Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dogfish's gluten-free beer hitting the market

A new gluten-free beer should be appearing on Jacksonville area store shelves in the coming days.
Dogfish Head is introducing a bear called Tweason'ale that will be shipped to Florida distributors next week, the company told me.
Tweason'ale is a bit different than other beers, brewed with strawberries and honey. But it's always nice to find more choices.
“It seems as if lots of folks who have gluten- tolerance issues are pining for an interesting beer,” Dogfish founder and president Sam Calagione said in a pitch for Tweason'ale. “While there are a few well-made examples that mirror traditional beer styles, there aren’t any off-centered offerings.”
Here's Dogfish's description of Tweason'ale:
"We replaced the classic barley foundation of beer with a mild sorghum base. The hints of molasses and pit-fruit are balanced by vibrant strawberry notes and a unique complexity that comes with the addition of a malty buckwheat honey."
Tweason'ale will be sold in 12-ounce four-packs.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Joseph's now has gluten-free pizza!

Nothing makes my day more than finding out that another Jacksonville restaurant has added gluten-free pizza to its menu. I've found some good places for pizza, but I was getting bored with them.
So when Jennifer of glutenfreejacksonville.com posted on Facebook this morning that Joseph's Pizza now has gluten-free pizza, I had to go right away (I guess Facebook is actually useful). And I'm glad I did.
My pepperoni and sausage pizza had a nice crispy crust and a good flavor. I will definitely be going back for more.
Joseph's has only been offering the gluten-free pizza for about a week. I asked about gluten-free beer to go with it and they don't have any, but they do have Woodchuck cider, which is gluten-free. The server told me he didn't know there were gluten-free beers, so I told him about Anheuser-Busch's Redbridge. He said he'd tell the owners, so hopefully we'll be able to get pizza and beer there soon.
Joseph's has two locations in Atlantic Beach (where I went) and on North Main Street.