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Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend in Denver? This Friday, January 27, join New Planet Beer at Winter Brew Fest at Mile High Station!

The festival will feature craft beverages and microbrews from over 45 breweries in Colorado and all over the U.S. as well as other vendors, food, a silent auction, and live music. General admission tickets cost $30 in advance and $35 at the door and get you a souvenir glass and into the festival, which runs from 7 to 10 p.m.

Want to beat the crowd? Consider purchasing VIP tickets ($40 in advance/$45 at the door) so that you can get into the festival an hour earlier! There will be beer and cheese tastings during this limited admittance VIP hour that will run from 6 to 7 p.m.

Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Swallow Hill Music Association, an organization that provides music classes, workshops and private lessons to kids and adults alike.

With its convenient location and the chance to ask brewers from New Planet Beer and other breweries any questions you have about their unique craft beverages, the Winter Brew Festival is the place to be this weekend! We’ll see you there.

Win the perfect stocking stuffer for a beer lover. Tell us your favorite flavor of New Planet Beer in the comments below and we’ll pick a winner of the Kebo Beer Opener. Happy Holidays!

 

Did you know that New Planet Beer is guaranteed gluten-free? Feel confident that you won’t become “glutenated” while enjoying our great tasting gluten-free beer with our guaranteed gluten-free promise.

Guaranteed Gluten-Free Beer Promise

  • We use the most stringent gluten-free threshold test available in the market today – a baseline test of less than 1ppm for each label produced
  • We test every individual batch with the FDA required 20ppm test. All records are kept at the New Planet offices and can be verified upon request
  • We only use FDA approved gluten-free ingredients
  • We use extract ingredients that don’t utilize Mill Operation or the Mash Tun Operation, which is where the risk for cross contamination is the highest
  • We also use a closed loop system where the beer goes directly from the brew kettle, to the fermentation tank, and then to the conditioning tank before packaging
  • Our equipment is thoroughly sanitized before use and our production process is scheduled separately from anything that could be a threat of contamination
  • Our founder and CEO is celiac and tastes every batch, if there’s any trace of gluten, he’ll pay the price of being “glutenated”

We pride ourselves on being an ethical company that cares about the quality of our products. We’ve never had a problem with a batch and they’re all guaranteed gluten-free. If any mistakes are made in the production process we’re prepared to take all necessary steps to resolve or recall all products that don’t meet our standards.

So what are you waiting for? Get drinking. Pick up New Planet Beer at closest store near you.

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At New Planet Beer we are always striving to improve our beer, and to bring it to as many people as possible. In recognition of these efforts we were honored with the Best Young Business Award of 2011 by Naturally Boulder.

New Planet Beer has seen tremendous company growth over the past 12 months which contributed to Best Young Business Award; 288% increase in product sales from 2010, distribution expansion into 19 states and has been recognized for their great tasting gluten-free beer from industry leading beer festivals, like The Great American Beer Festival.

“We are honored to be recognized by Naturally Boulder. We’re dedicated to providing great tasting gluten-free beer to the gluten-free community and we look forward to doing so for many more years to come,” said CEO and Founder Pedro Gonzalez.

We especially have to thank our fans, without you great tasting gluten-free beer wouldn’t be possible!

For more information on the award, including the full press release, click here.

 

New Planet Beer - Gluten FreeThe world of gluten-free beer is becoming more competitive every day. As people realize the benefits of eating and drinking gluten-free, and as more gluten-free options become available, the competition has begun to heat up.

New Planet Beer is excited to announce that 3R Raspberry Ale won GOLD at the Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition. This gold medal in the gluten-free beer category comes hot on the heels of 3R Raspberry Ale winning bronze at last year’s Great American Beer Festival. It looks like the Natural Oregon Raspberry Puree is a hit! 

New Planet Beer is dedicated to not only making our beer gluten-free and as healthy as possible, but also making sure that it tastes great. Thanks to everyone who helped us win this award, especially our fans!

 

Have you ever wanted to explore the wonderful world of craft beers without risking gluten intake? Or maybe be able to talk craft beer with all your friends who drink heavy gluten craft beer? Or maybe you just want to show someone the amazing gluten-free New Planet Beer you’ve been drinking lately? Now you can with the “Craft Beer App” for iPhone.

This month the “Craft Beer App” by Affect Global is being featured by Apple. It lets you explore at great detail the world of American craft beers. Everything from serving temp, to notes on taste, to brewing information and much much more. Plus, we are happy to announce that New Planet Beer is a part of the craft beer selection.

Here is what the LA Times had to say about it: “Explore American craft beers with this crafty app. I immediately looked up Allagash Tripel Reserve and found detailed info and tasting notes, including the recommended serving temp (40 to 50 degrees)… And it costs less than a few sips of beer.”

In fact, right now you can grab the “Craft Beer App” on sale for $0.99 instead of the usual price of $1.99.

If you are interested in learning more craft beers, head over to the iTunes app store to download the app, and once you have it installed don’t forget to check out the entry for the three New Planet beers!

 

At the last meeting of the Boulder Triathlon Club, in Boulder, CO, local athletes sampled and evaluated New Planet Beer.

Endurance athletes stress their bodies with long training hours. Many are conscious of limiting their intake of inflammatory substances, such as gluten, because their hard training already produces inflammation of muscles, tendons and ligaments.

