BannerSince 2007, some of Chicago’s best bakers and restaurateurs have gathered each year for an evening featuring gourmet gluten-free cuisine to sell-out crowds. The event is like no other—it allows diners and chefs to interact directly in a shared appreciation of wonderful food and a great cause.

 

This year, New Planet Beer will be among the libations offered at Spring Flours. Be sure to give our gluten free beers a taste as you enjoy the evening!

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May 2016 Events

All May 2016 Events

Raspberry Grapefruit Millet Ale Gluten Free Beer

We look forward to seeing you in person at one of the many events we will be at and supporting this month.

May 6 6-10pm, Chicago, IL

Spring Flours – Gluten Free Gala

May 13 4-6pm, Boulder, CO

Liquor Mart Tasting, Beer on Sale with New Planet staff on hand

May 14 9-129m, Littleton, CO

The Fifth Annual “Gluten-Free Gallop” 5k Walk/Run, New Planet staff on hand

May 20 4-7pm, Boulder, CO

Wholefoods –Beer on Sale with New Planet Staff on hand.

May 27 4-6pm, Longmont, CO

Wyatts–Free Tasting and beer on sale with New Planet Staff on hand

May 28 2:30-7pm, Loveland, CO

Front Range Rally —Free Tasting with New Planet Staff on hand

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Gluten Free Gallop Event 5/14/16

Join Us at the Gluten Free Gallop on May 14, 2016

Gluten Free Gallop eventThe Denver-Metro Chapter of the Celiac Support Association is excited to announce our fifth annual Gluten Free Gallop 5k run/walk to raise awareness of Celiac Disease and

gluten related disorders. The Gluten Free Gallop will take place at Clement Park in Littleton, CO on Saturday May 14th, 2016.  This is a fun family, stroller and dog friendly event.

We hope you will join us again for this amazing event!

Anyone who registers between now and May 1st will be entered to win a $20 gift card to Beau Jo’s Colorado Style Pizza!

Register Now – https://www.RunningGuru.com/Event/GFG

Kids 12 and under are always free

General registration will run thru May 6th – $30 

Late registration will go thru race day – $35

Also stay up to date on all of the race details at our Gluten Free Gallop Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/GlutenFreeGallop

Features:

 Gluten Free Gallop T-Shirt

Goody Bags with gluten free munchies

Event Timed

Raffle to follow race

Gluten Free snacks to Follow race

Gluten Free Beer

Music

 Kids’ Activities

 Awards

 

 

 

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Tips for Better Beer Brewing

Tips for Brewing Better Beer

Beer is undoubtedly the most popular alcoholic beverage in the country. In fact, studies suggest that Americans still prefer a cold brew over a glass of whiskey or wine. With so much love for beer, some even like brewing beer of their own at home.

With the availability of pre-assembled beer brewing kits and the simplicity of brewing ingredients, it seems like you can’t go wrong. The truth is that there are a lot of things that can steer your beer from its intended course.

In the hopes of helping new brewers improve their beer, we gathered some helpful tips from brewing experts. Here are some tips for brewing better beer.

Use fresh ingredients

Creating drinkable beer is just as simple as making soup out of a can, but if you want outstanding beer, then you need to find the freshest ingredients available. Remember, the quality of the beer you produce is dependent on the quality of ingredients that goes into the brew kettle.

Cleanliness is next to godliness

Sanitation is the key to making good beer.  Sterilize all the equipment that comes into contact with your wort after the boil.

Update your equipment

You may have started with an off-the-shelf brewing kit, but if you are planning to turn this into a long-term hobby, then you may want to update your equipment. Upgrading to better equipment is a must if you want better beer brewing results.

For really passionate brewers, we recommend upgrading your boiling kettle to a glass kettle. This will make a big difference in the mash. Later on, you may also want to purchase an auto siphon, better cleaning supplies, an extra burner and a grain crusher.

Use clean water

Clean water is essential in brewing great beer. If you can afford it, use bottled water. If not, be sure to boil the water first. Never use the city’s tap water when brewing as there might be a whole lot of mess floating around in the water that you can’t see. For best results, use the freshest, purest water available.

 

 

 

 

 

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April 2016 Events

Come out and join us!

Brewfest tasting

April 15 4-6pm

At Hazels Liquor Store in Boulder –Beer on Sale with New Planet Staff on hand.

April 16-2-4pm

At Total Beverage Liquor Store in Westminster– Beer on Sale with New Planet Staff on hand.

April 22-7pm

Doors Open At Microbrews for the Environment at Boulder Theater in Boulder–Beer festival and fundraiser with New Planet Staff on hand.

April 22-4-6pm

At Wyatt’s Liquor Store in Longmont –Beer on Sale with New Planet Staff on hand.

April 23-1-6pm

At Hazels Liquor Store in Boulder–Free Tasting and beer on sale with New Planet Staff on hand.

April 29-4-6pm

At Daveco Liquor Store in Thornton–Free Tasting and beer on sale with New Planet Staff on hand.

April 30-3-8pm

At New Planet Taproom in Gunbarrel–Spring Release of Raspberry & Grapefruit Radler $4 pints + Corn Hole Game!

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February 2016 Events

Thank you for your interest.

At New Planet we are always on the run.  This month, we have no scheduled events for employees to spend time with their Valentine.

Check back for events for March.

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