I love beer.
So much so that I had my 22nd birthday at a bierkeller, so we could all enjoy steins of the stuff.
Since I’ve gone gluten-free, I find I don’t really miss bread – and I’ve never liked cake, anyway – but I’ve really missed having a nice cold beer, especially in hot weather.
So it was perfect timing, really, as the weather last week was absolutely glorious – perfect beer ‘n’ burger weather. I was super excited when the team at Celia’s invited me down to Smiths of Smithfield, for a Coeliac Awareness Week event to try some of their product.
It was really interesting to find out that unlike most gluten-free beers, Celia is a true pilsner, made in the Czech Republic. It’s been deglutenised, and is naturally carbonated, unlike many beers, so you don’t get that heavy, bloated feeling you usually get.
It is really delicious, and a perfect accompaniment to the gluten free burgers at Smiths. The lager tasted really clean, while the burger did not – it was absolutely filthy, like a proper burger should be.
We also got to try Celia Dark, which is also gluten-free – I personally prefer the lager, but this would be perfect for gluten-free Guinness fans!
All in all, I had a wonderful evening sampling beer (who wouldn’t?) Thanks to the Celia team for having me!