Celia at Smiths

I love beer.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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All in all, I had a wonderful evening sampling beer (who wouldn’t?) Thanks to the Celia team for having me!

Have you tried gluten free beer? What did you think? Be sure to comment belowor let me know on TwitterFacebook, or Instagram!

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I was invited to the Celia at Smiths event - all opinions are my own.
  • Lisa Lambert

    Oh my friend is celiac and really struggles with it some times I will share a link to this with her now thanks Lisa x

  • fashion-mommy

    Sounds like a briliant evening, glad the beer was so good.

  • That burger looks so tasty. It’s so good to hear that more and more places are making things gluten free, and things that are actually edible and tasty.

  • So sad I missed this – we could’ve met! x

  • I didn’t realize that you could get gluten free beers but what a great idea! There’s a lovely view from the top floor of Smiths over the city

    • THanks, Suze! They taste like regular beer, and I do love Smiths – such a great place! xx

  • I have got to try me these burgers!

  • I didn’t realise there was such a thing as gluten free beer. I’m not sure if I’m convinced. I would have to try it. The burger oiks super tasty though. It’s great there is an option for celiac. Have you seen a difference going gluten free?

    • Thanks, Katharina! I definitely have – I never had a lot of bread growing up, and when I came to the UK I would eat a lot and felt so awful, since I’ve stopped it’s like night and day, the difference! xx

  • There seems to be a growing number of gluten free beers and they’re getting better all the time. I’m a bit of a craft beer fan, and if you’re looking for a really high quality GF beer, Danish brewery Mikkeller do a GF version of their Peter, Pale and Mary which I think tastes better than the non-GF version! You can usually find it in bottle at Brewdog bars 🙂