After a half a year of formulating and reformulating, Epic Brewing Co. Has finally come up with a gluten free beer that will appeal to those who can and cannot drink regular barley based beer. And I think this may be one of Glutenators greatest strengths. One of the greatest strengths, the dedication to make it taste like a common barley ale without the irreplaceable barley.
Most gluten free beers are sorghum based. This tends to give the beer a cider taste, reminiscent of a wine or sake. This one gets it's base from sweet potato and millet which should provide a more "full bodied mouth feel"
Glutenator is tawny in color with a nose of piney hops and yams. The flavor is mostly sweet grains with a clean, sorghum-free, lightly hoppy finish.
It will be bottled this week, and should be in the cold cases on Friday, March 9. It will be in Epic's standard 22-ounce bottle will cost $5.89.