When I discovered my gluten intolerance back in late 1998 one of the hardest things to forego was good beer. It was nearly 10 years before I tried my first gluten free, sorgham based beer and it was pretty damn good. Actually it was heaven because I’m not really a fan of wine and a Cave Man can only drink so many NorCal Margaritas before wanting something else. About a year ago I was hanging with John Welbourn and he said he had some gluten free beer. He presented me with something that looked like a bottle of Absynthe. An anchient looking green bottle with with a label that said “St. Peters.”
I shrugged, gave it a try and in as calm a voice as I could muster asked john: “How many of these do you have?”
“Three” he said.
I had a serious problem. I was drinking one of only three remaining beers and my drinking budy weighs 300lbs. I was not likely to see the remaining beer!
I snapped a photo of the bottle and thought longingly of it but our local Chico shops did not stock it.
Well, about a year went by and I was hanging out with Brian Wilson of Potomac CrossFit and he took me to a restaurant right next to his gym that stocks (at his prodding) St. Peters beer! A great dinner and a few St. Peters later I was committed to finding a consistent supply of this fantastic beer and spreading the word about it.
With a little work I tracked down St. Peters Brewery in the UK and their distributors in the US and elsewhere. Then I had a wacky idea: The Paleolithic Solution book tour needs an Official Beer. The folks at St. Peters liked the idea so here we are!
So thank you to St. Peters Brewery and to Eurobrew for the sponsorship. Thanks to y’all for the continued interest and support. If you need help tracking down some of this precious nectar, contact Eurobrew for details.