Lakefront Brewery New Grist Ginger Ale
Another Jem From Lakefront Brewery
Brewed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
I’m pretty excited about finally getting my hands on some Lakefront Brewery beer. They are not a dedicated gluten free brewery, but they do offer two 100% gluten free ales: the New Grist Pilsner and the New Grist Ginger Ale. (They also do a line of Organic beers–which I LOVE! But they aren’t gluten free…[sigh]…oh well.)
I haven’t has much luck with ginger ales thus far. Every one I’ve tried yet tastes more like a sugary soda than a refreshing ale. But I’m all in. I’m ready to give Lakefront Brewery a fair shot at this. ;)
The Taste Test
New Grist Ginger Ale
The New Grist Ginger Ale pours with a nice head that sticks around for the long haul (and I poured it soft too!) which you can see for yourself on the @glutenfreebeers Instagram. The carbonation is audible and is making me thirsty…
It smells of sweet ginger, and has a cloudy yellow color. You can’t see through this one quite as well as we could see through the Pilsner. (Seriously…their Pilsner is so clear, we can literally READ through it.)
I think this is the best gluten free ginger style ale I’ve ever tried. Why? Because it actually tastes like a Ginger ALE…not a ginger soda (like the Hollows & Fentimans Ginger Beer). This ginger actually has a little spice to it and the beer isn’t actually very sweet.
I just have to note something. This beautiful frothy head will just. not. quit. Seriously, every sip I take of this brew gives me a beer mustache of creamy little micro bubbles. What a treat.
Anyway…back to the taste. This flavorful and light-bodied ale is brewed from rice, sorghum, and ginger. It contains a refreshing balance of sweet, spicy, and tart, without allowing any one to overtake the other. I think this is my favorite Lakefront Brewery offering yet!
The New Grist Ginger Ale has a 4.7% ABV, and is sold in 12 ounce bottles. Check out their website for more distribution info and retail locations.
Oh…by the way…there’s still a great head on my beer! Lakefront Brewery–you are foam wizards!