Triumph Dining launches Gluten-Free Beer Week by blasting off with New Planet Brewing

7393aa84039653fb_New-Planet-6pak_12oz_glass-e1289410543219For the start of Beer Week on the Triumph Dining Blog we had the pleasure of trying three beers from New Planet Brewing in Boulder, Colorado.

Seneca Murley over at New Planet Brewery reached out to us and sent their Treadlightly, 3R Raspberry and Off Grid Pale Ales.

For a long time, the different styles of beers available to the rest of the market have not been easily available for celiacs and other gluten-free drinkers.

New Planet definitely shifts the table toward the rest of theindustry with these three libations. We live in Sierra Nevada Pale Ale country, which is THE local favorite. New Planet’s Pale Ale stacks upwell against Sierra and has an expected hoppy bite that retreats to a smooth aftertaste. One of our reviewers even tasted a hint of scotch flavor.

The Raspberry brew is just like the fruit beers made in the Belgium tradition. In fact, we served them to some friends without telling them they were drinking gluten-free beers and no one knew the wiser. It had the sweet taste that many people like, especially on a hot day.

Treadlighty was actually my favorite – I usually like lagers and this met my needs and taste well. It had a crisp flavor and was exactly what I would choose while watching a football game on a cool Fall day.

You can’t go wrong with any of the New Planet offerings and we can onlyhope that they have enough success to allow them to expand their  portfolio of beers to other styles in the future.

Gluten-Free Restaurants in SLC

the pieAre you a winter sports fan? Is Salt Lake City on your short list of places to visit? If so, read on. We came across this list of Salt Lake City restaurants that keep the needs of celiacs front and center.

Any of the Greek-inspired burgers at Astro Burger can be made on a gluten-free bun. Additionally, Astro Burger maintains a separate deep fryer for fries vs. other breaded products, meaning that your fries will never be cross-contaminated with wheat proteins. These gluten-free options are available at all three Astro Burger locations: Draper, South Jordan and Midvale.

The Pie, Salt Lake City’s well-known pizza shop, can prepare any pizza you want with gluten-free dough. It even makes them in a separate kitchen to minimize the risks of cross-contamination.

Another local company, Costa Vida, is gluten-free except for the tortillas and desserts. If you can be happy eating your Mexican food without tortillas then this restaurant is worth a visit. Continue reading “Gluten-Free Restaurants in SLC”

Gluten-Free at Silver Hills Bakery

SilverHills_GlutenFree_OmegaFlax__LargeImagesThe Triumph Dining team recently had the opportunity to try a fantastic new type of gluten-free bread from Silver Hills Bakery located in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

Silver Hills recently began offering a selection of gluten-free breads which are both high in fibre (more than 5g per slice) and vegan. Currently they offer two organic, whole grain, certified gluten-free breads. Gluten Free Omega Flax and Gluten Free Chia Chia.

The Gluten Free Omega Flax bread contains water, organic whole sorghum, organic whole ground chia seeds, organic cane sugar, organic brown flax seeds, organic whole psyllium husks, yeast, organic rice flour, organic vinegar, sea salt.

The Gluten Free Chia Chia contains water, organic whole sorghum, organic whole ground chia seeds, organic cane sugar, organic whole psyllium husks, yeast, organic rice flour, organic vinegar, sea salt.

Both breads are best toasted and taste great topped with anything from peanut butter to hummus to ham and cheese. Continue reading “Gluten-Free at Silver Hills Bakery”

Glutino Keeps the Gluten-Free Goodies Coming!

Instant-Pancake-MixGlutino products come to the rescue again for the gluten intolerant and celiacs alike with the release of a gluten-free pancake mix! Their new instant mix is packaged in a portable bottle, only requiring the addition of water to make a quick, easy, delicious and SAFE gluten-free breakfast!

Glutino’s motto is to “live fully” with a life free from “can’t” and “don’t.” Their products strive to provide safe meal options to people living a gluten-free lifestyle, whatever their reason is for cutting out the gluten. Their facilities are dedicated to staying gluten-free, so that no celiac has to worry about possible cross contaminants or dangerous additives. Moreover, most of their Gluten-Free Pantry mixes and all of their premium breads are dairy and casein free as well, which is a common problem among the gluten intolerant. Continue reading “Glutino Keeps the Gluten-Free Goodies Coming!”

Tim Hortons Introduces Gluten-Free Options

timmiesWhen I lived in Toronto back in 2005, I fell in love with Tim Hortons. I couldn’t get enough of their Ice Capps and Timbits. I wasn’t gluten-free back then so I was able to enjoy all the gluten-filled goodies they had to offer!

I haven’t eaten at Tim Hortons since being diagnosed with celiac disease so I was very excited to read that they have recently introduced a gluten-free item to their menu, a coconut macaroon! The Macaroon is certified through the Canadian Celiac Association Certification Program. The CCA’s trademark assures Canadians with celiac disease and gluten intolerance that products are safe to consume. Continue reading “Tim Hortons Introduces Gluten-Free Options”