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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Look Look LOOK!!!

Look at what's in my fridge.


That's right.

It's that new Anheuser Busch gluten-free beer I was raving about, after I got to try it in NYC.

Oh. My. GOD. BEER!


BEER I CAN DRINK WITHOUT GETTING SICK! And it's pretty tasty, too, though I suppose it doesn't hurt that it's just about my only beer option.

I know this doesn't mean much to you with normal digestive systems, but to those of us who have this weird-ass problem, it's very exciting. I've never been a big beer drinker, but I do like a yummy lager.

And, of course, when something's off-limits, you want it more.

I'm so thrilled to have found it, I'm ready to take back every obnoxious thing I've ever said about Whole Foods. I'm ready to forgive their high prices and the somewhat (w)holier-than-thou attitude of some of their workers. And customers.

I'm even ready to forget that I think I'm getting sick. Perhaps this is the cure.

Yaaaay, I have beer!

(I swear, I really do have more substantive things I want to write about, here and at the other blog... I just don't have the time or the energy right now....)

At 21 February, 2007 20:39, Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

save one for me.


At 21 February, 2007 20:57, Blogger terry said...

pirate, i'll even buy you a real beer!

At 22 February, 2007 06:51, Blogger Jeannette said...

Yeah for Terry! Joe's not a big beer drinker either, but once in a while, he'd like to have one. I'm going to be near a Whole Foods today and may stop in and buy a pack. I'm not a big fan of Whole Foods either, but to go and buy one pack of beer shouldn't hurt too much.

At 22 February, 2007 07:43, Blogger cadbury_vw said...


i'm really happy for you

i have only known one person who was celiac and only peripherally - so i didn't think about those sorts of issues before.

now that i am dating a lady with digestive issues it is at the forefront of my thinking

At 22 February, 2007 09:02, Blogger Natalie said...

That's pretty cool. I've heard more and more about gluten allergies in the last few weeks than ever before. People will be happy to know about this beer. I love Whole Foods but can't ever afford to shop there. Their cheese selection is so nice. I love cheese.

At 22 February, 2007 09:41, Blogger Natalia said...

Ohhh that is such great news *snoopydance of brewness* :) I have also been hearing about the allergies and how sick people can get. It's about time the food industry takes these things seriously!


At 22 February, 2007 15:26, Blogger JMai said...

I feel you on lack of time and energy. I mean I feel you A LOT.

I hate beer, but I'm still happy you found a yummy lager that won't make your tummy sick.

At 22 February, 2007 19:19, Blogger terry said...

jeannette, whole foods has quite a few GF items on the shelves.... but there's another store here i like more so i rarely step into WF. now i suspect i'll be going more often...

cad, it's amazing how it kind of takes over your life. especially when you dine out, or go to parties. i feel like i've raised awareness on my own, just in my own circle of friends. and they've all done so much to accomodate me, it's wonderful.

natalie, it's a major problem... and most celiacs go undiagnosed for years and years and years before they figure out what's making them sick. i was lucky -- i knew people who knew people who have it so was able to put the pieces of the puzzle together fairly quickly.

nat, i agree! more food companies are doing a better job with labeling, but there's still loads to be done. i wish more restaurateurs would get with it...

jmai, i'm so swamped right now, it's just sad. and partly why the finding of the beer made me so happy...!

At 23 February, 2007 04:37, Blogger Blondie said...

Yeah! BEER. Nuf said.

At 23 February, 2007 04:56, Blogger Jeannette said...

Thanks Terry! Joe and I went to Whole Foods last night and bought the beer. The price was right too...$7.99. We filled up a shopping cart full of gluten free items that we needed and don't have at our local supermarket.

Have you been able to find hamburger buns? We found a frozen pizza crust as well the mix in a bag, but no buns and bagels.

At 23 February, 2007 15:55, Blogger sassinak said...


it's BEER

of course you're happy, i mean a beer free life is unfair...

At 23 February, 2007 17:05, Blogger Laura said...

I love corona.
but what do i know about beer?
i drink it in the back of a car, often the cheapest kind they have HAHAHAAHAH.

At 24 February, 2007 08:45, Blogger Jon said...

Beer is good

yah, good

Get some rest this weekend and fill us in on what is going on chickie.

Hey, I'll probably be in the bay are soon. It's about time I buy you that Sidecar. I'll probably know early next week when I'll be there.


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