Thursday, January 17, 2008

GREEN'S BEER IS HERE!

As briefly noted in November, Green's beer is available at Risotteria in two varieties: The mellow, dark amber Discovery (a GFNYC favorite) as well as the blonde and bitter-when-warm Quest Tripel Ale. Both come in oversized bottles currently priced at $10 (as opposed to $6 for Bard's Tale, New Grist, and Redbridge).

Green's also makes Endeavour Dubbel Ale, a dark beer that is as close to a gluten-free Guinness stout that I've sampled so far. It's like a stout lite, if you can handle the concept.

These beers are important (and worth trying) because they represent a flavor revolution in gluten-free beers available in the United States. I don't have anything against beers that emulate popular American brews such as Budweiser and Coors, but I also value the varied flavors of Green's beers.

Besides Risotteria (where I recently sampled a gluten-free jelly roll), look for Green's beers at the following NYC locations. (Call in advance to make sure they're available.)
American Beer Distributing Co.
256 Court St.
Brooklyn

Apple Plus
329 Church St.
Brooklyn

Bierkraft
191 5th Ave.
Brooklyn

Eagle Provisions
638 5th Ave.
Brooklyn

Fairway Red Hook
480 Van Brunt St.
Brooklyn

Spuyten Duyvil Grocery

218 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn


Croxley Ale House
28 Avenue B
Manhattan

The Ginger Man (where I just had a $9.50 Endeavour)
11 East 36th St.
Manhattan

New Beer Distributors
167 Chrystie St.
Manhattan

The Room
142 Sullivan St.
Manhattan


Heliopolis Market

32-16 Broadway
Queens (Astoria)

Sunswick
35-02 35th St.
Queens (Astoria)
Green's beers are distributed by Merchant du Vin.

1 comment:

Erin S. said...

Thanks for giving Astoria a shout-out. Sunswick is a great little bar, I had a Bard's Tale there over the summer and now I have another reason to check it out. Drop me a line if you ever head out to this neck of the woods.