New Redbridge Beer Rolling Out to Stores Now!

other_middle_bgMany People from different parts of the country have been complaining for a couple of months that they can’t find Redbridge beer in stores anymore. In some cases, that is due to the fact that the local distributor dropped the beer from it’s line up. In the case of Publix stores, the grocery chain dropped the only gluten-free beer they carry system wide, even though their local distributors still sell it. Reportedly, this was due to poor sales. They got rid of poor performing gluten beers as well.

Rumors about Anheuser-Busch discontinuing the only mass produced gluten-free beer in the U.S. have run rampant for a while now. Finally, last week the company admitted that the beer might not be available temporarily because it was being reformulated. However, no estimated time line was given for the reformulated Redbridge. That news wasn’t comforting for fans of the beer – or the people who drink it because it’s the only gluten-free beer option in their area.

Finally, someone from the corporate communications office of Anheuser-Busch contacted me with good news for Redbridge fans. The newly reformulated, slightly lower alcohol content version of Redbridge has rolled out of production facilities and is on the way to a store near you. At least, it has if your distributor carries it. Even if your distributor stopped carrying it, you might want to contact them and suggest they give the new beer a try. It is said to have a smoother taste that might appeal to more beer lovers. According to the AB representative I spoke to, the beer is still gluten-free and safe for people who can’t tolerate gluten. It can also be sold in more states now that the alcohol content has been slightly lowered.

Since all major sports stadiums that offer gluten-free beer sell Anheuser-Busch products, there should not be any shortages for Redbridge for the MLB season this year. If your local stadium does not sell Redbridge yet, they should be offering it soon. At many parks, you have to find out where the beer is sold because it’s not stocked at every beer cart. Calling to get this information before you head out to a ball game is encouraged. Many people told me that there was no Redbridge at Turner Field last year, even after it was stocked there at several locations. You have to know where to find it and can’t count on a seasonal employee at a beer cart to know where that is.

Who knows? If the new Redbridge performs better than the old version, maybe Publix will add Redbridge back to their beer schematic for 2011!

Other companies making gluten-free beers include Bard’s Tale Beer, Green’s, Lakefront Brewery, and Sprecher Brewing Company.


18 thoughts on “New Redbridge Beer Rolling Out to Stores Now!”

  1. I have Celiac Spru, so therefore am on a glutten free menu. I have tried both Redbridge and Bards. Redbridge is the only one I have bought, and continue to buy. I have to have our local retailer special order it, ( Winco) which I greatly appreciate. Please help us glutten free people keep Redbrige on the market. NO store in Salem, OR, stock it, but as I said ourlocal store orders it for me. Thanks

  2. I have Celiac Spru, so therefore am on a glutten free menu. I have tried both Redbridge and Bards. Redbridge is the only one I have bought, and continue to buy. I have to have our local retailer special order it, ( Winco) which I greatly appreciate. Please help us glutten free people keep Redbrige on the market. NO store in Salem, OR, stock it, but as I said ourlocal store orders it for me. Thanks

  3. I would be really upset if I couldn’t get Redbridge anymore, I only drink a six pack in 3 weeks, but it is the best GF beer as far as taste goes for me.
    I quit going to one of my health food stores because the stopped carrying it, and I buy only GF foods, so they lost a good customer. Every GF person needs to tell who ever orders GF products to keep Redbridge in their stores.

  4. I would be really upset if I couldn’t get Redbridge anymore, I only drink a six pack in 3 weeks, but it is the best GF beer as far as taste goes for me.
    I quit going to one of my health food stores because the stopped carrying it, and I buy only GF foods, so they lost a good customer. Every GF person needs to tell who ever orders GF products to keep Redbridge in their stores.

  5. Love Redbridge and hope they continue to stock and brew it. My local Kroger keeps it stocked for me. Only drink it at home. I hardly ever order it in restaurants because of the high price, usually $4.50 a bottle

  6. I love Redbridge. The only better GF beer on the market is Greens. The problem with Redbridge sales is that it is just too expensive ($8.99/6 in NY). I only buy it because I have to. No one is going to buy an AB “specialty” beer for that price unless they have to. If they rethink the price point, maybe it will sell to a broader market.

  7. I have tasted both Bard’s and Redbridge. Redbridge is very nice. Tastes like real beer. (prior to me being celiac). Bard’s has a different taste to it that comes back hours later. One on a hot day would be ok. If I had my choice, it would be Redbridge!!!!

  8. Your site mentions that Redbridge Glutenfree beer is available in two provinces in Canada. Which two? What cities? Thank-you.

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