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What: Appetite for Awareness-A Gluten-Free Cooking Spree

When: Sunday, September 23, 2012 1-5pm

Where:  The Historic Strawbridge Building- 8th and Market Streets-Philadelphia, PA

Cost: See NFCA website for pricing.

Website: http://www.celiaccentral.org/a4a/

We are proud to support the NFCA (National Foundation for Celiac Awareness) and their annual Appetite for Awareness Event this weekend in Philadelphia! There will be numerous gluten-free restaurants from the Philadelphia area. Come out and sample our beer and grab some tasty snacks from 20+ gluten-free friendly restaurants.

It’s official: The New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys game marked the beginning of the 2012 NFL season. And nothing goes better with Sunday football than an ice cold New Planet Beer and some yummy gluten-free snacks! Put an easy gluten-free spin on classic game day snacks by following the recipes below.

Gluten-Free Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz frozen spinach, thawed, drained & chopped
  • One 14-oz can gluten-free artichoke hearts (in water), drained & chopped
  • 2 cups shredded gluten-free mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 3 roasted garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated & divided
  • 16 ounces gluten-free cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Gluten-free tortilla chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, combine artichoke hearts, spinach, 1-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, garlic and pepper. Stir until thoroughly blended, then spoon mixture into a 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese, then bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown on top.

Gluten-Free Chicken Wings

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. chicken wings, cut at the joint, tips discarded
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • 1½ tablespoons gluten-free Worcestershire sauce
  • ⅔ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon hot chili sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash wing pieces, pat dry, and arrange in a single layer on baking sheet.

Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl. Remove ½ cup sauce and refrigerate to serve with wings. Brush wing pieces with some of remaining sauce before putting them in the oven to bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Baste them several times with remaining sauce.

Set wings under broiler for 3 to 4 minutes until crisp and brown. Serve warm with reserved sauce.

Recipes adapted from Glutenfreeda and Living Without.

Are you as excited for next week’s big game as we are? New Planet Beer is teaming up with Glutino to give away gluten-free football goodie baskets! To enter*, comment below with your predictions on whose going to win football’s top honors.

Before you head out to buy your football party shopping list, check out these must have snacks and recipes for gluten-free appetizers that will go great with a bottle of your favorite New Planet Beer – Tread Lightly Ale, 3R Raspberry Ale or Off Grid Pale Ale.

 

Spinach and Artichoke dip

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded gluten-free mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated & divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 roasted garlic cloves
  • One 14 ounce can gluten-free artichoke hearts (in water), drained & chopped
  • 16 ounces gluten-free cream cheese
  • 5 ounces frozen spinach, thawed, drained & chopped
  • One box of Glutino Gluten-Free Original Crackers

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups mozzarella, 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, sour cream, garlic, pepper, artichoke hearts, cream cheese and spinach. Stir until the mixture is thoroughly blended. Spoon mixture into a 1-1/2 quart-sized baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining parmesan cheese and mozzarella, then bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown on top. Take out of the oven and let cool, then serve with Glutino Gluten-Free Original Crackers.

Recipe adapted from Glutenfreeda’s Recipe Index.

 

Guacamole dip

Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados, peeled
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 jalapeno chile pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 medium cut up tomato
  • 1 T lime juice
  • 1 1/4 t sugar
  • garlic salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, optional
  • Glutino Gluten-Free Original Bagel Chips

Directions:

Put all of the ingredients in a food processor and process on the pulse setting until blended. If you don’t have a food processor, mix all of the ingredients together with a large fork. Serve dip with Glutino Gluten-Free Original Bagel Chips.

Recipe adapted from Gluten Free Mom.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe
Ingredients:
  • 1 16-oz. (or 14-15-ounce) can chilled chickpeas or garbanzo beans, drained
  • Juice from one fresh lemon
  • 2 tablespoons sesame tahini, sunflower seed or nut butter
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, peeled
  • 1/3 cup roasted red peppers (drain if jarred)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or basil, roughly chopped
  • Pinch of sea salt, to taste
  • Glutino Family Bag Pretzel Twists

Directions:

Put all of the ingredients in a food processor and combine until creamy smooth. Try the mixture, and add olive oil and seasoning to your preference. Serve with Glutino’s Family Bag Pretzel Twists.

