Out of all of my friends, I am the only one who is gluten-free. My friends have cousins and other relatives who are Celiac, but not my group of girl-friends. With that said, I am always talking gluten-free to the girls about my lifestyle and my gluten-free finds. I'm sure they find me very annoying because Celiac Disease is something they cannot relate to, but on the flip side they are learning something from me. So my friend Meredith bbm's me yesterday to tell me that her hubby was at a bar in NYC watching college football, and that bar had 3 types of gluten-free beer!
I was super psyched! I quickly bbm'd her back and asked her to ask her husband what types they were and what bar it was. I told her I would blog about it in my GF BUZZ section. Lately I am starting to realize that my friends get just as excited as I do, when we find, Gluten-free FINDS!
**pic is from CitySearch.com
The Village Pourhouse located in New York City has two locations, one on 982 Amsterdam Avenue. between 102nd and 103rd street, and the other on the downtown side of Manhattan 64 3rd Avenue at 11th Street. (212) 979-2337. Known for being a Beer Bar, as well as being a favorite sports bar around town, the Village Pourhouse likes to serve Organic beers and gluten-free beers, so they can be attracted to a wide variety of people. This way no one gets left out.
Their website is pretty cool, with a variety of events such as Beer Tastings and Beer Classes and Flight Programs to a very tasty menu if you need some chow (not gluten-free, but easily convertible). And they have great Specials! And you know they are a good bar from all of the awards they receive like: Time Out NY 2007 Eat Out Awards-Best New Beer Bar or Crain's 2008 Best Places to Work Award, or 2008's Best of Citysearch College Bar and 2008 Best Of Citysearch College Bar, last but not least Best Beer Bar From Blackbook. That's pretty rad to have all those "bestee's" under their belt.
And last but not least their Gluten-Free beer selection. For anyone that loves beer and is Gluten-Free this is fantastic news. I don't know many bars that have a gluten-free beer selection and in a pub in NYC for that matter! Yee Haw!
The following are located at both of their NYC locations. They may have more, but these are the ones that were reported to me through the amazing technology of the Blackberry. What would I do without my Berry!?
Green's-Amber Ale and other varieties from Greens
PEAK Organic Brewing Company. Peak I have never heard of, but I hear it's amazing and its a brewing company in Maine.
Stop on by for a nice cold glass of beer...OF GLUTEN FREE BEER.