Knees Bees Honey GF Ale

I am so excited that I just have to make a quick post and I also resolve to actually write some real posts, not just my menus, in the near future.  I certainly have lots to post on, but where does the time go?

For the moment I am eagerly anticipating delivery of my first growler of gluten free ale!  I found out a while ago that Old Hat Brewery in Lawton MI always has a GF beer on tap.  One of their patrons has Celiac.  Somehow Lawton is in a location of the state that I rarely every travel too, but one of my friends has to go there more frequently to check tart cherry traps (looking for plum curcuilio ) as part of a rigorous IPM program.  Today, on a Saturday, when the pub opens at 11 instead of at 4 as they do during the week, he must travel there for work.

Happy ale coming my way.  I have only had the GF lagers, New Grist, Bard’s tale and Redbridge, for the most part.  I am not a fan of sorghum lagers, I would rather drink vodka (well, you all know I love vodka anyway).  An ale, however is a different beer making method that results in a very different body and flavor.  I can’t wait and just wanted to share my excitement with you.  I will report back on it later this evening or tomorrow.  I am changing today’s menu as we are running to the farmer’s market in Okemos and I hope to find some baby veggies since my garden is producing mostly greens from the broccoli family right now.  Strawberries are just coming into season here this week – those are on the list too.  I am craving a nice grilled steak and grilled baby veggies (thanks to opening this month’s Bon Appetit before eating lunch or breakfast).  So, the pork ribs will have to wait, but we are picking up the smoker today.  Big juicy grass fed beef steak, grilled veggies (I like their grilled slaw idea a lot) and cold microbrewed GF ale!

Summer is here!!

i’m out

4 thoughts on “Knees Bees Honey GF Ale

  1. Hello!

    I’m not sure if my last comment went through (I can’t remember if something came up saying you review the comments first or if it didn’t) so I just wanted to drop a line again and ask if your Aloo Chaat Masala recipe you posted a few days ago is gluten free. I was looking through the Crispy Cook’s list of gf blogs and while I thought your blog was 100% gf, she said it was wheat free. So if you could let me know, just send me an email that’d be great. And sorry if I’ve ended up posting this twice! If you do have control over the comments, just delete it.

    Thanks,
    Kelly

  2. Hi Kelly,

    The Aloo Chaat Masala is GF, I have a GF blog and occasionally did mention spelt and some recipes in the past. I stopped recently as it seems to be so controversial. I believe all of my recipes except one for spelt pretzels are gluten free. I do occasionally use spelt at home, and am monitoring it with my doc, but I decided to leave it off the blog until more research is done.

    Ginger

  3. Ginger of the South,
    I still have to post the pic, but it was a delish beer. It is made of sorghum and honey, but I didn’t mind the sorghum at all and I think it is because it is an ale. I actually wanted to have a second pint and that is a first! I may have to fill a small keg so that I have it on tap in the basement at all times. Or I could just make a batch with the sorghum and honey I have waiting in the basement. This gives me new motivation to brew GF beer!

    I am still waiting to hear more about your adventures in Europe. I checked out all your photos online. Any travel plans for the summer?

    Ging of the North, where it is finally summer and the strawberries in my garden are ripe.

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