I have several food allergies and a big one is malt. Because I thirst for a good beer once in a while and the difficulty of finding beer I can drink, I am entertaining the idea of brewing my own beer. What are some of the best online resources and/or books on getting started?


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The term you're going to want to search for is gluten free or sorghum. Those are the ingredients I'm guessing you're looking for.

HomebrewTalk.com is a great resource for all things brewing.

Brew Your Own magazine has some articles about gluten free brewing.

Bard's Tale Brewing makes gluten free beer. They can be a good resource as well.

And of course, your local homebrew shop, depending on where you are, should have some excellent resources both in paper and brain form.

I did a little research on this on my own, and it was hard to find very much out there. Please share what you find!


There are a vast array of gluten free beers you can make with alternative fermentable resources, like quinoa, buckwheat, sorghum, rice and maize. This sounds like a really fun project. I recommend looking into African opaque beers. Nigeria had a restriction on the importation of barley in 1986 and many brewers were forced to utilise sorghum. There might be some good recipe suggestions from that debacle, and I know opaque beer remains popular in South Africa. If you are thirsty now or want something to sip on while making your homebrew I can recommend RedBridge. It is a sorghum beer brewed by Anheuser-Busch. Have fun and best of luck!

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