Incredible Edible Gluten Free Food Fair 8-21-16

incredible edibleIncredible Edible Gluten Free Food Fair in Denver Colorado on August 21 2016 from 10 am to 3pm. http://denverceliacs.org/gluten-free-food-fair/

Please join your Denver Celiac Support group for our 10th Annual Incredible, Edible Gluten Free Food Fair on Sunday, August 21st from 10am – 3pm. This will be a great celebration with lots of gluten free vendors who will offer samples of amazing gluten free products. Make sure to check out the fun presentations and food demos going on during the day as well!

New Planet Beer will be one of the Bronze Sponsors!

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Craft Beer Festival 8-20-16

boulder craft beer festivalBoulder Craft Beer Festival in Boulder Colorado on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 12pm to 5 pm. https://www.boulderdowntown.com/craft-beer-festival Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Boulder Craft Beer Festival (August 20, 2016, 1-5 p.m.).  The event brings together the best craft breweries from Boulder County and beyond for a tasting festival, offering attendees samples of Boulder’s best beer.  The festival includes music, lawn games and food for purchase.  Please note: a limited number of tickets are available, the event sold out in its first two years!

Attendees will be able to sample beer from 25 breweries (click here to view the full line-up) while enjoying live music with two-hour sets from indie-folk band The Heartstring Hunters (12:30 – 2:30 p.m.) and Chain Station (3:00 – 5:00 p.m.) high-energy, get ’em out on the dance floor string band. A number of restaurants and local food trucks will be participating in the festival with food for purchase onsite at the event.

There will also be free lawn games available for attendees including ping pong and corn hole.

 

 

 

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Growing Trend Gluten Free Beer

The Growing Trend for Gluten-Free Beer

growing trend gluten free beerIf you’re reading this blog, you’re probably a lot like us: after a long day, or when you’re ready to unwind, very few things sound as good as a great beer. If this describe’s you, don’t worry, you’re not alone: studies show that the average American drinks about 23 gallons or 9 cases of beer annually. Nice.

Like all good things, beer is great in moderation. For those among us who have gluten intolerance and those who are diagnosed with celiac disease, the simple act of enjoying a beer can have more serious consequences. This often includes digestive issues, abdominal pain, joint pain, skin rashes, and may eventually lead to intestinal damage. And that can be a bummer.

What isn’t a bummer, though, is that breweries are recognizing this and are filling kegs, bottles, and cans to provide suitable options to consumers.

As more breweries learn how to craft and produce quality, gluten-free or gluten-reduced ales and lagers, the number of choices of gluten-conscious beers is steadily increasing. In fact, if today you were to attempt to drink a different gluten-free beer every day, you’d be able to drink a unique brew for 60 days…not bad, right?

Here’s the best part: as brewers rise to the challenge of creating quality gluten-free beers, they challenge one another to make these beers as similar to “normal” beers as possible. This means that you can take your friends to one of these breweries and they may not even know that they’re not drinking a beer made with traditional beer ingredients.

New Planet Beer has been at the forefront of this movement since 2009. We strive to make beer that people love and want to drink. We offer a wide array of gluten-free and gluten-reduced beer, giving you a chance to choose something that suits you. So  pick up a six pack and enjoy. Cheers!

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Boulder County Brew Fest 08-05-16

brewers festivalSee you this weekend at the Boulder County Fair Brewers Fest at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont, Colorado on Friday August 5, 2016 from 10 am to 10pm. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-boulder-county-fair-brewers-festival-tickets-24106616539
Welcome to the 2nd annual Boulder County Fair Brewers’ Festival!

All about Boulder County craft brewing, for you, craft brewing fans.  Beer, cider, & mead.  Because Boulder County has been in the business of craft brewing since 1979 (commercially with Boulder Beer), and now boasts more than 60 awesome destinations, from Louisville to Longmont, Niwot to Nederland, we have a lot to pack in!  Add to it several canning and bottling companies, many agricultural producers, tons of great merchandisers, events, destinations, and of course thousands of awesome folks that bring all this to you and make Boulder County the “Napa Valley of Beer”.

This year we are serving up 30 of our local craft brewers, 5 local musicians, food from great local foodies, all in one great session!  Come join us, and be able to brag to your friends that you came the first year. Breweries coming include (but are NOT limited to):  300 Suns, Bootstrap, Front Range, GroBen Bart, Left Hand, Oskar Blues, The Post, Pumphouse, Sanitas, Shoes & Brews, SKEYE, 12Degree, J Wells, West Flanders, Wild Cider, & more!

