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Holiday season is not always the most fun when you are gluten-free. Big family get-togethers, potlucks, stuffing, gravy, and of course…desserts.  Luckily with New Planet Beer you are now able to partake in the drinking festivities, and with the great recipe below you’ll be able to enjoy a common Thanksgiving treat with an extra gluten-free twist.

3R Raspberry Ale Cranberry Sauce

  • 1 (12 oz.) bag whole cranberries
  • 1 cup New Planet 3R Raspberry Ale
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • A few cloves
  • Zest from one orange
  • Pinch salt

Gluten Free BeerIn a large saucepan, add 3R Raspberry Ale, sugar and salt and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved, about 4 minutes. Add the honey, zest, cinnamon, cloves and cranberries; reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer until the cranberries have popped and the sauce has thickened, about 15 minutes. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.

Cheers to a  wonderful Thanksgiving!

New Planet Beer Wins Bronze Medal in the Gluten-Free Division at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival.

BOULDER, Colo. (September 22, 2010) – Boulder-based beer company, New Planet Beer won a bronze medal in the gluten-free division at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). The bronze medal was awarded to their 3R Raspberry Ale, a fruity twist on another fan favorite, Tread Lightly Ale.

“This is a real honor to be awarded a bronze medal as we pride ourselves on being a trusted gluten-free beer. This award only amplifies our commitment of providing the best tasting, certified gluten-free beer to our customers,” said Pedro Gonzales, New Planet Beer Company’s CEO.

3R Raspberry Ale launched in July of 2010 as a well-balanced ale beer made from fermented sorghum and corn, natural raspberry puree, orange peel, hops, and yeast. Not overly sweet, the Oregon grown fruit puree creates a beautiful body color with a natural raspberry flavor. The beer has 160 calories and is 5% ABV. The suggested retail price for the 22 oz bomber style bottle is $5.99.

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – the 3Rs of waste reduction education are what make up the 3R’s of the 3R Raspberry Ale. As part of New Planet Beer’s mission to do good things for the planet, they will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of 3R Raspberry Ale to non-profit organizations in Colorado who are promoting the Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle educational philosophy.

The Great American Beer Festival remains the largest commercial beer competition in the world with 3,523 beers vying for medals (compared to 3,308 entries in 2009). New Planet Beer competed against 13 other gluten-free beers, including Celia Pale Ale by The Alchemist and Gluten Free by Deschutes Brewery, which took the top two honors.

For more information on New Planet Beer and 3R Raspberry Ale, please visit the website: http://newplanetbeer.com/homepage/

For more information on the winners at the Great American Beer Festival, please view the website at: http://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/the-competition/winners/

About New Planet Beer

New Planet Beer was established in 2008 with a mission is to help everyone to celebrate life with a great tasting beer and to help do great things for the planet. Their certified gluten-free beers are locally crafted by brewers who bring New Planet Beer the great quality and flavor found only in small batches. The company is Colorado-based, family and friends owned and operated and they donate a portion of their proceeds to ecosystem conservation. Future releases of different beer styles, all certified gluten-free, are under development.

New Planet Beer is distributed throughout Colorado by Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC). RNDC is one of the largest distributors of premium wine, spirits and beer in the United States with operations in Colorado and 21 other states.

In mid-August New Planet Beer journeyed to beautiful Telluride, Colorado to participate in the annual Telluride Festival of the Arts Grand Tasting. This event provided New Planet Beer the unique opportunity of sampling our beer to event attendees with refined palates who usually favor wine to beer. Although we participated in such an event with some trepidation, New Planet Beer is pleased to announce that Grand Tasting attendees gave us a warm-welcome and lots of positive feedback. Many people said they enjoyed the refreshing, fruit-forward taste of 3R Raspberry Ale. They also were pleased to learn more about New Planet Beer’s mission to do good things for the planet by donating a portion of proceeds to local environmental restoration and conservation programs. We will look forward to participating in future events in Telluride and are pleased to announce that New Planet Beer can be purchased in numerous locations in the southern part of Colorado. For more information on where to find us in Telluride and the surrounding area, check out the ‘Where to Find Us’ section on our website.

Wheatless Wednesdays at the Sink continues with a delicious menu featuring many gluten-free options and drink specials on 303 vodka and New Planet Beer!  Sample menu offerings include: Certified Angus Beef Top Sirloin Steak with New Planet Ale onion compote on quinoa with chef vegetables, 303 vodka cream and grilled shrimp over brown rice and vegetables, and Grilled gluten free flatbread with aged balsamic, figs, goat cheese and olive oil. Come and enjoy these and other amazing gluten-free food items a great drink specials and receive a free taste of Tread Lightly Ale or Triple R Raspberry Ale.

