After a long day of skiing there are few things that sound more delicious and rewarding than a nice juicy burger and an ice-cold beer. For those of us that are gluten-free, eating on the mountain can be a rather arduous task.

Some mountains are expanding their menu with more gluten free options. At Two Elk Lodge on Vail Mountain, they have labeled all gluten-free options and even have gluten-free brownies!

We have compiled a list of gluten-free friendly ski snacks to help those out who don’t want to stop ripping the pow just to have a bite to eat. These snacks are easy to pack and can easily be eaten on the chair.

Justins Nut Butter

Take your pick, from honey peanut butter, to maple almond butter, or even chocolate hazelnut butter, Justins has you covered while on the slopes. All flavors come in jars, and most come in convenient squeeze packs that fit perfectly in a pocket. Pair with an apple, celery, or some crackers and you have a protein packed snack. Make sure to kneed the squeeze pack first, as they can become very cold while skiing.


Larabars are a great source of energy and protein packed into a wonderful little bar. There are tons of flavors, and they are made from fresh and natural ingredients. Pick them up at your local health food store.

Corn Tortilla Wrap

A great little pick-me-up and easy to make. Take a gluten-free corn tortilla throw down your favorite condiments, hummus, turkey, avocado and roll it up. They are simple to put together and delicious. They are easy to put in a pocket as well, although they tend to crush easier upon impact.

New Planet Beer

Maybe not the easiest to pack in your ski coat, but if you are skiing in Colorado there’s a good chance that the ski lodge offers New Planet Beer. To be sure, check out our Beer Locator. Type in the zip code of the ski resort and see if the lodge shows up in the list.

What’s your favorite Gluten-Free ski snack?  Have you found any Gluten-Free friendly on-mountain restaurants?  Tell us!

In honor of National Pizza Week, New Planet Beer wanted to make sure our fans were fully equipped to celebrate. Enjoy this gluten-free pizza recipe from our friend Carol Fenster, author of Gluten-Free 101 (Savory Palate, 2010) and the online weekly cookbook and meal planning service at

Pizza just naturally goes with beer. This easy gluten-free crust will please the most discriminating palates and can be served to everyone, whether they’re gluten-free or not. Use whatever toppings you like. The sauce is especially good for gluten-free pizza because it is quite thick and won’t make the crust soggy.

Makes a 12-inch pizza


  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm milk of choice (110 degrees)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown rice flour, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar


  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Your favorite pizza toppings


Combine ingredients in small saucepan. Simmer 15 minutes. Makes about 1 cup—enough for 12-inch pizza.


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm milk for five minutes. In food processor, blend all crust ingredients, including yeast mixture, until soft dough forms.
  2. Put mixture on greased 12-inch nonstick (gray, not black) pizza pan. Liberally sprinkle rice flour onto dough; then press dough into pan with hands, continuing to dust dough with flour to prevent sticking. Make edges thicker to contain toppings.
  3. Bake pizza crust 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Add sauce and toppings to crust. Bake another 20 to 25 minutes or until top is nicely browned. Cool, then cut into 6 slices and serve.

After many months fiddling with a clunky beer locator, we found a new and improved upgrade. Now you can easily find your favorite style of New Planet Beer. Not only can you type in your zip code and see what store or restaurant is closest to you, but you can also see which beers they offer. Follow these simple steps.

  1. Select Locate Beer
  2. Insert your Colorado address or zip code (For example: “Denver CO”, or “80206″)
  3. View the map pins or see the list of locations below the map
  4. Select a location
  5. Enjoy New Planet Beer!

New Planet Beer fans are a pivotal component of our marketing scheme. Word of mouth is our greatest advertising tool to spread the word about New Planet Beer and increase public awareness of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.  We know, and want to acknowledge, the role that word of mouth has played in the success of New Planet Beer.

Send us a photo of where you have taken New Planet Beer. We want to see how far our beer travels, the bluest seas, the highest mountains, and the snowiest of ski slopes. Or, take our beer to the University of Miami’s football game like Kiah Barrette did.

Your pictures will be featured on the New Planet Beer website and facebook. Each month we’ll draw a lucky traveler to win free New Planet Beer!

Send photos to

Help us continue to spread the word about our beers!

Gluten Free BeerThe first part of the year brings football craziness. The NFL Playoffs start this weekend, the College National Championship is held on Monday, January 10th and the Super Bowl is on Sunday, February 6th. Don’t be on the sidelines without your gluten-free football watching essentials. Here are 10 gluten-free munchies to add to your shopping list.

  1. The Gluten-Free Bistro Pizza
  2. Corn tortillas with hummus, black bean dip or salsa
  3. Smoked salmon on rice crackers
  4. Edamame
  5. Air popped popcorn mixed with garlic salt and pepper
  6. Mix a bowl of trail mix – raw cashews, raisins, almonds, hazelnuts, dark chocolate chips
  7. Honey crisp apple slices and peanut butter
  8. Sliced deli meat and avocado on a brown rice tortilla
  9. Baked sweet potato with ricotta and sauteed chard or spinach
  10. New Planet Beer – Tread Lightly Ale or 3R Raspberry Ale

Tell us who you are cheering on and why and have a chance of winning a sample of our new beer out later this month – Off Grid Pale Ale.  Leave your comment below. Please limit one comment per person.

New Planet Beer is pleased to announce our selection of BottleHood as the “Doing Good Things for the Planet” 3R Raspberry Ale 2011 partner. BottleHood is an innovative producer of repurposed glassware based in San Diego, CA with an office in Boulder, Colorado. BottleHood collects wine, liquor and beer (yes actual New Planet Beer bottles from local restaurants like Salt and Happa Sushi) and repurposes them into juice glasses, tumblers, vases, light fixtures and jewelry.

“We selected BottleHood because of their direct environment and community impact. The company keeps glass out of local landfills, creates a significant number of local jobs and gives neighborhood retailers the opportunity to sell locally produced products.” said Seneca Murley, New Planet Beer co-founder.

The only twist in our selection of BottleHood is that they are a for-profit company, and our grantmaking to date has been aimed at non-profit organizations. New Planet Beer has commissioned BottleHood to take 3R Raspberry bottles and repurposed them into glass tumblers with our logo on it. We are then going to donate the tumblers to Colorado based non-profit organizations for their silent auction fundraisers. Included on our list for donations are Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (who is our Tread Lightly Ale 2010 and 2011 partner), the Colorado Recycling Association, High Country Conservation, EcoCycle and others.

The 3 “R’s” in 3R Raspberry Ale stand for Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Our partnership with BottleHood provides an opportunity for an additional meaning: reclaim, repurpose and reuse.

BottleHood’s products can be found online at BottleHood is offering New Planet Beer Fans a 5% discount (enter NewPlanet into the coupon line on their website).

To help New Planet Beer fans toast in the New Year, BottleHood has donated two brown beer glass tumblers to give away to our readers. To win please leave a comment describing how you reduce, reuse or recycle below or on Facebook.