Monthly Archives: February 2016


By   February 27, 2016


Perhaps I was expecting too much from Mongozo Premium Pilsener, which is a product of the Huyghe Brewery in Belgium. The fact that it’s organic as well as gluten free was a very good selling point for me. However I found little taste in this one.

Granted that I don’t drink that many Pilseners nowadays but I would have preferred a bit more body and flavour. If you’d like to try it it’s not difficult to find it online for a decent price and it’s sold in Leeds at the Little Leeds Beer House. You can also drink it at the Leeds Belgrave for a not very cheap £5.

Update: as this beer is available on several pubs I ended up having quite often and I’m changing my mind about it. Perhaps it’s because the weather is warming up and it makes me more amicable to Pilsener but now I quite enjoy it.

Yorkshire Beer!

By   February 27, 2016

against the grain
Who would have thought you could fine a really nice ale on your doorstep? This excellent beer could easily rival many non gluten free ones. And it has a catchy name as well. Against the Grain!

Bronze award in the Premium Bottled Beer Category at SIBA North East awards September, 2015. Great Taste Award 1 Star Gold 2013.

They claim to be available in pubs but so far I have only found it at The Corn Exchange in Leeds in the Little Leeds Beer House. Online you can find it at Amazon. In general gluten free beer is difficult to find in pubs with the exception so far of the Brewdog Varangold. Let us know if you know of other places.


By   February 27, 2016

I wish IPA

This is one of the best beers I had this year. It’s a delicious american pale ale. It’s really fresh and it goes down very well. One point against? The price. It’s sold for £3.70 for a 330ml bottle. I found similar price on dedicated beer shops.

You can find it in Leeds at the Tall Boys in the Leeds Thorntons Arcade.

Brewdog Vagabond

By   February 25, 2016


A kick-ass, hop-forward pale ale, that just so happens to be gluten free.

Vagabond Pale Ale melds citrus and tropical hop flavours with a light caramel malt base, backed up with a raucously resinous bitterness.

Brewed using 100% malted barley, American hop varieties, pure Scottish water and our clean-fermenting house yeast, Vagabond is missing only one thing – Gluten.

It’s very taste and easy to find at Brewdog bars and Amazon. My only complaint, which is common to all Brewdog, it’s that their beer tend to be on the strong side and 4.5% is a bit over what I would like.