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Saturday, November 6, 2010

New Planet Tread Lightly Ale

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Tread Lightly Ale
New Planet Brewery
3980 Broadway
Ste. 103 – PMB 116
Boulder, CO USA
Est. 2008

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.0 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 (3 oz. sample)

Postmortem Brew Review
Light amber color.
Smell of malt and citrus, slight orange peel.

Off white
head, about one finger high, covers to wisp.
Minimal lacing down the side of the glass.

Gluten free.
Light bodied mouth feel.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
This blog post was done live at the first ever Beer Blogger's Conference, held in Boulder Colorado. 108 bloggers were in attendance, from over five hundred identified blogs. Luminaries of the craft beer world also attended to serve as presenters and keynote speakers for the event. A "speed round" of blogging was held by 12 brewers, each bringing an exemplary brew to blog. 12 beers, 12 blogging tables and 60 minutes were allotted in a fun, free-for-all session. 

Round #3 

I have never tried brussels sprouts.While you might think those taste bad, they really have gotten a bad rap. After all, have you ever tried them?  Are you going on the opinion of someone else, or perhaps you just heard about them as the butt end of a joke?

I have never tried a gluten free beer before, and though I'm not making comparisons to the aforementioned veggie, I had to see what the fuss is about......

There isn't anything to fuss about. This is a reasonable beer created for those who have intolerance to gluten in their diet. It is very much a beer. It is not a big beer (flavor, ABV, extra additions of hops or malts), but it is a great beer for our friends that cannot consume conventional gluten beer.  The name "Tread Lightly" suggests it will be easier on their digestive systems.

The aromas were fine, the taste was fine and it was pretty easy to drink. For those with Celiac disease, beers such as these can be a blessing. Cheers to New Planet for helping others to enjoy craft beer.

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