When: Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 5-7pm
Where: 1165 13th Street Boulder, CO

As members of the Colorado Brewer’s Guild, New Planet Beer had the pleasure of attending the 14th annual Colorado Brewer’s Rendezvous on July 10th in Salida. Organized by the Colorado Brewer’s Guild for member breweries and pubs only, the Rendezvous features only Colorado-made craft beers. With nearly 50 breweries and pubs in attendance and over 75 beers on tap, the Rendezvous featured a beer for every taste, and enough beer to satisfy every one of the festival’s 2500 guests!

New Planet Beer tapped a keg of our new 3R Raspberry Ale and served Tread Lightly Ale from bottles at the Brewer’s Rendezvous. People who sampled our beer commented on it’s drinkability and good taste. If you didn’t attend this year’s Colorado Brewer’s Rendezvous and want to make sure not to miss out on future events and tastings, check out our events page for opportunities to join in the fun with New Planet Beer.

If your store is out of New Planet Beer, don’t worry – we have new stock on the way.

New Planet Beer has some exciting news to share – our beer is going to be brewed in a new and bigger facility! What does that mean? Well, Fort Collins Brewery, who we contract to brew our beer, has upgraded their production facility so they can brew even more beer, which means more New Planet Beer for all of you. In the short term you may experience a shortage of Tread Lightly Ale in this transition, but don’t fret because in August we’ll be back in full stock and ready to serve our fans. After this move you should experience less Tread Lightly Ale shortages in the stores you frequently visit. Don’t forget we just launched 3R Raspberry Ale, so if you don’t see that on the shelves, please let that store know you’d like them to carry the product. It takes fans like you to help gluten-free customers get the selection they deserve. Thanks for all of your support during this transition and we’ll make sure the beer is heavily stocked going forward.

3R Raspberry Ale is great! But… what foods should I pair it with?

At New Planet Beer we really enjoy pairing great food with great beer. In the past we have shared a beer-battered fish and chips recipe with you and plan on continuing the trend of suggesting gluten-free recipes that incorporate or can be served to complement New Planet Beer’s different styles.

The word is spreading about 3R Raspberry Ale. Its refreshing and crisp ale-like taste, complemented by pureed Oregon raspberries, makes it the perfect summer treat. But what kinds of foods can be served with 3R Raspberry Ale to deliver maximum flavor and enjoyment? The right pairings definitely bring out the best flavors in both the food and the beer, so smart decisions about what you serve can make you the life of the party. We researched suggested food pairings for beer styles similar to our 3R Raspberry Ale and here are some of our findings:

  • Fruitier pale ales complement cuts of meat quite nicely. Choose lamb or beef for the best pairing, but other meats will work as well if they are broiled or grilled.
  • Fish and other seafood can be paired as well, but make sure to choose a strong-flavored fish as the pronounced taste of 3R Raspberry Ale might downplay the flavor of a piece of cod or mahi-mahi.
  • Not a meat eater? Consider pairing 3R Raspberry Ale with dessert! Light souffles or chiffon cakes are the top pick when prepared with fruit. Keep desserts light and avoid chocolaty pairings for the best results.

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3R Raspberry Ale: Now in Stores

If variety is what you’re seeking or another refreshing gluten-free beer that is perfect for barbeques, 3R Raspberry Ale is the perfect summer compliment.

3R Raspberry Ale is a Colorado craft brew with a well-balanced ale taste, made from fermented sorghum and corn, natural raspberry puree, orange peel, hops, and yeast. Not overly sweet, the Oregon grown fruit puree creates a beautiful body color with a natural raspberry flavor. The beer has 160 calories, contains 5% ABV and is certified gluten-free.

Find out where to purchase 3R Raspberry Ale

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – the 3 Rs of waste reduction education. By reducing the materials we use, reusing what we already have, and recycling what we did use, we can help promote and protect a healthy environment. New Planet Beer will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of 3R Raspberry Ale to non-profit organizations in Colorado who are promoting the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle educational philosophy.

Learn more about 3R Raspberry Ale

On June  18th, New Planet Beer invited several of our gluten-free fans to Kakes Studios in Boulder for a tasting of some of the new styles that we’ve been working hard to perfect. To start things off, we offered tastes of Tread Lightly Ale, our flagship style. Still a favorite, our patrons enjoyed Tread Lightly Ale’s light and refreshing taste. Next we offered pours of our 3R Raspberry Ale; it was well received and perfect for the warm Boulder day– 3R Raspberry Ale is definitely going to be popular among New Planet Beer drinkers this summer.

Next, we had our tasters enjoy and give us feedback on two styles in the works, an American-style Pale Ale and a European-style Pale Ale. Designed to deliver that hoppy scent and flavor of traditional APAs, our version of the American-style Pale Ale was well received, with the vast majority of our tasters giving us raving reviews. The beer was described as “hoppy”, “delicious”, and “exactly like the APA’s I used to drink”. Our European-style Pale Ale also received some positive reviews and our tasters provided us with a lot of valuable feedback that will help us make improvements to our recipe.

We really value our fan’s feedback so we can continue to make improvements to our gluten-free beers. Keep checking our upcoming events page so you can also have the opportunity to sample New Planet Beer.