Boulder County Fair, going strong now for 145 years, recognizes that the craft brewing industry is a very special part of our community.  We are really excited about this new event added to the Boulder County Fair, and hope you check them out before or after the festivities at the Brewers’ Festival.

We have 2 great sessions on deck for you:

– Friday, August 5th:  5-10PM (VIP), 6-10pm (General)

Music Line-up:

– Friday Session:  Mojomama, Interstate Stash Express

Food from:

– Knock on Wood, Suburban Weiner, & more!

 

Tickets are just $25 in advance, $30 at the door, to have a great new experience at the Boulder County Fair!

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Summer Brew Fest 7-22-16

summer brew festNew Planet Beer is a proud sponsor of the Summer Brew Fest in Denver Colorado on Friday July 22 from 7pm to 10 pm.  This event is sold out. http://denverbrewfest.com/summer/index.html  6-7 pm VIP Power Hour!

$45 advance/$55 day of event Friday/Saturday includes General Admission

Purchase VIP Tickets Here NOW 2-Days! Friday &/ Saturday

Get first taste of great brews with this exclusive, limited admittance VIP hour with special MouCo cheese sampling and Weldwerks beer pairing

– Don’t miss out!

7-10 pm General Admission

$35 advance/$45 day of event Friday/Saturday

Day of tickets available online until 4:00pm. Cash only at door.

Purchase GA Tickets Here

Cool down with unlimited tastings of some of the best brews available – souvenir glass included!

 

 

 

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Kyle’s Brew Fest 7-14-16

Kyle's Brew FestJoin New Planet Beer at Kyle’s Brew Fest in Denver Colorado on Thursday July 14 2016 from 5pm – 9pm. https://www.facebook.com/kylesbrewfest/ Kyle’s Brew Fest – Official SCI Red Rocks Preparty

Kyle Hollingsworth Band & special guests benefiting Conscious Alliance Thurs. July 14 | Great Divide Brewing Co. – RiNo Location | DENVER, CO

5:00 – 9:00pm MT
Doors/Beer: 5pm
Show: 5:30pm
Outdoors at Great Divide Brewing Co. at Barrel Bar (RiNo) 1812 35th St, Denver, CO 80216
Buy Tickets Here – Early Bird on Sale Fri., May 20, 10am https://modtickets.com/Mod/Tickets/Tickets.aspx?id=1924
Tickets $25 early bird // $30 advance // $35 day-of-show – All proceeds benefit Conscious Alliance

Ages 21+

Presented by Fresh Baked Dispensary and Great Divide Brewing Co.

Sponsored by Openvape

Tickets include:
-Exclusive performance: Kyle Hollingsworth Band & very special friends
-Limited edition Kyle’s Brew Fest commemorative drinking vessel (first 1,000 ticket-holders into festival)
-Tasting from more than 30 craft breweries
-An opportunity to bid at the Silent Auction (featuring rock memorabilia from the scene’s favorite artists, among other items)
-Food available for purchase

Buy Tickets Here: bit.ly/KBFtixDENVER2016

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Steers and Beers 5k event 7-9-16

New Planet Beer will be at the Steer and Beers Beer Festival in Colorado Springs Colorado on Saturday July 9 2016 from 11am to 8pm. http://www.steersandbeersbrewfest.com/

Steers and Beers event

Steers and beers event

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4 Reasons Drinking Beer is Good for You

4 Reasons Drinking Beer is Good for You

4 Reasons Drinking Beer is Good for You

A stout or a hearty porter is the perfect beverage to keep you warm on a cold winter night. A cold lager is refreshing on a summer afternoon.

Drinking beer is one of the things that many of us enjoy. Did you know that there are tons of reasons to love a good brew?

Here are 4 reasons drinking beer is good for you:

  1. Fights cancer

You may think that it’s better to crack open a bottle of wine at the end of the day, but you’ll be better off with a bottle of beer. Researchers from Germany have discovered that beer can help prevent cancer.

Xanthohumol is a potent antioxidant that inhibits cancer-causing enzymes. This is found only in hops. This flavonoid can block excessive estrogen and testosterone; thereby, potentially reducing the risk for breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men.

  1. It’s good for your bones

Studies suggest that dark, hoppy ales can increase your bone density. In fact, moderate beer consumption is said to help fight osteoporosis.  This is because they have a significant amount of silicon which contributes to bone and connective tissue health.