Recipe adapted from Gluten Free Goddess.
*Two winners will be drawn on 1/31/2012 and will be notified by email. Good luck!

Due to increased demand for great tasting gluten-free beer, New Planet Beer has been busy expanding to new states!

As of the end of May, we were selling beer in 8 states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming. And… This June we’ll be selling beer in 4 more states: California, Florida, North Dakota, and Nebraska. We’ll continue this expansion with the plan to sell our beer in a total of 20 states by the end of the year. If we’re still not in your state by the end of the year, we’ll be working hard to distribute there in the near future!

To locate New Planet Beer in one of the 8 states, visit our Beer Locator.

Cheers!

New Planet Beer

 

 

With over 3 million people in the U.S. diagnosed with Celiac disease, restaurants and other establishments are changing their menus to accommodate their gluten-free clientele.  Many stadiums across the country have begun to offer gluten-free options, from gluten-free hotdog and hamburger buns to cookies and beer!

Unfortunately, for those of you headed to Dallas for Super Bowl weekend will have to bring your own game day snacks, the new stadium doesn’t have gluten-free options. However, according to the website, they do permit people with “medical requirements and special needs” who can call ahead to bring in food and beverages. If you are planning on attending the game and want to bring in some gluten-free snacks, or some New Planet Beer, give the Cowboys Stadium Guest Services a call at (817) 892-4161.

For those of you watching the game from home or at a friends house, pick up some New Planet Beer at your local Colorado liquor store.

View New Planet Beer Store Locator >

Here is a recipe to go along with your New Planet Beer.

Emeril’s Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas
Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, copyright Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Inc

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, plus more for cooking quesadilla
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3/4 cup grated queso blanco cheese or Monterey jack cheese
  • Salsa for serving
  • Light Sour Cream for serving

Method: Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a medium sized saute pan over medium heat. Add red peppers, corn, and black beans. Season with cumin, salt and pepper, cook for 3 to 5 minutes.

Add the lime juice, stir to combine, and remove from heat.

To assemble: Lay one tortilla in a hot skillet. Add 1/4 cup filling and then top with 2 tablespoon grated cheese. Top with another tortilla and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until slightly browned on the bottom tortilla. Flip and cook on the other side until slightly browned and the cheese has melted.

Cut each quesadilla into six triangles and serve warm with Salsa and light sour cream. Serves 6 to 8

The wait is over! Off Grid Pale Ale is now available in Colorado stores. Finally a smooth gluten-free hoppy beer that you’d never know is gluten-free.

Off Grid Pale Ale is a wonderful interpretation of the classic pale ale style with a distinct deep amber color, great character and body. Three varieties of hops provide a wonderful aroma and a citrus and spicy hop flavor. This smooth gluten-free ale is made from sorghum and brown rice extract, molasses, tapioca maltodextrin, caramel color, hops, and yeast. The beer has 170 calories, 5% ABV and is sold in 12oz bottles / 4-pack.

‘Off Grid’ of Off Grid Pale Ale suggests using alternative energy resources in your daily life. New Planet Beer Company will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of Off Grid Pale Ale to non-profit organizations who support alternative energy efforts.

Learn more about Off Grid Pale Ale >

For those of you who live outside of Colorado, stay tuned because we’ll be expanding into the Rocky Mountain Region and Midwest States very soon. More details to come.

Here is a list of Colorado stores who are confirmed to have Off Grid Pale Ale. If your local liquor store doesn’t carry Off Grid Pale Ale, let them know you want it!

