Join New Planet Beer in a gluten-free beer tasting at Top Liquors in Tempe, Arizona. Trial all three styles of our gluten-free beer – Tread Lightly Ale, 3R Raspberry Ale and Off Grid Pale Ale. Taste your first gluten-free beer, or if you’re already a gluten-free beer drinker, we promise you won’t be disappointed. New Planet Beer is available for purchase at Top Liquors and Sun Devil Liquors.

What: New Planet Gluten-Free Beer Tasting

Where: Top Liquors, 403 W University Dr.Tempe, AZ 85281

Date: April 21, 2011 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We’ll see you there!

A gluten-free pub crawl may be wishful thinking, but wouldn’t that be fun! Now that the weather is getting nicer and the evenings longer, we thought it would be a great time to introduce some of the unique Denver pubs that offer New Planet Beer. Enjoy an evening out on the town, or create your own pub crawl with these three great locations:

Falling Rock Taphouse

Home to more than 200 rotating taps, Falling Rock Taphouse is a beer giant in Denver. While the taps are ever-changing, you can always get a cold gluten-free Tread Lightly Ale at Falling Rock. The Taphouse features a large outdoor patio with ample seating for sunny days as well as a fleet of pool tables and dart boards in the basement. Upon entering the Falling Rock Taphouse, you’ll immediately notice the 2200+ beer bottles lining the walls. These bottles are, in fact, the personal collection of the manager, Chris. New Planet Beer is proud to be served at the Falling Rock Taphouse, with its vast collection of beers and clear taste for quality. The Taphouse is located at 1919 Blake Street.

Uptown Brothers Brewing Company

Uptown Brothers Brewing Company provides a casual sports bar experience on Capitol Hill and boasts a large beer menu of 32 taps and 61 bottles. With 19 47” HDTVs on location, you’re sure to have a good view of the important sporting events of the day. If sports games aren’t your thing, Uptown Brothers boasts Tuesday Two-fer Trivia nights and the occasional local band on weekends. Uptown Brothers Brewing Company proudly serves cold bottles of Tread Lightly Ale and offers sensational late-night happy hour specials, including $2.00 well-drinks and domestic beers. Uptown Brothers Brewing Company is located at 320 E. Colfax Avenue.

Vine Street Pub

A sibling of Boulder’s eclectic Mountain Sun Pub and Southern Sun Pub, the Vine Street Pub offers all of the same bohemian charm and delicious beer that patrons of the Boulder locations have come to love. Enjoy a gluten-free Tread Lightly Ale on their sunny patio or duck inside for some friendly conversation at the bar.  Loyal fans have awarded the Pub a solid four stars on The Vine Street Pub features an array of entertainment from live music to comedy on Sundays. The Vine Street Pub is located near City Park at 1700 Vine Street.

Turn your gluten-free beer green for Saint Patrick’s Day.

1. Find a store near you that carries New Planet Beer.

2. Purchase Tread Lightly Ale. (the lighter color makes it easier for you to create the perfect shade of green)

3. Purchase green food coloring. (make sure it’s gluten-free)

4. Pour Tread Lightly Ale into a pint glass or beer mug.

5. Add a few drops of green food coloring into your glass and stir. (add more based on the tone of green you are going for)

6. Cheers to the Saint Patrick’s Day and that you can enjoy the fun holiday with a great tasting gluten-free beer.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

It has become easier these days to ensure that your home kitchen is gluten-free friendly, but what about dining out? Being gluten-free shouldn’t mean you’re resigned to a future of only eating at home. If you know what questions to ask, you can still enjoy a great meal at a restaurant. Here are some helpful tips and suggestions to help ensure a healthy and joyful restaurant dining experience:

  • `Pick the Right Restaurant: Many restaurants offer gluten-free menu options. Some locations carry gluten-free items that can be easily substituted. Research via the Web when determining where to eat. If you have questions, call the restaurant before making reservations.
  • Know the Gluten-Free Facts: You’ll likely have to educate your server about what grains to avoid and what steps need to be done to prevent cross-contamination. Be familiar with your gluten-free diet so you can educate the less-informed.
  • Make Sure the Staff is Educated about Cross-Contamination: Call ahead  and ask the server if the gluten-free food is prepared on a dedicated gluten-free surface with dedicated utensils and cooked in a dedicated oven, otherwise you may risk cross-contamination.
  • Don’t Go Too Hungry: The hungrier you are, the more likely you are to make a mistake when confronted with an unfamiliar menu.
  • Bring Your Own Pre-Meal Snack: Many restaurants like to provide bread or chips before your meal arrives. It’s easy to feel left out if your dining companions can enjoy those treats. Instead, bring your own gluten-free pre-meal snacks so you don’t have to sit back and watch everyone eat.
  • Pay Attention to Sauces and Sides: Remember it’s not just the main entree you have to pay attention to. Many sauces and side dishes may be prepared with gluten-containing ingredients, so make sure you are thorough in your questioning about menu items.
  • Talk to the Person Who Knows: When expressing your dietary needs to your server, make sure that he or she understands the importance of being 100 percent certain that there is no trace of gluten in your food. If there’s any concern that your point is not getting across, don’t hesitate to speak to the restaurant manager or head chef. Being clear about your needs is better than getting sick.
  • Be Flexible: If you find that nothing on the menu is gluten-free and there are no substitute options, request some plain fish or meat to be sautéed with vegetables in olive oil. Choosing a simple meal may be a bit less exciting, but it will keep you healthy.

As an informed and careful patron, you can enjoy your restaurant dining experience just as much as your friends without a gluten intolerance. So use these tips to prepare yourself and enjoy a night on the town.

Do you have any tips to add? Leave your tips below.

New Planet Beer is attending their first event outside of Colorado. On April 16, 2011 we’ll be introducing Tread Lightly Ale, 3R Raspberry Ale and Off Grid Pale at the Greater Phoenix Gluten-Free Expo. Sponsored by the Celiac Disease Foundation: Greater Phoenix Chapter

Explore gluten-free living, and learn more about New Planet Beer!

  • Sample and take home a variety of gluten-free products
  • Discover local gluten-free bakeries, restaurants and markets
  • Sign up to win gluten-free baskets packed with goodies
  • Converse with vendors

Cost is $5 per adult; children under 12 are free. Cash only accepted at the door. Upon entry, each attendee will be presented with a bag and a vendor list. Out of courtesy to all guests, it is asked that backpacks and satchels be left at home.

In 2010, over 600 attendees and 37 vendors participated in the expo. This year promises to be even bigger, with an expected 800 guests and 50 vendors.

Visit the event Website for Registration Details »

Saturday, April 16, 2011
10 am to 2 pm

Sheraton Crescent Hotel
2620 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Pick up a ticket at the New Planet Beer Booth and sample New Planet Beer between 12-2PM at the Hotel Bar. See you there!

Living on a gluten-free diet doesn’t mean you have to compromise on creativity or flavor in the kitchen. While it may take more creativity, gluten-free cooking has never been more delicious with the wealth of gluten-free product options that have been emerging over the last few years.

With a hint of spring in the air, our taste buds have started to prefer lighter fare. In that spirit, we have located a delicious seafood marinade recipe from Beer Advocate that tastes divine on a white fish. And the best part about it, you can use a bottle of Gluten-Free Tread Lightly Ale in the marinade to give your meal that light and crisp flavor that you love. So let your inner culinary master loose and enjoy this recipe:

Beer Marinade For Seafood

1 bottle Gluten-Free Tread Lightly Ale

¾ cup fresh lime juice

6 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp powdered chicken stock (such as Swanson Chicken Stock, which is gluten free!)

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce (according to our sources this is naturally gluten free)

1 tsp gluten-free soy sauce (such as San-J brand, which can be found at natural food stores or online at The Gluten Free Pantry)

1 tbsp gluten-free hot sauce

1 tsp ground black pepper

Directions: Whisk all ingredients in medium bowl to blend. Let marinade stand 1 hour before using to marry the flavors. Use marinade when cooking as well for moisture.