After tasting New Planet Beer, athletes voted on the beers and their lifestyle choices.

  • Nearly two dozen triathletes were evenly split on their favorite New Planet beers – Off Grid Pale Ale and Tread Lightly Ale tied as the favorite, with 3R Raspberry Ale coming in close behind.
  • One third of the athletes are reducing or avoiding gluten in their diets, but two thirds report that they would reduce gluten if they experienced better training results.
  • Two thirds reported that New Planet Beer tasted better than they expected. Five percent would rather drink beer with gluten.
  • Sixty percent would recommend New Planet Beer to all their friends, and 23% would recommend it to friends who follow a gluten-free diet.

Thanks to the Boulder Triathlon Club for sampling New Planet Beer and giving their opinions.

 

You may have seen some of the recent articles on the discussion between Colorado agriculture officials and brewers and the use of millet in their brews. Millet is a cereal grain and “Colorado is the country’s top millet producer, accounting for about 60 percent of U.S. production last year,” reported by By CATHERINE TSAI Associated Press.

Our own New Planet Beer Co-Founder and CEO, Pedro Gonzalez was interviewed on New Planet Beer’s thoughts on using the gluten-free grain – millet. Read the article below, which was posted on Forbes.com and Denverpost.com.

DENVER—Colorado agriculture officials are turning to brewers to see if they can help boost the state’s sales of millet, a cereal grain that so far is a sliver of the nation’s food industry. Colorado is the country’s top millet producer, accounting for about 60 percent of U.S. production last year.

It’s a $50 million crop for the U.S., while wheat is worth several billion dollars each year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Still, it represents an area where rural Colorado businesses can grow, said Timothy Larsen, senior international marketing specialist for the state agriculture department.

“What agriculture has to do is find a bunch of niche opportunities to expand,” Larsen said.

Millet is often used as birdseed, but Colorado agriculture officials have been promoting its gluten-free qualities and working with Colorado State University to develop recipes for it.

They’ve also asked Colorado Malting Co. in Alamosa to ship malted samples to Colorado-based brewers to experiment in making millet beers.

“We hope to create a new sector,” Larsen said.

Colorado Malting Co. is preparing about 6,000 pounds of millet from the Fort Morgan area—2,000 pounds each of three varieties—for commercial brewers this spring. The company recently finished malting golden German millet.

“I was impressed with the nutty flavors we got out of it,” said Colorado Malting Co. co-owner Jason Cody.

However, brewers may have to add enzymes to the millet, and the millet also is taking longer to dry than barley, Cody said.

Pedro Gonzalez, co-founder of gluten-free beer company New Planet Beer, said he’s eager to see if the brewers his company works with can find a recipe that appeals to customers the way some millet-based imports do. New Planet’s existing beers primarily use sorghum, corn and brown rice.

“The palate is used to the malted barley. It’s a very unique taste,” Gonzalez said. “The gluten, the proteins in beer, make it thick and full of body and tasty. So when you choose not to have barley or wheat in your beer, then you lose those qualities.”

New Planet Beers use ingredients such as raspberry puree and molasses to add flavor. If New Planet Beer can use Colorado-grown millet, it could help the company meet its mission of being environmentally responsible by using ingredients that don’t have to be shipped far, Gonzalez said.

Scott Kimball in Buena Vista, Eddyline Restaurant and Brewing Co. head brewer, is among those signed up to experiment with malted millet. He isn’t guaranteeing his customers a millet beer until he can see how it tastes.

Pagosa Brewing Co. in Pagosa Springs also plans to play with millet. “It’s an opportunity where if we have a gluten-free beer that actually tastes good, let’s try it,” said head brewer Tony Simmons, who has home brewed with millet before. “I’m a big fan,” he said.

The state agriculture department is using a $42,000 USDA grant to help Colorado’s millet industry market itself, domestically and overseas.

Millet grows on about 200,000 acres in Colorado and can be rotated with wheat, which grows on about 2 million acres, Larsen said.

“If the market demand is there, we can certainly produce more,” he said.

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 Yelp.com. 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.

As February slips away, Spring is getting closer, which usually means baring a little more skin. Sleeveless shirts, shorts, and swim suites can make some people feel a little weary since the New Year’s Resolutions just started. Although, New Planet Beer Company doesn’t think anyone should have to sacrifice a good beer while staying true to their health and fitness goals.

Finding a low calorie beer that tastes great, and doesn’t forfeit alcohol content, can be a daunting task. To lower the calorie content most brewers of light beer have to reduce the alcohol content.

New Planet Beers have fewer calories and higher alcohol content than other similar beers. For example, Tread Lightly Ale contains 125 calories per 12 oz beer, and 14 grams of carbohydrates, while the average craft beer contains 150-200+ calories and 15-20g of carbs! Our gluten-free beers are also approximately 5% ABV. Most other low-calorie beers are below 4% ABV because the alcohol is replaced with water in order to lower the calorie content.

All of our gluten-free beers are under 170 calories which means that anyone can enjoy New Planet Beer without worrying about the scale or the gluten. We even make it easy to keep track – all of the nutritional facts can be found on the side of any New Planet Beer bottle.

Enjoy a cold one!