New Planet Beer was thrilled to be at Estes Park Brewery last Saturday for the Rocky Mountain Brewfest! Despite the chilly and wet weather, the event had a great turnout. The Rocky Mountain Brewfest featured beers from several Colorado breweries, live music, and great food. We were grateful for the opportunity to dispense samples of Tread Lightly Ale to festival attendees, which made many new fans of New Planet Beer.

Both gluten-free beer drinkers and regular beer drinkers alike showed up to sample New Planet Beer. Many people said that they were pleasantly surprised with the way that Tread Lightly Ale tastes so much like regular beer, despite the use of sorghum and corn instead of wheat. We are glad that our efforts to provide a delicious gluten-free beer are bringing enjoyment to beer drinkers in Colorado.

If you’re sad you missed us at the Rocky Mountain Brewfest, never fear. We will be at the Colorado Brewer’s Festival in Fort Collins on the 26th and 27th of June, sampling our Tread Lightly Ale and debuting our 3R Raspberry Ale. Please come and find us, say hello, and enjoy a cold one, compliments of New Planet Beer!

We are excited to be participating in many beer festivals and other events this summer, including the Rocky Mountain Brewfest, Colorado Brewer’s Festival, and Denver Summer Brewfest. With all of these fun opportunities to sample beers from New Planet Beer and other Colorado breweries, we thought we’d share some of our advice as tenured festival attendees and fellow beer-lovers. To get the most out of a beer festival, follow these simple tips to have an enjoyable beer fest experience:


  1. Eat before the event: satisfying your hunger before you get there will help to lessen the effects of the alcohol in the beers you will be sampling.
  2. Stay hydrated: staying hydrated will help to minimize the effects of the heat and sun. Plus, sipping water between tastings will help to cleanse your palate so you can savor the individual characteristics of each brew.
  3. Use sunscreen: in the spirit of outdoor events, remember to apply sunscreen before arriving. If you plan on staying more than four hours, you should reapply throughout the day.
  4. Visit your top brewery selections first: research the breweries attending and sample your top selections first. The more samples you taste, the more fatigued your palate will become and the less likely you’ll taste all of the complexities and differences that make each brew great.
  5. Learn about the beers and breweries: to get the most out of your attendance, make your tastings educational experiences. Ask the staff questions, learn how they brew their beer and what makes them different from everyone else.
  6. Don’t be afraid to try new things: Beer festivals will often give you the opportunity to try beers you’ve never sampled before. So don’t be afraid to enjoy that smoked porter, farmhouse ale, hoppy IPA or our specialty– gluten-free beer. You never know when you’ll find a new favorite.

Check out our events section for the most up-to-date listing of fun festivals and events that New Planet Beer will be participating in. Come see us, say hello and try our gluten-free beer – Tread Lightly Ale and 3R Raspberry Ale.

Remember to be responsible and have fun!

Gadgets for Dear Old Dad On June 2nd, New Planet Beer made it’s first TV appearance on the morning coverage of Channel 9News. If you were busy sleeping, you can still read and watch what they had to say on 9NEWS.com. 9NEWS thought Tread Lightly Ale would be a great “gadget for dear old dad,” for this Father’s Day and so do we! Share your comments and reviews of Tread Lightly Ale so more dads can appreciate its great, fresh (and healthy) taste.

New Planet Beer works with the Fort Collins Brewery to brew their certified gluten-free beer recipe. With Fort Collins Brewery’s dedication to detail, they are able to properly prepare every batch that meets our 100% gluten-free guarantee. To learn more about the certification process, visit Gluten-Free Beer.

Who is the Fort Collins Brewery and what do they do? Simply put (but most importantly) they’re a family owned business that has more than seven years of hands-on craft brewing experience. The hopes and aspirations of the Fort Collins Brewery is to move closer to the heart of Old Town Fort Collins, create a spot for their own complete with restaurant and tasting room. But, for now they’re satisfied with seven full time brews and an award winning portfolio of seasonal and special release beers (just some of their awards are medals at the Great American Beer Festival, U.S. Open Beer Championship, Craft Lager Festival and the U.S. Beer Tasting Championship and more to come in the future…) When the guys at Fort Collins Brewery aren’t brewing they’re busy reaping the fruits of their labor at beer festivals like the Boulder Beer & Music Festival.


Logo of Boulder County CeliacsIn support of our friends with Celiac Disease, New Planet Beer conducted a tasting at the Boulder County Celiac Chapter’s monthly meeting on April 21st at the Left Hand Grange Hall. The agenda included a great discussion on travelling gluten-free and sampling the delicious gluten-free pizza and pretzels from Its All Good- Gluten Free Patisserie, an up-and-coming gluten-free bakery in Boulder, CO. And what is a perfect beverage for pizza? We know,  New Planet’s Tread Lightly Ale. The members of the Boulder County Celiacs Chapter seemed to agree with us as complements on Tread Lightly’s taste and drinkability flowed freely. Drew Carrol even pronounced, “Out of all of the gluten-free beers, New Planet Beer is my favorite!” We’d like to send a big “thank you: to the members and organizers of the Boulder County Celiac Chapter for hosting us.

Watch what Tiffany Jackobowski, President of the Boulder County Celiacs, has to say about Tread Lightly Ale.