Hey there – I guess you could call me the new kid here on the Kruski’s blog…a gluten free beer and cider guru? Perhaps you could call me that but, I usually go by Kelley. Please don’t sing me that Cheers song though! I’ve actually heard it before My favorite place in the world is around a table, with friends indulging in scrumptious food and drink…but, make sure it’s gluten free for me, please!
I entered the gluten free world around four years ago and I immediately began missing hops. I won’t even go into how not psyched I was about the hard cider options I saw around. I had been on a beer adventure of trying new styles and learning to brew – this nearly stopped me in my tracks. You could say a true adventure starts where the map ends (at least that’s what my mom told me when we were lost) and I have been dedicated to finding and trying the best gluten free alcoholic options available from around the world. In the process, I’ve learned what the heck sorghum is and, more importantly, what it tastes like and why it makes for a sorta strange beer. Cider and I are now good friends; I understand the different styles and appreciate the more unique varieties. Thanks to Kruski’s my husband and I even learned how to make our own apfelwein!
When I’m not eating and drinking I can be found cooking and baking up a storm, hiking with my husband and Australian shepherd or ogling produce at the farmers market. I look forward to sharing my experiences with gluten free beer (the good, the bad, and the ugly) and fabulous cider (there is more to them than you might expect). Sláinte!