Sprecher unveils gluten-free beer
Sprecher Brewing Co. Inc. announced its new gluten-free West African style Shakparo Ale today. The ale is marketed towards the growing population of people with gluten intolerances and Celiac disease, a genetic digestive disorder that causes sometimes life-threatening wheat allergies in approximately 1 percent of the American population. Sprecher's Shakparo Ale is brewed with sorghum and millet in lieu of wheat.
According to Anne Sprecher, Shakparo is "an unfiltered, light, crisp ale with a cider or fruit profile and a dry vinous aftertaste, it is best characterized as an easy-drinking or session beer perfect for summer gatherings. This beer pairs nicely with lighter fare such as sandwiches, salads, chicken, fish, and spicier foods."
Shakparo joins Lakefront's award-winning New Grist and Anheuser-Busch's Redbridge, both of which are sorghum-based beers, as options for beer loving Celiac sufferers. Shakparo is available in 16-oz. bottles.
Any plans for a hangover-free beer? I've been waiting for a long time!
Milly | April 27, 2007 at 8:38 a.m. (report)
I would guess all of these gluten-free beers are/will be available at the new V Bar, since owner Joe Volpe is very accommodating of gluten-free diets in his restaurants (Tess & Holiday House.) OMC wrote about V Bar yesterday if you want to find out more about it.
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