Dock Street is brewing their popular gluten-free beer, Sudan Grass Ale.
Sometimes, beer just isn’t an option. Not because you don’t like it, but because sometimes, your body just doesn’t like the same things you like. For those who suffer from Celiac disease, are on the health-conscious side, or just like trying new things, Dock Street Brewing Co. has the answer.
For the fourth year now, they are brewing their gluten-free beer, Sudan Grass. Sudan Grass is a sorghum based ale, influenced by traditional beverages of Africa. Sorghum beverages have been huge to the African culture, serving as a form of sustenance, for ceremonial practices, and to help fight against diseases. Dock Street has taken this sorghum and mixed it with locally sourced wildflower honey, hibiscus, rose hips, rooibos, lemongrass, and a gluten-free yeast to make a truly unique beer. It might not have the most traditional beer characteristics, as it leans towards having many similar flavors to that of a mead or a cider. However, it is sure to have enough complexities to keep most beer lovers happy and help fill the void for those that can’t partake in most beers. Sudan Grass is a draft only beer that can be found on tap at the brewpub in West Philly (701 South 50th St.). And, the draft lines for this brew have been thoroughly cleaned to be sure that there is no issue of gluten contamination. Don’t miss out on what might be the only locally brewed gluten-free beer.