287 DISC LIQUORS
5846 S COLLEGE, FT COLLINS, CO80525

ACE DISCOUNT LIQUOR
2315 30TH ST, BOULDER, CO80301

ALAMEDA LIQUOR MART
9660 E ALAMEDA AVE, DENVER, CO80247

ARGONAUT WINE & LIQUOR
700 E COLFAX, DENVER, CO80203

BROADLAND LIQUORS
3700 W 144TH AVE #800, BROOMFIELD, CO80020

COALTRAIN WINE & LIQUOR
330 W. UINTAH, COLO SPGS, CO80905

COUNTY LINE W&S
720 AUSTIN ST, ERIE, CO80516

DRY CREEK DISCOUNT LIQUORS
7500 S UNIVERSITY BLVD, CENTENNIAL, CO80122

DUDLEY S DISCOUNT LIQUOR
3251 23RD AVE, EVANS, CO80620

EVERGREEN DISCOUNT LIQUORS
3847 S EVERGREEN PKWY, EVERGREEN, CO80439

GRAPEVINE WINE & LIQUORS
900 S. MONACO ST. PKWY, DENVER, CO80224

HARVEST WINE & SPIRITS
3075 ARAPAHOE, BOULDER, CO80301

HOVER CROSSING WINE & SPIRITS
1844 HOVER ST # E, LONGMONT, CO80501

JORDAN WINE & SPIRITS
17021 LINCOLN AVE # G, PARKER, CO80134

LIQUOR LAND
1020 KEN PRATTT BLVD A, LONGMONT, CO80501

LIQUOR MART
1750 15TH ST, BOULDER, CO80302

LOWRY LIQUOR LLC
200 QUEBEC ST STE 101, DENVER, CO80230

LUKAS LIQUOR SUPERSTORE
8457 S YOSEMITE, LONE TREE, CO80124

MARDI GRAS LIQUOR
2401 8TH AVE, GREELEY, CO80631

MAYFAIR LIQUOR
1385 KRAMERIA ST., DENVER, CO80220

MILE HIGH WINE & SPIRITS
435 S VANCE ST, LAKEWOOD, CO80226

PARKER PAYLESS LIQUORS
9749 S. PARKER RD., PARKER, CO80134

RIDGE LIQUORS
3333 ARAPAHOE RD, ERIE, CO80516

SPORTSMANS DISCOUNT LIQUOR
1817 MAIN STREET #201, LONGMONT, CO80501

STROH RANCH LIQ
12939 S. PARKER RD, PARKER, CO80134

SUPER LIQUOR MART
6700 S PIERCE, LITTLETON, CO80128

SUPER MARKET LIQUORS INC
1300 E MULBERRY, FT COLLINS, CO80521

WALLABY S LIQUOR WAREHOUSE
1550 S PARKER RD, DENVER, CO80231

WILBURS TOTAL BEVERAGE
2201 S COLLEGE AVE 108, FT COLLINS, CO80525

WINDSOR DISCOUNT LIQUOR
1215 L MAIN STREET, WINDSOR, CO80550

New Planet Beer fans are a pivotal component of our marketing scheme. Word of mouth is our greatest advertising tool to spread the word about New Planet Beer and increase public awareness of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.  We know, and want to acknowledge, the role that word of mouth has played in the success of New Planet Beer.

Send us a photo of where you have taken New Planet Beer. We want to see how far our beer travels, the bluest seas, the highest mountains, and the snowiest of ski slopes. Or, take our beer to the University of Miami’s football game like Kiah Barrette did.

Your pictures will be featured on the New Planet Beer website and facebook. Each month we’ll draw a lucky traveler to win free New Planet Beer!

Send photos to info@newplanetbeer.com

Help us continue to spread the word about our beers!

How to find informative gluten-free information online

The buzz words “gluten-free” seem to be everywhere these days; but nowhere is gluten-free more prevalent than on the Internet. When I was first diagnosed with Celiac Disease in the 1980s, there was no Internet. The research my family did was mostly with  doctors, by word-of-mouth, or from the rare book we found in bookstores and libraries. Today, you can type “gluten-free” into any search engine and literally get millions of results for your search. This explosion of information about gluten-free diets, Celiac Disease, and more is amazing but you should explore these online resources wisely.

A newbie to gluten-free living might be a overwhelmed with all of the gluten-free information coming at them through the Internet so there are a few key places you could focus your search.

