For the past 4 months, I have eliminated gluten from my diet in order to see if it is having any effect on the recurring inflammation in my body (more on inflammation next week…it’s a doozy!). So far I’ve noticed a difference in being less bloated, but to be honest I haven’t noticed much of a change in terms of inflammation or with my colitis. But I’m going to try to stick with it for a while because it can’t hurt.
Making the transition was difficult, but I was able to find many substitutes that helped to fill the void of that gluteny goodness. The most difficult thing to replace was beer. I’m not a huge beer drinker, but I do enjoy a nice craft brew here and there. Sadly, I do like wheat beers a lot which is now a serious no no. I tried cider, but I’m really not a fan of the sweetness. Plus when I want a beer, cider doesn’t fill that void.
My good friend Estelle and her hubs James came to visit for New Year’s Eve and they were thoughtful enough to bring me some gluten-free beer! They are beer connoisseurs and took the time to research a good one for me! I hadn’t pursued these options that much because I didn’t want to be disappointed and end up ruining my meal, etc… Silly, I know.
They went with Omission Lager by Widmer Brothers Brewing. I was hesitant to try it as I am with all new gluten-free products. I have this idea in my mind that they will taste overly process or just have no taste at all, but I was pleasantly surprised. This beer is REALLY GOOD! It tastes like a good classic lager with a hint of sweetness. Who knew a gluten-free could taste so good!
They also have a Pale Ale that Omission describes at “bold and hoppy.” I’ve read many great reviews about this beer, but I’m not a big fan of pale ales (too hoppy for me!) so I’m not sure I’d try this one. Maybe just for research purposes 🙂
Great news from a RAD reader, Bizzi, she had Omission Lager in the Territory Lounge at the Wilderness Lodge just a few weeks ago after the WDW Half Marathon! So glad to hear this can be found on property. Does anyone know of other locations that Omission can be found on WDW property?
Ok I know what you’re thinking…Sarah, didn’t you have a giant beer after the WDW marathon?? Yes, yes I did. I threw all restrictions out the window after the marathon. I ran 26.2 miles and deserved a beer damn it! But I’m glad to know that there are options for me and other gluten-free guests when visiting WDW in the future. Disney is so accommodating with their food menus, it was only a matter of time before the beverages followed suit.
Have you tried Omission? Do you have a favorite gluten-free beer?
UPDATE: Thanks to Beers and Ears for informing us that Omission is on the standard bar menu in Walt Disney World! Click here for a list of all of the locations it can be found 🙂