  1. Keeps the heart happy

High blood pressure can be linked to a wide variety of diseases. Research suggests that beer can help lower a person’s risk of hypertension. According to a group of researchers from Harvard, moderate beer drinkers are less likely to suffer from high blood pressure as compared to non-drinkers. In addition, it also reduces the risk heart attack and death from cardiovascular disease.

  1. It keeps your kidneys healthy

According to a study that was conducted by a group of Finnish researchers, regular beer consumption can lower a man’s risk of developing kidney stones by up to 40%. Since beer is considered to be a diuretic, beer drinkers are expected to have more frequent trips to the bathroom, which aids in keeping kidneys functioning properly.

Keep, in mind, though, that beer should only be drank in moderation. Cheers to your health!

Resources:
Beer fights cancer – http://www.upi.com/Cancer-fighting-agent-found-in-beer/58871199121767/

Beer is good for the bones – http://www.webmd.com/osteoporosis/news/20100208/beer-for-better-bones

Beer keeps the heart healthy – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3584448/A-beer-day-keeps-heart-attack-bay-one-reduces-risk-disease-quarter.html

Beer keeps your kidneys healthy – Beer & Kidney Stones | Nutrihealth.in

 

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Seclusion IPA

New Planet Beer’s Seclusion IPA

Seclusion IPAColorado is widely recognized as the Mecca of the craft brew industry. It leads the nation in terms of innovation and taste. One particular area in craft beer that people are noticing is that there is the lack of gluten-free or gluten-reduced options available in the market.

A large segment of the population is intolerant to gluten or is trying to reduce the amount of gluten in their diet. As a result, they avoid drinking beer that contains gluten. The good news is that New Planet Beer is offering both gluten-free and gluten-reduced beer, and seclusion IPA is the latter.

It is certainly not an easy task to brew gluten-free beer. What’s equally challenging is to produce gluten-free or gluten reduced beer that is the same malty, carbonated beverage Americans have come to love. New Planet Beer is passionate about providing everyone with a good brew whether they are gluten sensitive or not.

New Planet Brewery entered Seclusion IPA into the Denver International Beer Competition in 2015where it won a gold medal in the Gluten-Reduced Category.

Seclusion IPA is brewed with barley which does contain gluten. New Planet Beer uses a special process to remove the vast majority of gluten from the finished product, while still retaining its beer character.

The taste and mouthful is where Seclusion IPA really excels. It has a light breadiness balanced with tropical fruit, citrus and floral character. It is robust and aromatic with just the right amount of bitterness. The color is a light copper and has the perfect level of carbonation to aerate those complex flavors and aromas which it contains. It has a light and fluffy white head that persists to the end.

Because of Seclusion’s bold and complex nature, it is best paired with foods such as grilled steak with a caramelized crust, salty or fried snacks, Mexican fajitas or Indian curries.

 

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Are Hops Gluten Free round 2

Are Hops Gluten Free?

Are Hops Gluten Free?Are hops gluten free?  We will answer that question in a moment.

A lot of people may think that there isn’t anything special about a hop plant. It doesn’t have a lot of uses, it only pops out valuable flowers once a year and is susceptible to pests and diseases.

It turns out, this plant possesses many health benefits.  It is used as an aid for insomnia, anxiety and other sleep disorders. Because of its antibacterial properties, they are also used in skin creams and lotions. Most importantly, hops play a huge role in the production of one of America’s well-loved beverage . . .beer.

What are hops?

Hops are the cone-like flowers of a female climbing plant in the cannabis family. At the base of the petals, you’ll find a gland that produces tiny yellow globules called lupulins. These contain the resins and essential oils that are so prized by brewers.

Hops are one of the basic ingredients in beer. Beer wouldn’t be beer without hops. They are extensively used in brewing due to the bitterness, flavor and aroma they impart with in the beer. It balances the sweetness of malt with bitterness and provides complex flavors and a refreshing finish.

During the 18th century, brewers began transporting ales to India. After fermentation, hops were added directly to the cask to preserve the beer and keep it fresh over the several months of voyage to India. By the end of the journey, the beer had acquired the flavor and aroma of hops. This was how the India Pale Ale was developed.

 Are Hops Gluten Free?

Beer is made using yeast, grain, water and hops. In case you’re wondering, yes, hops are gluten free. The gluten in most beers usually comes from grains that are used in the brewing process such as barley, wheat and rye.

Gluten free beer is relatively new in the world of brewing. In fact, only a handful of brewers from around the world are producing 100% gluten-free beer – New Planet Beer being one of them.

 

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