And now I’m drunk. Okay, not really, as I shared with my gluten-loving husband. More on what we thought about this one-and-only gluten-free stout that is also not even on the market, later. First, those of you who heard the story of how I came to possess this bottle. Yes, this bottle –
are probably wondering why in the world I decided to drink it. After all, if someone you just met hands you a bottle of seemingly homemade gluten-free stout and says they just got it from some other guy who makes it, well, probably a good idea to be cautious. But a funny thing happened last weekend.
While I was having my super awesome book event in San Diego at my new favorite store, Pigment, the dude who brewed this up, and his gluten-free girlfriend that inspired his efforts, walked into the store and into my beer-loving heart.
They were nice. He seemed adorable and normal, and even had an owner of a local brewery on hand who had provided clean space for him to do his gluten-free stout thing. And the beer? Well, I’m kind of shocked by the amazing flavor of this gf stout. I just didn’t think a dark beer on this level could be done. I mean, I’m not scientist, but wow. And my husband? He was like, “Ummm, this does not taste gluten-free.” Which I thought too, but hey, I have no IDEA anymore. So way to go, dude. Way to go.
I’m hoping to spread the word and see if someone can’t start brewing this and getting some distribution. ‘Cuz that guy hit the nail on the stout-y head. Also? He did it for love, you guys. LOVE. Rad.
How cool is this?