Last Monday night David and I went to 5 Seasons Brewing Company, Westside location, to sample their new gluten-free beer. While I generally prefer wine, it’s so great that a restaurant is serving a house-brewed GF beer. First, I must provide the disclaimer that I don’t know anything about beer tasting, but this particular beer brought back memories of Blue Moon beer for me, as it’s lighter and more of a citrus flavor. Crawford Moran, the beer guy at 5 Seasons, told me that he made this GF beer from sorghum and roasted buckwheat. He used gluten-free yeast and Cascade hops (whatever that is). Crawford described it as a very hoppy gluten-free beer. While I’m not a beer expert, I do know that to be a gluten-free diner and be able to purchase an alcoholic beverage under $5 is a rarity and a treat for my wallet. Wine tends to hike up the check when going out to dinner! I’m already looking forward to watching March Madness at 5 Seasons, while enjoying a cold, g-f beer and a slice of pizza. Check out their GF pizza with andouille pork, sausage, asparagus, onions and tomatoes below. Yum.
As I mentioned last week, all of the specials on Monday nights at 5 Seasons are gluten-free, even their pizza special. They use a housemade pizza crust and 5 Season’s topping selection is always unique. This Monday’s special pizza was ‘Roasted duck, eggplant puree, spinach, red onions, cashews and tomato.’ Yum! I wasn’t in the mood for pizza this week since I’d just made pizza (pear, goat cheese, and sautéed onions…yum!) at my friend, Jen’s, on Friday night. I ordered the Braised Red Angus Beef ‘Little Plate’ (with carrot salsa and cheddar grits) and a side of brussel sprouts. Delicious and plenty of food for me. I just can’t seem to get enough Brussels sprouts this year. Other items on the ‘specials’ menu that looked yummy were the Duck Tostada and GA Pork Loin with organic greens, caramelized apples and smoked tomatoes. The daily vegetable plate is always a personal favorite for me.
5 Seasons gluten-free beer is officially on tap, but does not yet have a name. Can you think of a catchy/thoughtful/clever label for this brand new brew? Post a comment with your thoughts.