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BEERS TO PAIR WITH FOOD! It’s beer o’clock! It’s September and I’ve got beer on the brain (maybe it’s because we’re busy planning the final details for Calgary’s first Gluten-Free Oktoberfest — did you get your tickets??). It’s getting a little colder this time of year, but all you really need to stay warm is a few brews— am I right?

them over to sample and discuss beer—on my dime. Huh.)

WoldTop Against the Grain:

These days, us gluten-free folk have a number of safe beers to choose from

What the company says: Made from lager malt, maize, hops and yeast, it is a premium full flavoured bitter beer with a good creamy head, refreshing bitterness and citrus aftertaste.

La Messagere Aux Fruits:

What we said: I have a thing for IPA’s—in a big, bad way—so this had What the company says: “Capped These days, us gluten-free folk a head start for me the moment I with a naturally pink foam, this ale have a number of safe beers read the label. We agreed it had a avoids all in transparency of a deep to choose from, so I thought I nice mouth feel (that’s a beer tastgarnet color. Of delicate sweetened ing term I learned at YYC Beerfest might do you all a favour and tang, this refreshing beer reveals review a few of them for this this year). The non-GF taster of our magazine issue (and don’t wor- the natural freshness of the fruits group said it reminded him of Driftand balances its high content of ry — it was a fun day at work wood or Red Racer (non-GF IPA’s that buckwheat and rice malt.” for me as well). Here were a are apparently awesome) so if your few of the ones I sampled… non-GF friends are into those beers, and of course my humble, me- What we said: I said it wasn’t too andering opinions about them. too sweet (for a fruit beer) but my friends said it was definitely on the *I also employed a few friends sweet side of town… so we differ there. We all said it was a great to help me—one of whom was beer for summer, though! And we not gluten-free. (They were thought it might be better served more resistant to helping me on ice, so we got crazy and tried it move but were surprisingly ourselves… and… AWESOME. available the evening I invited

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