Bottles and taps are pouring more than just cold beers this summer!

If you haven’t tried a cider yet, you’re missing out.  There are records that even Julius Caesar himself enjoyed sipping on cider, which is reason enough for you to try one!

Cider has been around for thousands of years and its popularity has bounced up and down over time, but recently has been on the rise.  People have begun reaching for this crisp and refreshing beverage more often for various reasons including new recipes, variety of flavors, and the fact that most are gluten free.


If you are seeking a refreshing beverage for your weekend barbeque, or maybe just something light to sip on after a long day at work, Strongbow Gold Apple and Strongbow Honey & Apple are two great options.  Strongbow’s cider makers have been harvesting apples from the English countryside for more than 100 years, and only the ripest apples are selected to make the cider.  This has allowed them to create a perfectly balanced, and not too sweet, cider that is highly enjoyable.



It’s not all about the apples though, as Crispin offers a wide variety of pear ciders.  Using 100 percent pear juice (not pear flavored hard apple cider); there are many stimulating flavors for your palate such as, Pacific Pear and their Blackberry Pear.

These two are packed full of wonderful flavor and are the perfect complement to any occasion.

Find any of these amazing selections at your favorite summer hangout or liquor store!

Gluten free? No problem!

Have you had to cut beer out of your diet due to celiac disease or gluten restrictions?  We have some good news for you!

You’re not alone, approximately 1 in 150 Americans are affected by celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that damages the small intestine and affects the body’s ability to absorb nutrients.   Glycoproteins (gluten) are found in grains such as barley, wheat and rye, and essentially cause the body to attack itself when consumed by a person who has celiac. Limiting or eliminating your intake of gluten is the only way to alleviate the 300 plus symptoms that are associated with the disease.

Now for the news you’ve been waiting for!

Bard’s Original Sorghum Malt Beer is gluten free!  The creators, Craig Belser and Kevin Seplowitz, who are diagnosed with celiac themselves, worked to create this craft beer so that the millions of people who are affected by the disease can enjoy the taste of a refreshing beer again.  As most of you know the beer brewing process generally requires the use of barely or wheat that contains gluten, specifically hordein in barley and gliadin found in wheat.  However, this American Lager style beer contains only sorghum, hops, yeast and water, making it naturally gluten free.

So if you or someone you know has been without beer due to a gluten free diet Bard’s Original Malt Beer is the perfect solution!  Use the locator below or on their website to find Bard’s near you.