Meet The Winner of the C.D.F. VIP Experience:

Congratulations to Michelle!

Michelle entered the Celiac Disease Foundation – Facebook contest to win two free VIP tickets to our National Conference & EXPO with airfare and accommodations provided by CDF Proud Sponsor New Planet Beer.  Michelle is our lucky winner, and we are delighted for her and her husband to attend the Expo,  June 7-8 in Pasadena, CA.

Michelle smiles as she is happy to feel better on the gluten-free diet!

Michelle’s passion for health and wellness, and staying on a strict gluten-free diet will be an inspiration for many.  Michelle shares her story about how she found out she had celiac disease:

I was a middle school teacher for five years, but I left in 2008 because I felt burnt out.  Unknown to me at the time, I had celiac disease,  though I left my job because I thought teaching was taking a heavy toll on my health.

In February of 2010, I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance.  The nurse practitioner that I was seeing at the time gave that diagnosis without testing me.  I struggled with the gluten-free diet.  I felt better almost immediately but found it difficult to not lapse on it.  In August of 2012, my endocrinologist had me tested for celiac disease.  We both thought the test would come back negative, instead it came back a very high positive for celiac disease.  At this revelation, I realized that even a little bit of cheating on a gluten-free diet for me was not okay. I got very serious about maintaining a gluten-free diet and my health has improved tremendously for it.  I write a blog called “My Road to Good Health” about my journey with autoimmune disease (both celiac disease and hypothyroidism) and exercising.

On June 6th, the weekend of the CDF event, my husband and I will celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary.  We currently have two black labs and a cat.  All our pets, past and present are rescued.   We enjoy bicycling and riding our motorcycles.  I also enjoy taking yoga classes, reading and photography.  I turned 50 years young on May 25th.

We are so excited for Michelle and her husband to attend the CDF National Conference and Gluten-Free EXPO!

Cheers!

It is Official! New Planet Beer has received our certification from:

THE LEADING GLUTEN-FREE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The GF logo stands for the independent verification of quality, integrity, and purity of products. Products carrying the GF logo represents unmatched reliability and for meeting strict gluten-free standards. GFCO is the leading gluten-free certification program in the world.

Though we have always prided ourselves on our 100% gluten free status, we are excited to have the backing of the Gluten Intolerance Group and the official certification. 

To read more about this program, click HERE

Our next mission is to get our GMO-Free Certification. All our beers are GMO-free at this time, but we feel that taking the extra steps to independent verification adds a level of trust that is very important to our fans.

 

Check out all our styles of beer HERE.

 

Join us at the “largest nationally recognized gluten-free EXPO open to the public.”

We will be pouring all 6 styles of beer and will also have some fun items to give away.

CDF National Conference & Gluten-Free EXPO: June 7th, 2014

Conference: 7:00am-2:00pm

EXPO: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

America’s #1 Event for Celiac Disease & Gluten-Related Disorders

Speakers include: Alessio Fasano, MD, John J. Zone, MD, and Pamela A. Cureton, RD LDN. Also speaking are Danna Korn, Pamela Guisto-Sorrells, and Lucy Gibney, MD.

CDF Gluten-Free EXPO: Sunday June 8th, 2014

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: Pasadena Conference Center –  300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101

Visit the website HERE.

 

The recipe below was our summer kick-off recipe for Memorial Day Weekend. It is based on a little over a pound of ribs (3 huge ribs) and has rough measurements, but is easily adapted for a larger quantity of ribs. We hope you enjoy:

Beer Braised Ribs

Protein – Pork Country-Style Ribs

BeerNew Planet Pale Ale 

Mix the following rub ingredients in a ziplock bag:

Garlic Powder – Tablespoon

Onion Powder  -Tablespoon

Brown Sugar – 1/2 cup

Kosher salt – Teaspoon

Coffee Grounds – Dessert spoon

Sage & Celery Salt TSP each

Add ribs to ziplock, shake and let them sit for a long as you can be patient.

Quick Grill for marks, then into shallow pan. Heat oven to 225 degrees

– add 1/2 cup of Pale Ale + 1/2 Cup of OJ  – increase liquid based on # of ribs

Cover with foil & cook till ribs fall apart. Use 2 forks to “pull” the pork (shred).

Serve with Rice or Quinoa and some steamed Veggies.

Enjoy

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What:  Gluten and Allergen Free Expo with hundreds of certified gluten-free vendors, resources and, of course, Beer! 

We will be pouring all six styles of beer & we will have coupons too!!

When: April 12th & 13th – 9am to 3pm

 

Where:   The Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center
                  1551 Thoreau Drive North
                  Schaumburg, IL 60173

 

Event Websitehttp://gfafexpo.com/

The South Florida Celiac Support Group will be hosting the Seventh Annual South Florida Gluten Free Expo

When: Saturday, February 15, 2014
 
Full details to be updated soon – Save the Date!
 
 
For more information, please contact
Dr. Ira Gulker
 
 
 
GF expo life
 
What: A Gluten-Free Day Filled with Food, Education and Fun –
AND  100% Gluten-Free Beer – All six New Planet styles
 
 
 
When: March 22nd, 2014 – 11:am till 4:pm
 
Where: The St.Pete Coliseum

535 Fourth Avenue N, St.

Petersburg, FL

 Event Websitehttp://glutenfreeforlifeexpo1.blogspot.com/

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What: Gluten & Allergen Free Expo with great products, information & resources and, of course,  100% Gluten-Free Beer

We will be Pouring – Pale Ale, Amber Ale, Brown Ale, Blonde Ale & Raspberry Ale

When: February 2nd, 2014 – 10am to 3pm

Where: Travis County Expo Center  – Banquet Hall

7311 Decker Lane
Austin, TX 78724
 
 
 

GFAF logo

What:  Gluten and Allergen Free Expo with hundreds of certified gluten-free vendors, resources and, of course, Beer! 

We will be pouring all six styles of beer & we will have coupons too!!

When: January 25-26, 2014 – 9am to 3pm

 

Where:  San Mateo County Event Center

1346 Saratoga Drive

San Mateo, CA 94403

(650) 574-3247

Event Website: http://gfafexpo.com/