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Craft Beer Is Going Gluten-Free—and Some of It Is Even Delicious

Advances in brewing processes mean you don’t have to sacrifice goodness to spare your gut.

From left: Holidaily Riva Stout, Glutenberg Blonde, Ground Breaker Dark Ale, Stone Delicious IPA, and Ghostfish Grapefruit IPA.

From left: Holidaily Riva Stout, Glutenberg Blonde, Ground Breaker Dark Ale, Stone Delicious IPA, and Ghostfish Grapefruit IPA.

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Trevor and Maureen Easton were young, in love, and living in Wisconsin—which means much of their life together revolved around beer. Trevor, an engineer, was also an avid homebrewer; Maureen was his most trusted taste-tester.

When she became one of 2 million Americans diagnosed with celiac disease, an intolerance to the gluten found in grains such as barley and wheat, Maureen thought her days hoisting pints with her husband at local craft breweries were over. Trevor had other ideas.