Blonde Ale

Light and refreshing ale with mild citrus notes and a crisp clean finish.

New Planet Blonde Ale

Ingredients Water, millet, gluten-free oats, maize (non-gmo blue corn), hops and yeast.
Hops Sterling
ABV 4.5%
IBU 15
Food Pairings Given the Blonde Ale’s more straight-forward taste profile, lighter foods pair best. Try: light, nutty cheeses (such as Monterey Jack); grilled chicken, salmon, or bratwurst; fish or shrimp tacos; anything with citrus.
Awards 2012 World Beer Championships: Gold/90 pts

Read about what our customers are saying about the Blonde Ale:

Just tried the beer a couple days ago, and we have found a new beer!!! My boyfriend has ditched New Grist for it, and I’m gonna drink New Planet now instead of Bards!!! I can’t wait until the raspberry and other flavors come out! ~ Amber Garcia, Lafayette, CO

Gluten-free beer that tastes Gluten-free-free. I give it an 11. Honest to god, I get lucky, sometimes. When I was a child I managed to watch Spinal Tap without anyone having told me it was fake. And I recently managed to drink down a couple New Planet Beers before reading the label or box and realizing they were gluten-free. So, in a blind taste test, I can personally attest to New Planet Beer being not only healthful and micro/local, but just about as good as any “real” conventional beer—and way healthier. ~


  1. GFbeer says:

    What area/zip code are you in Mac?

  2. Mac says:

    Only four stores carry the Blonde Ale in my area and all 4 have been out for weeks now. Any idea what’s going on?

  3. GFbeer says:

    Hi Jan,

    We put that information on each label. For both the Blonde and the Raspberry the total grams of carbohydrates is 17. Thanks for checking.

  4. Jan says:

    How many carbs are in the blonde and rasberry

  5. GFBeer says:

    As our beers are Sorghum based, there can be a slight “cider-like” note to the finish of our Blonde Ale.

  6. Blond Ale says:

    Is there any strange after taste with gluten-free beer?

  7. GFBeer says:

    As we have moved toward all NON_GMO ingredients some of our caloric information has changed. Blonde is 179 cal, and our Raspberry Ale is now the lowest at 160 cal.

  8. Melissa Morrell says:

    Do you still make a beer that is 120 calories? I first tried looking for Tread Lightly but could not find it. Then I see your website has Tread Lightly renamed as Blonde Ale. But the Blonde Ale in our stores is 179 calories.

  9. GFBeer says:

    Our formulas did not change with the package change. Same great taste, just a brand new look 🙂

  10. Gayle Hardine says:

    You have new names for two of your beers: “Tread Lightly Ale” – Blonde Ale, and “Off the Grid” – Pale Ale. I’ve had these before, so I’m wondering if you’ve changed the formulas too.


    Gayle Hardine

  11. Debra Rothermel says:

    I just moved from Albuquerque, NM to The Villages, FL and was glad that I got your newsletter. I am happy to see that I can purchase my New Planet here.

    Wish you had kept the cool names Off Grid and Tread Lightly. The label could say Tread Lightly Blonde Ale.

  12. GFBeer says:

    The Blonde and the Tread Lightly Ale are the same beer, we have just transitioned to new package. The calorie listing for both old and new packaging is 179. If you have any further questions, please email

  13. Joanne says:

    Picked up a 6 pack of Tread Lightly from Whole Foods in Boulder today, noticed the label says “179 calories” — was the recipe changed? Or is this an error? Note: Still in Tread Lightly packaging, not as the blonde. Just curious!