National Organizations. Organizations such as the Gluten Intolerance Group, Celiac Disease Foundation, Celiac Sprue Association, and National Foundation of Celiac Awareness all have websites with a wide variety of information. These websites include information about Celiac Disease, the gluten-free diet, local chapters, and how to join their support groups. This is a good starting place for those brand new to Celiac Disease.

Support Groups. Many people with gluten-free needs often look to others for support. Try typing in your city name and “gluten-free support” or “celiac support” into your favorite search engine. Another amazing resource for finding groups near you is Meetup.com. As of today, there are 50 worldwide groups of people who all have interests in gluten-free living and Celiac Disease. All of these Meetup groups usually meet on a regular basis in person, as well as having very active online message boards.

Online Social Networks. The most popular of online social networks is obviously Facebook. Users can “like” groups that focus on gluten-free products, national organizations, and even find new friends that also list Celiac Disease as one of their interests. Two other online social networks that focuses on connecting people include Gluten-Free Faces, Gluten-Free Friends, and Gling.

Blogs. Gluten-free and Celiac Disease blogs are great sources of personal experience and information. Many of these blogs were started by people such as yourself looking for information about gluten-free living. The variety of blogs are endless. There are blogs written by gluten-free parents, athletes, foodies, newbies, health care professionals, and so on.  Even now, you are on the gluten-free blog written by New Planet Beer! Blogs are really great first-hand accounts of living with Celiac Disease and being on a gluten-free diet. You can also find tons of recipes on gluten-free blogs. With the number of blogs out there, I recommend subscribing to blogs using an RSS reader which will consolidate your favorite blogs into one comprehensive list.

Twitter. Twitter seems to be an endless source of gluten-free mentions. If you search #glutenfree, #gf, or #celiac, you will come up with hundreds of tweets each day. The tweets will usually have a URL that will bring you to a blog or articles online about the tagged information. You can get lost clicking from link to link and person to person in Twitter but you can also find tons of great information you might otherwise not find.

The above list is really just a starting place for anyone looking to explore more about Celiac Disease and gluten-free living online. Search engines alone can lead you down a long path of gluten-free reading topics.

Please remember to use caution when following any advice you find online. Always check with your doctor before introducing new foods into your diet. In addition, although the internet can be a great resource for those who suspect they might have Celiac Disease it is ALWAYS important for you to discuss your questions with a medical professional before declaring yourself gluten-free.

Erin Smith, Gluten-Free Blogger

Gluten-Free Fun blog: http://glutenfreefun.blogspot.com/

Gluten-Free Fun on Twitter: http://twitter.com/gfreefun

Gluten-Free Fun on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GlutenFreeFun

NYC Celiac Disease Meetup Group: http://www.meetup.com/celiac/


I am still sore and tired. It’s been several days since the New Planet Beer team restored about 700 feet of open space trail in the Bettasso Preserve in western Boulder County. The one day event was orchestrated by the Wildlands Restoration Volunteers with the help of Boulder County Open Space. The New Planet Beer team was one of four teams restoring social trails which had been overused and eroded by mountain bikers. Our goal was to reclaim and to set it back into wild lands. A new more sustainable mountain bike trail was built last summer with the help of the Bikers Alliance to replace the restored trails. Everybody wins on these partnerships including the animals that got displaced from the adjacent lands burned by the Four Mile Creek fire. Bringing restoration helps the ecosystem blossom and participating in this effort was very rewarding.

The team hiked in about 30 minutes to the beginning restoration point and we worked back towards the trailhead. Restoring trails is a four-step process: 1) tilling the land 2) seeding 3) mulching and branching, and 4) creating water retention and diversion. We had a team of six folks with two tilling, one seeding, two mulching and branching, and one developing water rock dams. Every so often we had to team up to tackle a bigger project like placing erosion protection carpets in steep areas. But overall each person picked the tasks they enjoyed most. We were joined by Boulder County Open Space rangers who worked side-by-side with us. We took a couple of breaks throughout the day but for the most part we were restoring. Hiking out was very rewarding and celebrating at dinner with all the volunteers was very rewarding. Everyone enjoyed cold New Planet Beers. I am looking forward to next year’s project. Stay tuned as we select a project near you.

Pedro Gonzalez, New Planet Beer CEO

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