Posted on August 7, 2015
I blogged a while ago about Green’s gluten free beers and decided this week to splash the cash on a new pallet. Now when Derek Green, the MD and coeliac, first developed the brand there was great joy amongst beer drinking coeliacs.
You see I’ve spent 22 years – from 15 to 37 – drinking beer and loving being ill from it and the rest of my wheat-laden diet.
Game changer Greens.
So: I ordered 36 bottles in a fit of laissez faire consumerism as I’m finding sourcing beer in supermarkets difficult – Asda locally do Daura, Morrisons none, Tesco none and Sainsbury’s two types of Greens. Tesco used to do two Hambletons. Alas no more.
Despite our geographical proximity to the St Peter’s Brewery in Suffolk, I can’t get their two gf ales anywhere other than the brewery shop (never been) or The Dining Room restaurant in Great Yarmouth.
Now don’t get me wrong, I can survive without beer – I like cider (washed downed with Omeprazole), red wine and spirits etc but since our wedding anniversary in late July I’ve been ruminating about beer.
See we were lovers of Belgium: holidays in Brussels and Antwerp, honeymoon in Brugges; meals out at Den Dyver. Before I realised that a weight of 10 stone and a height of 6 foot 2 didn’t add up.
So I took the plunge and ordered from Greens.
I’ve a smorgasbord of 7 types to pick from: last night two IPAs (lovely orange afternotes) and tonight a Blond ale as in the picture with the M and S gf Scotch Egg. Ingredients are interesting too: sorghum, buckwheat, deglutenised barley and being brewed in Belgium they are fantastic.
So IPA or the Blond?
Blond – it was so redolent of Leffe – and having regularly sniffed the caramel tones of Leffe when I pour one for guests or the wife, this gluten free one was just as good.
Well done Greens.
Gentlemen prefer Blonds.